Tyler The Creator Wants To Join A Rock Band
Posted on December 26, 2011 by Jamie Slaughter
Tyler, the Creator has expressed his love for photography and also describes Odd Future as a Punk band, underlining his ambition to join a Rock band. Tyler explained that he did not like being characterised in the same way as up and coming rappers, but viewed his music as punk, and the music of his group, OFWGKTA, also as punk.
"I've been taking pictures since I was 15," he said when asked how he decided to make a photography book. "I fucking just thought it would be cool to just put the photos up...All the photos in the book, like 80% of them are before, like, we were even famous, or we were even big. Most of those are old, some of them have never even been on the Internet. The photos of Earl in there, them shits are old as fuck. And then part two will probably be 2011 and part three will be [the future]."
Tyler also shoots his own videos, and commented that it was hard to prefer one to the other, as he has a great love for both.
"I can't choose anymore," he stated, before adding that they go hand-in-hand. "When people ask whether I like making the video to a song or making a song to the video that's in my head, I don't know, I can't choose between either one because they go hand-in-hand. They need each other."
Tyler was also asked in a recent interview about his motivation to join a Rock band.
"I'm in a Punk band. It's called Odd Future. But I really wanna be in a [Rock] band. Rock bands are way cooler than rappers, in general. When people make end of the year lists, I wanna be near Trash Talk and The Strokes or some shit instead of fucking rappers that's up-and-coming. I hate that shit. That shit sucks."