Which Tyler The Creator do you want? This video offers two very stark choices: There's the provocative one who's willing to dangle from a noose and stare down an angy mob, but if that's a bit too aggro for you — did I mention he's in white face and that the mob is comprised solely of black people? — and there's the squeaky-clean Tyler who's solely about presenting soothing music in a simple setting.
The choice should be easy, even if it makes you uneasy.
HELLYEAH is MUDVAYNE singer Chad Gray, former PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, NOTHINGFACE's Tom Maxwell on guitar and new bassist, Kyle Sanders (former member of BLOODSIMPLE and the brother of MASTODON's Troy Sanders)
There's a decent chance that Tyler The Creator crosses way too many lines for you to really get with him — most bars feature at least one word that's not considered kosher for polite society — but "Tamale" is him at his random best, pinging back and forth between making serious points and getting silly. Visually, it's a blast, but there' usually a counterbalance: The ass trampoline gets contrasted with a censored bit of presumed violence, and just when you think he's about to take the piss out of a boring indie rock Zombie appregio riff, he uses as a chance to get deep.
Also worth noting: Tyler could probably have a lucrative career as a director — yes, he's Wolf Haley — if he gets tired of rhyming.
Get in the ring with Tyler, The Creator aka director Wolf Haley as he mugs and wrestles his way through a cast of characters in a video that's more akin to the OFWGKTA skit show Loiter Squad than the intensity of his breakthrough "Yonkers" clip.