Tyler, The Creator Addresses Rumor Around Lil Uzi Vert & Pharrell Features
| LAST UPDATE 06/28/2021
While Tyler, The Creator singlehandedly produced all 16 songs on his new album, 'Call Me If You Get Lost,' he wasn't shy about bringing other artists into the fold to collaborate on hooks and verses.
One is Lil Uzi, whose "Juggernaut" verse sparked a theory online about a scrapped joint tape with Pharrell.
Well, Tyler heard the chatter and stepped in to set the record straight: "idk who starts narratives but it is not from a scrapped p and uzi album, idk where you got that info from."
Pharrell, who also appears on "Juggernaut," collaborated with Uzi back in 2017 on "Neon Guts." Their tape was rumored to be titled 'No Luv Lost,' a continuation of Uzi's 'Luv' projects, like 'Luv Is Rage.'
The fan then admitted they sourced the info from a false Genius annotation, prompting Tyler to troll the media company. He added that the official lyrics would be posted this week "so it's all correct and stuff."
But Pharrell's role in the creation of 'Call Me If You Get Lost' goes beyond his featured verse. Speaking with Complex, DJ Drama revealed that he and P's unexpected 2006 Gangsta Grillz effort, 'In My Mind: The Prequel,' inspired Tyler to tap Drama for this latest album.
"And I think something that has to be discussed, there’s a generation of people that love the Gangsta Grillz series for what it was," Drama said. "And then there’s also another generation that pays a lot of homage to Pharrell’s 'In My Mind: The Prequel.'
"And Tyler is one of those [people]. ... I think this is Tyler’s ode to that project, Pharrell’s 'In My Mind: The Prequel.'"
All of these elements and more are combining to give Tyler his biggest opening week ever in terms of sales, as Chart Data expects the 30-year-old to push over 175k units. It'd be his second #1 album on the Billboard 200 after 'IGOR' reached the top in May 2019.