Tyler, the Creator stopped by Los Angeles' Real 92.3 this morning for an interview with Big Boy. Never one to bite his tongue, Tyler spoke frankly about his contempt for social media, why Coachella sucks, and Cherry Bomb. But most interesting was his story about his first couple of jobs. After he was fired from Starbucks his mom made him get a job at FedEx. It only took him two and a half weeks to quit, and just days later Plain Pat flew him to New York and helped spark his career.
Here's the story in full:
"I had this shift that was from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Just being in there, all you do is push boxes. These people were ok with pushing the box. Their spirit... they don't even want to become the manager. They're just ok with pushing the box. I couldn't do it. I went to the manager and I was like, 'I've been here for about two weeks and four days. The checks are cool, but this is not for me.' He said, 'I know. You're not supposed to be here.' I flew to New York two days later. Plain Pat flew me out. I'd never been out of California. I had only $20. Frank came with me, we went out there, and that's how everything started. That was that moment where I was like, 'Am I going to fly, or am I going to run?' And I'm a bird, so I gotta fly. And I flew. And I have not landed yet."
Tyler also spoke about getting Kanye West and Lil Wayne on "Smuckers."
"They know what era of them I appreciate, so they brought that onto the song. It's just crazy to hear me going back and forth with Wayne. It's fucking crazy."
And Pharrell on "Keep Da O's."
"The Pharrell verse that I got... I'm a big fan of his 2006 big chains and ignorant Slim Thug colored teeth. For the song with me I was like, 'Hey, I need that Pharrell.' He gave some ignorant, off-kilter verse."
Watch the entire interview above.