March 12, 2012 11:34

Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator: 'I don't care how many copies 'OF Tape Vol. 2' sells'

Rapper says he wouldn't be a 'failure' even if they only flogged 5,000 copies

Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator: 'I don't care how many copies 'OF Tape Vol. 2' sells'

Photo: Tom Oxley

Odd Future's Tyler, The Creator has said that he doesn't care how many copies they sell of their new album 'OF Tape Vol. 2'.

The rap collective are set to release the new LP on March 20 but, posting on Twitter, the controversial hip-hop star said he wouldn't feel like a "failure" if the record didn't shift many units.

He wrote:

Haha, Dude If We Sold Like 5000 First Week I Would Not Feel Like A Failure. Niggas Don’t Buy Cds Anymore. Ill Be Kinda Happy Haha.


He also later added: "Only Like, Pitchfork Or Someother Shit Like That Gives A Fuck About Album Sales. I Actually Don’t Know How Much GOBLIN Sold."

Last week (March 6), Odd Future unveiled the video for a new track taken from 'OF Tapes Vol 2'. You can listen to 'NY (Ned Flander)' by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking.

The video for the track features Hodgy Beats and Tyler, The Creator, with Hodgy playing an overweight, deadbeat dad and Tyler as his baby. Speaking to NME earlier this month, Odd Future associate Lucas Vercetti - who has a guest role in the new promo - said the band were looking to push boundaries in their videos, commenting: "There's a continuation of the theme [from 'Rella']. It's really funny."

'OF Tapes Vol 2' will feature new material from Frank Ocean, Left Brain and The Internet as well as Tyler and Hodgy Beats. However, rapper Earl Sweatshirt, who recently reunited with the group, is not expected to be involved as he is not mentioned in any of the LP's tracklisting.

Odd Future will play a handful of tour dates in the UK and Ireland later this month. The gigs kick off Birmingham's O2 Academy on March 28, and end on April 2 at Dublin Olympia. The run also includes shows in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

To read a report about Odd Future's new TV show Loiter Squad, pick up the latest issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands now or available digitally.




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