The Grammys didn’t televise the Finest Rap Album class Sunday night time, and Tyler, the Creator was on tour, however the Name Me If You Get Misplaced MC nonetheless had time to salute those that believed in him after his second Recording Academy victory.
After beating out albums by Kanye West, Nas, and J. Cole, Tyler took to Instagram Dwell to thank those that stood in his nook throughout the creation of the album, in addition to individuals who have tried to query his success.
“First off, I’m hyped,” Tyler mentioned whereas strolling round in a subject with a motorbike. “Thanks to DJ Drama, you might be fucking so vital to rap music. Thanks to all of my mates for being my cheerleaders. Thanks to my entire staff, the entire squad…the place I could make an album the place I simply flex all goddamn day.”
He continued with one explicit thanks—though the title was lower out throughout the livestream—to somebody, or just a few individuals, who haven’t thought so extremely of him or his album.
“I do know you’re seething and indignant and ‘ugh, nobody listens to that album,’” Tyler mentioned. “These area excursions which might be promoting out says completely different. And should you put that a lot power into one thing, possibly everybody can be happy with you, too.”
One in every of Tyler’s most vocal critics again in 2019 was DJ Khaled, who basically pulled the “nobody listens to that album” card after his LP Father of Asahd debuted behind Tyler’s Igor on the Billboard 200. The charting information led to Khaled’s now notorious Instagram rant, the place he talked about making “albums so individuals can play it, and also you really hear it.”
“You realize, driving your automobile, you hear one other automobile enjoying it. You realize, go to the barbershop, you hear them enjoying it. You realize, flip the radio on and also you hear them enjoying it,” Khaled mentioned on the time. “It’s enjoying all over the place. It’s known as nice music. It’s known as albums that you just really hear the songs. Not no mysterious shit that you just by no means hear it.”
The Recording Academy definitely heard Name Me If You Get Misplaced, as did the followers who proceed to fill arenas throughout the nation.
DJ Drama additionally reacted to the victory on Sunday night time, throughout a dialog with Wayno, Gia Peppers, and Rob Markman at Rotation’s livestream of the 2022 Dreamville Competition.
“Salute to Tyler, the Creator, he’s a genius, man,” Drama mentioned. “To get that telephone name, to be part of historical past, a part of that album. For him to talk so extremely of me and what Gangsta Grillz meant to him, it’s a full-circle second. … Earlier than you simply instructed me that I used to be sitting right here speaking about being on stage with Younger Jeezy, how these data that I used to be part of and dropped at the individuals 20 years in the past resonate and influence in entrance of 25,000 nonetheless to this present day. It’s very humbling for me. If you’re making historical past, you don’t even notice you’re doing it.”