Don Toliver Co-Opts Tyler, The Creator's Travel Aesthetic For 'Life Of A Don' Rollout


| LAST UPDATE 10/12/2021

By Mahlik Campbell
Don Toliver
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Don Toliver is riding the high of his new album, 'Life Of A Don,' which arrived last Friday with features from Travis Scott and rising stars like Baby Keem, SoFaygo and Kali Uchis.

Some fans are noticing similarities between Don's travel-themed rollout and Tyler, The Creator's.

Hours before Don Toliver delivered 'Life Of A Don,' the 27-year-old posed next to a vintage Louis Vuitton luggage trunk to reveal the tracklist. For Tyler's red carpet looks at the 2021 BET Awards – following the release of 'Call Me If You Get Lost' – and last year's Grammys, he also incorporated designer luggage.

Tyler took things a step further, copping a $500,000 iced-out bellhop chain.

Don't get it twisted: Don has an atmospheric and woozy style all his own. This sound comes to life in the visuals for "Way Bigger" where Don bounces around a few city scenes and experiments with different fits. His croons suggest he maintained a lit lifestyle even when much of the world was shut down.

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"Paid my dues in the streets, I'm litty / With a bad b***h through the whole pandemic / Lemme hit the hole through the whole ninth inning / Eatin' and beatin' the whole night swimmin'!" he sings.

Adding to Don's appeal, Travis Scott – Don's mentor and Cactus Jack pacesetter – came through with fire verses for "Flocky Flocky" and "You."

According to a recent IG Story, La Flame is making time to cook up brand new flavors of his agave-based Cacti seltzer, too. (Three are available right now: Strawberry, Lime and Pineapple.)