A candid interview with young Tyler, the Creator
Back in March 2011, a young collective calling themselves OFWGKTA were billed to perform at Austin’s SXSW. There to document a new generation of hip-hop talent, i-D’s Hattie Collins interviewed Odd Future and their eccentric leader Tyler, the Creator ahead of their now legendary, blood-splattered set. At the time, 20-year-old Tyler had just dropped the self-directed black-and-white cockroach-eating masterpiece that was “Yonkers” and was gearing up to release his industry-shaking album, Goblin, on London label XL Recordings. Ten years on from that release, we revisit the resulting feature from i-D’s The Hedonist Issue, in which Tyler discusses serial killers, his wild imagination and being a massive weirdo.
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