Tyler, The Creator + Vince Staples

Music, Rap, hip-hop and R&B
Tyler, the Creator
Photograph: Mark Peckmezian

Tyler, the Creator owes much of his current success to the controversy that he generated as the sophomoric figurehead of Odd Future, the California hip-hop collective that includes Earl Sweatshirt and Frank Ocean among its ranks. On Flower Boy, Tyler moves beyond the shocking (and often problematic) rhymes that populated his early records, taking a more open and confessional tone about the nature of race and sexuality. But no matter how insightful Tyler gets, his live shows probably aren't going to be any less anarchic. Southern California rapper Vince Staples supports.