Odd Future figurehead Tyler, the Creator has a new album out today called Wolf, but he’s more interested in talking about a missed opportunity from last year.
In a conversation with Billboard, Tyler noted that he and Odd Future cohort (and Grammy winner) Frank Ocean collaborated on a song for Justin Bieber’s 2012 album Believe, but the track was ultimately rejected.
“I’ve got so many beats and songs, but no one’s giving me a chance yet,” he said. “I want to take Justin Bieber for a month and just lock him up in a cage where we sit and make music. He’s one of the most successful people in the world, but his music could be so much tighter.”
Even without the Odd Future contributions, Believe still had top-shelf writing and production from luminaries like Hit-Boy, Diplo, Drake, Rodney Jerkins, and Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds. Tyler’s quest to make his impact on the teen pop world may come later this year, as he worked on the forthcoming Miley Cyrus album on music produced by Pharrell Williams.
What would the Bieber/Odd Future collaboration have sounded like? In an ideal world, the Canadian Sensation would have recorded a spiritual sequel to Ocean’s “Crack Rock.”
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