Friday 1 July 2022
Shape-shifting star rapper ready for Roskilde


We welcome one of the most polarising and uncompromising rappers and producers of this generation: Tyler, The Creator.

What started off as a cult-like following surrounding the perpetually mischievous leader Tyler and his group Odd Future has now grown into a fanbase large enough for him to start performing in arenas and stadiums.

At the same time, the multi-hyphenate Californian (he’s a singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, festival promoter, fashion designer and graphic designer) has grown to become one of the biggest and most interesting artists of today.

Things really took pace with the album Igor (2019) on which the the once cynical and aggro MC found a more plaintive, vulnerable and sonically adventurous side of himself. Igor won a Grammy and became his first no. 1 debut on the American Billboard charts.

In 2021, Tyler, The Creator has teamed up with DJ Drama and aimed for some sort of grimy mixtape sound on the latest release Call Me If You Get Lost. The lyrics veer wildly about, and the music follows suit, in the best possible sense. The stylistic lurches – from synth-pop over soul ballads to reggae – are both unexpected and impressive on a fully packed and kaleidoscopic album that shows that Tyler, The Creator can do whatever he pleases. Always with full impact and now with attention from the entire globe.

On a stage he is in full control of things. Just one man (and a boat). Just watch this clip from one of his most recent concerts.

Look forward to one of the most adventurous and interesting rappers of today when Tyler, the Creator revisits Roskilde Festival. His first show here since the wild Odd Future concert in 2011.