Tyler, the Creator Shares His Favorite 'Flower Boy' Moments on Album's Fifth Anniversary

Tyler reflected on the Grammy-nominated project on its fifth anniversary: "'Flower Boy' changed everything for me, thank you all for your ear."

Tyler, The Creator performs during his "Flower Boy Tour"

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Tyler, The Creator performs during his "Flower Boy Tour"

It was five years ago when Tyler, the Creator gifted fans with Flower Boy, the critically acclaimed album that many consider a turning point in his career.

In celebration of the record’s anniversary, Tyler took to Twitter to recall some his favorite moments from the project, which is alternatively titled Scum Fuck Flower Boy. He listed specific instrumentals, lyrics, harmonies, as well as entire tracks, including “Droppin’ Seeds” with Lil Wayne, “Enjoy Right Now, Today,” and “November.”

scum fuck flower boy five

— T (@tylerthecreator) July 21, 2022

Tyler also named “Sometimes” as one of his favorite cuts, despite it being only 36 seconds long. He went on to share a five-minute extended version of the track, and confirmed there was an even longer iteration floating around “somewhere.”

https://t.co/dtql02IUVb i have an 8 minute version somewhere

— T (@tylerthecreator) July 21, 2022

Tyler’s other favorite moments included the music at the beginning of “Pothole’s” second verse; the bridge on the Estelle-assisted “Garden Shed”; the second half of “I Ain’t Got Time!”; and the harmonies in “Glitter.”

my favorite FLOWER BOY moments: sometimes; music under first 4 bars of 2nd verse on pothole; "find the words " section on garden shed; 2nd half of i aint got time; dropping seeds/november/ enjoy today as a whole; glitter 2nd half harmonies

— T (@tylerthecreator) July 21, 2022

Flower Boy consisted of 14 tracks with guest appearances by Frank Ocean, ASAP Rocky, Steve Lacy, Jaden Smith, Rex Orange County, and more. Critics praised the album for its production, which was entirely handled by Tyler, as well as its unique exploration of themes like depression, love, isolation, and self-discovery.

The album secured the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, went platinum in the United States, and earned Tyler a Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album.

“Flower Boy changed everything for me,” Tyler tweeted Thursday, “thank you all for your ears.”

flower boy changed everything for me, thank you all for your ears.

— T (@tylerthecreator) July 21, 2022

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