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  • Tyler Okonma, better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper and leader of the alternative hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (Or Odd Future). The product of a broken home, Tyler's cuss-packed, hate-filled and misogynist lyrics with jokes about rape and 'faggots' have earned him a controversial reputation. Syd "Tha Kyd" Bennett, the album's mixer and part-time vocalist argued to UK newspaper The Guardian that his "offensive words don't deserve their value, their power", and that they're just words. "He [Tyler] isn't necessarily saying, 'I want to rape so-and-so.' They're just sick, twisted fantasies that he's had, based on girls that have hurt him in the past. A lot of people have sick, twisted fantasies, so why not give them something to relate to?"
  • Goblin is Tyler's second album, and first official release. It continues the rapper's dialogues with his fictional therapist Dr. TC first heard on Bastard. The confessional title track finds him venting his darkest thoughts to his shrink. But why 'Goblin'? Tyler told The Guardian: "I usually just say what I'm feeling at the time, what I think is cool. It's sporadic. It's the first things that come in my head. Like the word 'goblin'," It randomly came to me. Goblins are little mischievous f--ks."

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