Review: Tyler, the Creator ends tour with full-blown Seattle love fest

Tyler, the creator loves Seattle. to like, Actually loves Seattle.

some friday songs At the Call Me If You Get Lost tour-closing show Climate Pledge Arena, the furious Los Angeles rapper couldn’t stop commotion—literally screaming at the top of his lungs at one point—about air, water, green, market, show. , Vipul Milk Delivery Services. His Emerald City love apparently dates back to early in his career when he first came to the Northwest with his obstinate Future Collective, and Seattle Summer inspired the cover of his 2013 album “Wolf.”

Seattle Love Fest was great until, in Tyler fashion, he began describing the graphic ways he’d like to display his feelings in our fair city. (After all, we were just a couple hundred yards from our most phallic landmark.) The longer it went on and the more distinctive Tyler got, it was clear it wasn’t “I love”. [insert city]”Tour joke.

“Every time I come here I’m like, ‘Am I about to [expletive] Buy a house here?'”

Turns out he almost did. On “Massa” from his Grammy-winning 2021 album “Call Me If You Get Lost,” Tyler accidentally drops a line about buying a house in Seattle, which supposedly attracted huge cheers as he spoke about the introspective song. cut his way through. Apparently, he wasn’t hard on a word to rhyme with “paddle.” Two years ago, Tyler said, he was house hunting here on Bainbridge Island, which would explain photos of himself on a Washington state yacht posted on social media that year. The only thing stopping an LA kid from getting the 206 area code (and those door-to-door milk droplets) might be gray.

“I could do it for 13 minutes,” Tyler said of his Seattle gushing, relaunching his set with an incendiary “lumberjack” that blasted a car bomb outside a Rolls-Royce. It exploded like what he had. Still, he’ll take the time to admire more Puget Sound later, saying that one of these days he might just grab some property here.

get the guy a good realtor and a copy ofbreath“And let’s do it, Tyler.

This was not the only time Tyler reflected on the final night of the tour with pop/R&B singer Kali Uchis, fellow L.A. rapper Vince Staples and Tezos Touchdown. And the Seattle fans who packed the Climate Pledge Arena on Friday clearly avenged love.

Now in his 30s, the courageous autobiography retains the youthful demeanor and brashness that resonated with legions of fans more than a decade ago, even as his music evolved from his shock-rap punchline. is what largely defined his early work (and earned a fair amount of criticism in the process). Tyler doesn’t deliver low-energy performances, but even by his harshest standards, last night he was giving everything and then some.

Whether the “crisp” Seattle air has gotten to him or he was just going out on a closed night, Tyler’s feet slightly expose his erratic but strangely smooth dance moves—equal parts Charlie Chaplin, Michael Jackson, and Carlton Banks. seemed difficult. In front of a Beverly Hills-style mansion that served as a backdrop. At the end of the night, the loafed-up rapper slid on stage during a cool-growing “I Think” before his stargazing “Earfuckquake” turned into a cosmic singalong.

Their 90-minute set featured a good cross section of their catalog, including a snippet of their weird classic “Yonkers” and a mix of oldies highlighted by the absurd obscenity of “Tamale”, a song that despite some of the lyrics. Burned the crowd Haven’t aged particularly well. The range of Tyler’s set list showed why he is one of the most dynamic rapper-producers of all time, with the 2017 album, which features the progressive artistic vision of a mature Tyler, with his psychic-tinted opus “Flower Boy”. Some have shifted between brazier cuts. really came to mind, and the delirium tremens ignited.

As if he was preparing himself for mayhem, Tyler launched his inhaler before launching his “best song in my discography”—the “New Magic Wand” from 2019’s experimental pop affair “Igor”. With the bass shaking his room, the track hit like a noise-rap nuclear bomb, with a mad Tyler screaming, screaming, shouting deranged songs as cannons of fire explode behind him. happened. If the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network picked up anything at around 11:18 p.m. last night, it was all Tyler.

When you finally buy that house, Tyler, make sure you’ve got earthquake insurance.

Though it was his name on the LED marquee of the Climate Pledge Arena, Tyler, the creator, was hardly the only one who made an impression on Seattle on Friday night. After a short set of rapper/off-key singer Tezos touchdowns, Staples reminds us why he’s alongside Tyler as one of hip-hop’s top live artists of the past decade. A headliner in his own right, Staples has long been a master at delivering active, high-energy sets without compromising the execution of his bars, and last night was no different in his founding role either.

Their welcome and “Black!” Based on the chants that had resonated even before he took the stage, the crowd was almost as full for the Uchis as it was for Tyler. Throughout her dreamy, hour-long set, the bilingual pop singer who draws on after-dark R&B and reggaeton delights her fans with every tremor of her hips, their enthusiasm getting louder with every suggestive dance move. grows.

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