As part of Stussy’s previously announced Beat Makers campaign, Tyler, the Creator joins the company to talk about his previous works. The campaign itself invites everyone to upload their original tracks for a chance to win prizes. Stussy catches up with the Odd Future frontman to see how he got started, what equipment he currently uses, and what he feels makes a good beat.
Name: Tyler, the Creator
Previous name: Ace, Wolf Haley from OFWGKTA, Dat Golf Wang Nigguh!
First beat made: My first beat I remember making was called “Reverse” and it was on FL (Fruity Loops) studio. I was 12 years old.
Current setup: Well, Reason and Logic with a shitty MIDI keyboard. Soon enough I’m gonna start using actual equipment.
What makes a good beat: CHORDS! I love them shits. But over all the mood, some songs make me want to hit girls in the face and some makes me want to start gardens.
Favorite beat makers: The Neptunes are my favorite producers of all fucking time.
Favorite beat that wasn’t yours: Too many to name, but at the moment, “Life As A Fish” by N.E.R.D. is amazing.
Favorite beat of yours: “Drunk” By Domo Genesis. The beats I did for his “Rolling Papers” sound like purple screw tape shit at one point to me then to a Tommy Hilfiger country club. I love the strings…
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