Tyler, The Creator reveals new album track was written for Jay Z and Kanye West

The rapper originally gave the pair 'Smuckers' from his new album 'Cherry Bomb'

Tyler, The Creator has revealed the song ‘Smuckers’, from his latest album ‘Cherry Bomb’, was originally going to be used by Jay Z and Kanye West.

The Odd Future member released the surprise album earlier this month (April 13), while the track in question features verses from West and Lil Wayne.

Speaking to Billboard, the rapper explained: “I made ‘Smuckers’ in 2011 and sent it to Jay Z and ‘Ye. They were going to use it, but I kind of took it back.”

He went on to reveal how he got West and Lil Wayne involved with the track, saying: “I’m like, “Oh my God, this is fucking amazing. Lil Wayne would sound so good over this.” I sent Wayne a reference of what I was going to put, and he sent me the verse back. I legit was about to cry.”

He continued: “I played it for ‘Ye at his house literally four days before the album was due. He was like, “OK, I got to step my bars up. Y’all niggas is spitting.” It was such a sick thing to know that me and Wayne had to put ‘Ye back on his feet. Like, what the fuck? I’m 24 years old. What am I going to look forward to at 30?”

Meanwhile, Tyler, The Creator has launched his own print magazine and app. Billed as ‘Tyler and his brain without restrictions and bullshit’, Golf Magazine and the new Golf Media app will include “a bunch of different things that are original, curated and constantly changing” including “original series, content, live streaming, radio, tour stuff, Golf Wang, interactive and whatever other buzzwords that sound mildly annoying and marketing-like”.

Tyler is due to play a handful of UK shows next month, which will be his first live appearances in the UK since last summer.

Tyler, The Creator will play:

Glasgow Barrowland (May 12)
Manchester Academy (13)
London Roundhouse (14)
Bristol O2 Academy (15)

To check the availability of Tyler, The Creator tickets and get all the latest listings, head to NME.COM/tickets.
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