It's been over two years since Tyler, the Creator dropped his last studio album, Cherry Bomb. Since then, he's beefed with Hodgy Beats; freestyled with A$AP Rocky; made his runway debut with his Golf Wang collection; publicly honored Pharrell; wrote a poem for Frank Ocean and featured on his "Biking" single; cancelled his European tour without explanation; nabbed his own television show; starred his own documentary; and announced his sixth annual Camp Flog Gnaw festival.
But now he's returning to the music.
The rapper just took to Twitter to announce his fourth studio album, Scum Fuck Flower Boy.
Due this month, on the 21st, the LP will include two album covers: one designed by himself, and the other by Eric White.
SCUM FUCK FLOWER BOY: 7/21 pic.twitter.com/b6gonFc3o1— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) July 6, 2017
ERIC WHITE DID ONE COVER/ I DID THE OTHER— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) July 6, 2017
make sure to say eric white did the art! love his work and would like to inform people about shit they dont know about, could spark somethin— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) July 6, 2017
And though the 14-song tracklist doesn't boast any featured guests in print, we already know that "Who Dat Boy" includes A$AP Rocky and that Frank Ocean appears on "911/Mr. Lonely."
Scum Fuck Flower Boy TRACKLIST
2. Where This Flower Blooms
4. See You Again
5. Who Dat Boy?
7. Garden Shed
9. I Ain't Got Time!
10. 911 / Mr. Lonely
11. Dropping Seeds
14. Enjoy Right Now Today
According to Pitchfork, "earlier this year, a website with the new album's title as the URL surfaced, which led fans to speculate about a new LP. At the time, [Tyler] distanced himself from the site and denied any connection to it. Today, he addressed [the] site in a series of tweets."
so i put some words on some clothing last year. some people had ideas on what it was used for, made some sites blah blah— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) July 6, 2017
when people are desperate for info, they believe anything ive realized— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) July 6, 2017
with that said they were right about one thing— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) July 6, 2017
happy i can show you this first instead of a supportive but invasive fan page— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) July 6, 2017