Tyler the Creator and Waka Flocka Flame
Before Odd Future sh*t-starter Tyler, the Creator braced himself for questions from crunker Waka Flocka Flame, he gushed about the Atlanta artist’s track, “Keep It Real.” “That’s, like, in my top 10 songs ever. That’s my shit,” Tyler told him. The polarizing artists talked about the meaning behind Odd Future’s controversial lyrics and image. “It’s, like, no subliminal messages or secret meanings or anything. I just personally think the sh*t would look really cool, so I did it,” Tyler told him. “People are just so quick to judge sh*t ’cause they don’t understand it. But I understand what I’m doing, and that’s all that should matter.” When Flocka asked him if the group was trying to change the direction of hip hop, Tyler was clear. “I’m not trying to change the direction of anything. I’m just doing what I wanna do, saying what I wanna say, and if the sh*t happens to change, then that’s cool. But I just like making the music I like making.” They were answers that Flocka might have given had they traded places.