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Goblin review - Tyler the Creator | Music | EW.com

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MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE Don't let that goofy expression fool you — Tyler, the Creator gets vicious on his debut

Goblin

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Tyler the Creator
music label:
81109
genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it an A-

”I’m not a f—in’ role model.” So begins the debut from the breakout star of misfit rap collective Odd Future. That disclaimer doesn’t allay the blow his subsequent words dole out: Not since early Eminem has a rapper delivered lyrics so vicious, spitting graphic threats of rape (”Fish/Boppin Bitch”) and murder (”Yonkers”), though he later acknowledges that he has no intention of carrying them out. Too bad Kanye — who’s also a fan — already used the title last fall, because Goblin is one Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. A-

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