Tyler The Creator Reveals “’Yonkers’ Was A Joke” In New Interview With Vince Staples

“I was trying to make a shitty New York beat. ”

February 17, 2016

Tyler The Creator has shared a new clip from an interview he conducted with Vince Staples for the GOLF Media app as DJ Stankdady. The excerpt begins in middle of a discussion on culture and impressionability, and leads to the revelation on Tyler's hit. Naturally, it comes with an ugly slur.

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“Niggas don’t know that that beat was made as a joke. I was trying to make a shitty New York beat and we was just rapping like we was from New York like we were retarded. And then, I just had some random verses and I was just like ‘I’ll just record it to this beat, this beat is kinda cool.’ And then niggas really liked it. That’s so nuts, because that shit was actually a fucking joke. I made that beat in literally eight minutes.”

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