Five years ago, Tyler sat down with Larry King and told him, "I hate rapping, only because it puts you in this box." Since then, each of Tyler's releases have veered further away from traditional rap, but he's still positioned in the eyes of many as a rapper. So before IGOR dropped, he reminded everyone: "Don't go into this expecting a rap album. Don't go into this expecting any album." He was right. On IGOR, Tyler sings more than he ever has before, and he carefully picks his spots as a rapper. Sure, the album still includes rap verses (especially midway through when he reminds everyone he can still rap his ass off when he wants to on "What's Good") but you'll be disappointed if you press play expecting a straight-up hip-hop album.

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