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UTG PHOTOS & REVIEW: Tyler, The Creator at Irving Plaza in New York, NY (06/12/15)

Under The Gun Review sent photographer MJ Rawls to Irving Plaza in New York to shoot Tyler, The Creator on June 12.

I was talking to someone about Tyler, The Creator and they mentioned that he was that kid growing up who would tell you of his huge imagination about the future that you would always dismiss. Flash forward to 2015, a growing passionate fan base, new album Cherry Bomb, and innovative app Golf Media, all those dreams have come to fruition. Cherry Bomb still has the bombastic energy of Tyler’s previous albums mixed with mature musical growth, …

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Tyler, The Creator Hints That Odd Future Are “No More”

It’s hard to believe Odd Future are a group that only came onto the nation rap radar six years ago, but when that happened the crew seemed as tight as any the industry had seen before. Not only were they all friends, but they each possessed a unique take on hip-hop that allowed them to avoid ever sounding too redundant in their delivery. Now, it seems, we may never hear new material from the crew again.

Any fan of Odd Future could tell you it has been a minute since the group was seen together. After initially touring as a …

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Stream: Tyler, The Creator, Kanye West, & Lil Wayne – “Smuckers”

Just as Tyler, The Creator‘s Cherry Bomb arrives on iTunes, a stream of one of the record’s most anticipated tracks has found its way online.

“Smuckers” is a collaborative effort that no one could have imagined happening five years ago. Over the course of five and a half minutes Tyler swaps bars with Kanye West and Lil Wayne. Each pretty much stays in their own line, and they probably didn’t actually complete the song in the same room, but still – it’s pretty cool. To make matters even better, it’s a far more enjoyable song than “…

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Tyler The Creator Announces ‘Cherry Bomb,’ Shares New Songs

‘Tis the season for surprise album releases.

Following Drake, Kendrick Lamar, and Earl Sweatshirt, Odd Future mastermind Tyler, The Creator has become the latest member of the hip-hop community to reveal plans for a surprise album release. Tyler’s third studio album, Cherry Bomb, will be released worldwide on April 14. Pre-orders are available now on iTunes, and each order comes with an instant download of two new tracks. Both songs, “Deathcamp” and “Fucking Young,” can be streamed in full at the end of this post.

In addition to revealing these plans and sharing song streams, Tyler …

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Tyler, The Creator Announces US Tour Dates

Odd Future founder Tyler, The Creator has been relatively quiet on the music front since the release of his 2013 solo album. The one-time Goblin told press shortly after the record’s release that he was tired of rap and that he wanted to be known for doing other things as well because he knew he was capable of more. We respected that stance, but part of us always hoped Tyler would come around and want to rap again.

Today, those of us hoping for a return got a taste of what it must feel like when dreams come true after …

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UTG PHOTOS: Governors Ball Music Festival

Under The Gun sent photographer, Nick Karp, to Randall’s Island in New York City to photograph the Governors Ball Music Festival.

Much has changed since I attended the first Governors Ball Music Festival, including (thankfully) a new location, more days added to the festival, and there no longer being the gimmick of “No Overlapping Set times.” The market to hold a quality festival in New York City has been in the search since the rise of other domestic festivals like Coachella and Bonnaroo, and Governors Ball is the answer. 40,000+ people attended the festival in order to watch notable acts …

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WATCH: Tyler, the Creator – “I Just Bought a Bugatti (I’m Happy)”

Whether he is trolling literally everyone, getting thrown in jail for ensuing a riot or pissing off some minority, Tyler, the Creator is always getting attention. And it is very obvious that the rapper and his crew, Odd Future, love it.

With the new season of Odd Future’s television show, Loiter Squad, taking off recently, Tyler and the gang have come out with a video for the song that was written for the sketch show, “I Just Bought a Bugatti (I’m Happy).” The song also features a verse from IceJJFish. It’s is definitely his attempt to make fun of …

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Tyler the Creator, Nick Cave, Danny Elfman, and Katy Perry Working on Random Covers Record

Cover songs are a great chance to see who inspires a musician. Other times it’s a confusing crossing of genres. And sometimes, very rarely, it’s just weird.

Now, thanks to lowbrow pop artist Mark Ryden, the world gets to hear  Tyler the Creator, Nick Cave, Katy Perry, and “Weird Al” Yankovic cover “Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)” for a new compilation album. Haven’t heard the song before? That’s because it’s 122 years old.

As The Hollywood Reporter notes, Ryden’s album, called The Gay Nineties Old Tyme Music: Daisy Bell, will have the above artists cover the …

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Tyler, The Creator Arrested For Starting A Riot At SXSW

Tyler, The Creator is known to stir up some trouble wherever he goes. Some find him entertaining, others find him obnoxious. Whatever your feelings may be for him, there’s no doubt that he can grab headlines. It appears that the Odd Future rapper got himself into a little bit of trouble this week at SXSW.

He was performing when the venue reached its maximum occupancy, so naturally, he encouraged his fans to storm the gate. He was arrested shortly after for a Riot-Class A Misdemeanor charge with a bond set at $25,000. You can view some clips of the incident …

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Tyler, The Creator Shares 2014 Tour Dates

2014 has been a relatively quiet one as far as Odd Future is concerned, but earlier today group mastermind Tyler, The Creator outlined a run a tour dates that will keep him busy until the middle of summer.

Kicking off this month, Tyler, The Creator is planning to visit every corner of the country except the midwest before the beginning of July. He will begin his run of shows this week at SXSW, then he’ll head to Florida for a handful of dates before returning west. You can view the complete list of planned performances below.

It’s worth noting that …

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Odd Future Denied Entry To New Zealand Due To “Potential Threat To Public Order”

Back in 2011 when Tyler, The Creator made his TV debut on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, it seemed like the music world was terrified of Odd Future. Think pieces and reviews popped up everywhere, labeling Tyler’s video for “Yonkers” as disturbing or hailing it as genius. Fast forward three years and several albums later, and people still seem to be unapologetically terrified of Tyler and company’s well-documented antics. The hip-hop collective has been denied access to New Zealand and have cancelled their appearance at Rapture Festival this weekend. Immigration New Zealand commented on the situation to 3

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Governors Ball Lineup Revealed: Outkast, Vampire Weekend, Jack White, The Strokes, Phoenix

In its first year, they snagged Girl Talk. In its second year, they snagged Beck. In its third year, they snagged Kanye West’s first solo set in five years. Now, after a week of clues, New York City’s Governors Ball Festival has announced their lineup and it’s bigger than ever.

Outkast, Jack White, and Vampire Weekend are headlining with still huge acts like Phoenix and The Strokes being bumped to the second line. The lineup includes some of our favorites like Frank Turner, Spoon, Broken Bells, Run the Jewels, Earl Sweatshirt, Janelle Monae, Foster The People, Disclosure, Chance the Rapper, …