Tyler, The Creator + Jaden Smith + Goldlink

Music, Rap, hip-hop and R&B
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Tyler, the Creator
Photograph: Sam Rock

Time Out says

Tyler, the Creator owes much of his current success to the controversy that he generated as the sophomoric figurehead of Odd Future, the anarchic California hip-hop collective that introduced Earl Sweatshirt and Frank Ocean to the world. But Tyler's last two records have moved beyond the shocking and often problematic rhymes of his past, taking a more open and confessional tone about the artist's own sexuality. On his latest record, Igor, Tyler weaves a tale about a man who is dating another man (who happens to also be dating his ex-girlfriend) wrapped around funky beats, R&B samples and guest verses from the likes of Kanye West and Playboi Carti. It's some of his most beautiful work to-date—and that includes the ice cream flavor he created for Jeni's. Rappers Jaden Smith (yes, he's the son of Will Smith) and GoldLink open the show.

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