After much deliberation, I’ve chosen my favourite Tyler, the Creator verse. With surreal imagery, Hitler references and insecure observations, the opening verse to Pimp Slap sums up his entire style. He effortlessly guides us through his dark ideas into a fantasy world more suited to the Care Bears than an angry rap group. It’s also light on the rape-talk that tends to shock some listeners that are new to Odd Future. Pimp Slap is on The Odd Future Tape available at www.oddfuture.com.
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