You might not have heard about him yet—the entertainment media has been awful quiet for some reason—but underground Los Angeles rapper Tyler, the Creator is making quite a splash with his debut album Goblin, which dropped yesterday. Hits Daily Double, a website that projects things, projects that the record's on pace to sell 40-45k copies in its first week. For those keeping score, that's a higher first week open than Wale's debut album (28k) but still much lower than B.O.B.'s (85k). Not bad for a rapper whose two singles to date feature little more than the words "Golf Wang" repeated as their hooks.
Photographer Brick Stowell
May 11, 2011