Posts Tagged ‘Tyler the Creator’

Following up: Grady and Tyler

Monday, May 13th, 2013

On Friday, I introduced you to Tyler, the Creator superfan Grady MacMillan of Bend.

So … did he get to meet his hero?

He did! (via Grady’s Twitter)

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And he got to give Tyler the toys and snacks he brought for him! (via Tyler’s Instagram)

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Meet Tyler, the Creator superfan Grady MacMillan

Friday, May 10th, 2013

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At noon today, I drove by the Midtown Ballroom in Bend and noticed one kid sitting in a lawn chair by the door, presumably waiting to get into tonight’s Tyler, the Creator show.

Doors to the show open at 8 p.m.

At 2:30, I drove back by and the kid was still the only person there. So I pulled over and chatted with him.

His name is Grady MacMillan. He’s 14 years old and a student at Cascade Middle School in Bend. In part because he missed a previous Tyler show thanks to an appendectomy, his parents, Terry and Courtney, let him skip school today to get in line for the show, which he did at 10:30 a.m.

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Watch David Letterman ask Tyler, the Creator if he’s ever been to Bend, Oregon

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Odd Future rappers Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt are scheduled to play Bend’s Midtown Ballroom on May 10. But last night, they were in New York City to perform on “Late Show with David Letterman,” which they did alongside their buddy Domo Genesis. They did a song called “Rusty” from Tyler’s new album “Wolf.”

You can watch it below, but Bendites should pay special attention to the exchange that comes at around 4:55 of the clip.

If you missed it:

Letterman: “You guys ever been to Bend, Oregon?”

Tyler: “Yeah, I don’t know what that is.”

Between this and Bend’s brief appearance in that Facebook Home ad, yesterday was a big day in terms of our town popping up in weird places.

Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt are coming to Bend

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

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Well this is a feather in our rap cap: The two most prominent figures (unless you count Frank Ocean) in super-hyped L.A. hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them AllTyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt — are coming to Bend May 10 for a concert at Midtown Ballroom, according to an email from the show’s Chico, Calif.-based promoter, JMax Productions.

Tickets cost $22 (plus fees) in advance or $25 at the door. Advance tickets go on sale today at Ticketweb or by phone at 866-468-3399.

In 2010, Odd Future shot to fame astoundingly quickly when music critics and bloggers fell hard for the group’s shocking and juvenile lyrics (they were still teenagers, to be fair), punk-spirit live shows (stagediving and slam-dancing were the norm) and independent status (the group initially released several mixtapes for free download on Tumblr).

Consistently dope beats and high-quality flow also helped, no doubt. These young kids came out of nowhere with their sound, skills and aesthetic already dialed in.

The attention led to a major-label deal for ringleader Tyler, who released “Goblin” in 2011. Here’s the best song from that album.

The attention also brought accolades for Earl, who is generally considered the best pure rapper of the group. He still hasn’t released an official album; his debut “Doris” is due later this year. Here’s a video he just recently released for the song “Whoa.”

Frequency’s coverage of last night’s Grammys awards show

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Find it here.

And here:

From left: Tyler the Creator and Frank Ocean’s mom.

(Via MTV)