Tyler, the Creator Shares 2-Disc 'Cherry Bomb' With All the Instrumentals

'Cherry Bomb,' Tyler's underrated 2015 precursor to 'Flower Boy,' has been given the official instrumental treatment.

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Cherry Bomb, Tyler, the Creator's underrated 2015 precursor to last year's Scum Fuck Flower Boy, has been given the official instrumental treatment.

Late Thursday into Friday, fans started noticing that an expanded version of the album had made its way onto streaming services. Cherry Bomb + Instrumentals, as the name implies, couples the original 13-track piece with the official instrumental for each song. Yes, that includes the loopable instrumental beauty of album closer "OKAGA, CA" and the Weezy-featuring "SMUCKERS."

Stream Cherry Bomb and its accompanying instrumentals below via Apple Music. This gift of a release is also available via Spotify, YouTube, and Tidal. You can also buy it.

Upon its release, Tyler described Cherry Bomb as "the music I've always wanted to make." In an interview with Billboard that year, he explained how a front-to-back listen of the album gave fans a chance to hear him finding himself. "Almost every song I mention some fucking wings," he said. "I want everyone to win. I'm telling everyone: 'You need to be in control of your plane. You're a bird, why are you fucking running? Fly.'"


Tyler, who's loaded down the past few months with multiple instrumental one-offs and reworks, announced the lineup for his annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival back in August. The 2018 edition of the California-set festival will feature performances by Kids See Ghosts, Post Malone, Ms. Lauryn Hill, SZA, ASAP Rocky, BROCKHAMPTON, Jaden Smith, Rex Orange County, and many more. It all goes down Nov. 10 and Nov. 11 at Dodger Stadium in downtown Los Angeles.

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