Fan theories have been floating round because it’s 2021 launch, however Tyler, the Creator has formally defined the that means behind his Grammy profitable LP Name Me If You Get Misplaced.
After scooping up the trophy for Greatest Rap Album this weekend, Tyler continued his tour to Portland, Oregon, the place he mentioned what precisely the title means. As Tyler defined, after 2019’s Igor, he “seen how a lot rap music modified my life and my mates’ lives,” so he determined to brag in regards to the issues which might be necessary to him.
“And after I say Name Me If You Get Misplaced, I don’t imply while you don’t know what to do. I imply while you name me, I need you to be telling me the shit that you simply on, the shit that you simply doing, you out on the planet getting misplaced doing all of your shit. I don’t need n***as calling me like, ‘Oh, I’m unhappy, I don’t know’ — no, fuck that. Name me and let me know that you simply in your shit ’trigger I’m on my shit, and possibly we are able to get on that flight and meet up and see what the fuck we on. That’s what I meant by that.”
Throughout his speech on the CMIYGL Tour, Tyler additionally spoke about what DJ Drama and Gangsta Grillz tapes meant to him rising up, how they impressed his earlier work with Odd Future, and the way Q-Tip’s 1999 solo album Amplified helped encourage his 2021 effort.
“[Q-Tip] was the bizarre backpack n***a that put this album out the place he was like, ‘Hey y’all, don’t get it twisted. I’m fucking whoever, I’m driving no matter, I’m doing no matter,’” Tyler mentioned. “And with out that album, Name Me If You Get Misplaced wouldn’t exist, so thanks Q-Tip for setting the blueprint.”
Tyler additionally made certain to salute Gravediggaz, and the way he sampled observe “2 Cups of Blood” for “Lumberjack,” earlier than he requested his followers within the viewers to verify they do their analysis on the stuff that he grew up on, and the historical past of the style.
“Due to the Web now, lots of youngsters don’t do their historical past. And the style they’re a fan of — man, they don’t see how necessary a Gucci Mane is that each one these youngsters are spinoff of now,” he mentioned. “So all y’all being right here being a fan of this factor, please simply do your historical past and be taught and respect this factor that some folks actually maintain pricey. I can’t lie, seeing a bunch of baby-ass white ladies dancing to RZA beats in 2022 is fucking development to me, bro. It’s stunning.”