The Creator created

Vivian Buenrostro, Co-Editor-in-Cheif

American rapper Tyler, The Creator released his fourth studio album, Cherry Bomb, on Apr. 13, 2015. Having an obnoxious yet creative reputation, the chaotic feel to his album was no surprise. The album opened with the instrument heavy track, “Deathcamp” which was also released as a single. The track also features an unaccredited appearance from Black Lips guitarist Cole Alexander that added to the classic rock rhythms. A contrast to this melody was his eighth track on the album, “2Seater.” The almost 7 minute song consist of beautifully crafted chord progressions along with a dialogue transitioning into a jazz melody at the 3:52 mark. The string section on “2Seater” was recorded with live instrumentation at Hans Zimmer’s studio. Tyler’s album featured a handful of artists, such as Kanye West and Lil Wayne on “Smuckers” as well as Schoolboy Q on “The Brown Stains of Darkeese Latifah Part 6-12 (Remix).” These rap-heavy tracks were audience favorites because of the snarling verses accompanied by a riot-starting beat. Tyler’s album could not be labeled under one single music genre because of its constant melodic change. The album surpassed any versatility expectations and definitely tests the listener’s patience, but the fact that it wasn’t a smooth listen kept the predictability factor out of the equation.