Moving on from his horrorcore roots, Tyler builds a goofy, dark world on his sophomore LP, “Wolf.” It’s a concept album following characters Wolf, Sam and Salem through their summer camp experiences and unrequited love. Full of trippy instrumentation and vocal effects, the album plays with psychedelic influences as well as Pharrell Williams-inspired pop melodies to create playful but atmospheric tracks. It’s remembered fondly as Tyler’s best album from the first half of his career before he softened his style on “Flower Boy.” The album would produce many hits like “Tamale,” “IFHY” and “Domo23” but there are plenty of underrated tracks as well like “Cowboy,” “PartyIsntOver/Campfire/Bimmer,” and “Trashwang.”
Few hip-hop artists of the 2010s have had the same artistic growth and talent as Tyler, The Creator. Living up to the name Odd Future, Tyler’s start in the Los Angeles music collective made him a name in the hip-hop underground before blowing up in popularity seemingly overnight with the release of his debut “Goblin.” A polarizing figure through and through, his early days have been seen with gentler eyes than when he was first impressed by the music landscape. Many saw him as crude, bigoted and immature but his talent as a producer and lyricist became evident to many critics even in his early days. Undergoing a metamorphosis, Tyler would dispel critics and prove to be one of today's most unique and gifted hip-hop artists.