Tyler, the Creator attends the Red Carpet Premiere Event for the Sixth and Final Season of FX's "Snowfall" at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Ted Mann Theater on February 15, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Here’s Why We’ll Never Hear Posthumous Albums From Tyler, the Creator
During his surprise show at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre, Tyler, the Creator told fans that he has a no-posthumous albums clause in his will.
Looks like Tyler, the Creator fans won’t hear any posthumous music from The Estate Sale rapper. During his concert at L.A.’s El Rey Theatre on Wednesday night (April 16), the Odd Future founder performed cuts from his latest project, along with the unreleased track “Penny.” During an onstage speech, Tyler revealed that “Penny,” a freestyle over Rich Boy’s “Throw Some D’s” was the first song recorded for his 2021 LP, Call Me If You Get Lost. The album won a 2022 Grammy for Best Rap Album.
“Some of these are so good I can’t just let ’em sit on my hard drive,” the 2-time Grammy-winner said before performing “Penny.” “I have in my will that if I die, they can’t put no fucking post[humous] album out. That’s fucking gross, [they’ll get] like some random feature on it, some n*gga I didn’t fuck with.”
\u201cTyler, The Creator speaks on posthumous releases at last nights show.\n\nhttps://t.co/fefTUWHS3K\u201d— Odd Future (@Odd Future) 1682590391
Elsewhere at the El Rey Theatre show, he brought up Vince Staples for their The Estate Sale collaboration “Stuntman.” Staples opened for Tyler during the North American leg of the Call Me If You Get Lost tour, which also featured Teezo Touchdown, who featured on the album with "RUNITUP," and long-time collaborator Kali Uchis. The special engagement comes just one month after Tyler released The Estate Sale, which included seven additional tracks, two featured A$AP Rocky (“Wharf Talk”), and YG (“Boyfriend, Girlfriend”).
Although Tyler promised no album releases after his life, hip-hop enthusiasts have a number of posthumous albums to choose from, including projects from 2Pac, The Notorious B.I.G., Juice WRLD, and Pop Smoke. Mac Miller, whose estate released his first posthumous album Circles in 2020, also reportedly plans to release a collaborative album between the Pittsburgh rapper and Madlib, titled MacLib.