Concert preview: Tyler, The Creator's not everyone, but then again, that's the point

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Tyler, The Creator self-released his first album, Bastard, in 2009. In 2011, he released Goblin (which contained “Yonkers”) and by then Tyler and his whole Odd Future crew had become a household (or bloghold?) name.

Tyler’s schtick — purposefully offensive, perceived-as-misogynistic-or-homophobic lyrics over kooky, low budget, often hollow-sounding beats — ain’t for everyone, but Tyler clearly doesn’t care about that.

Despite his popularity, his following could still be described as cult-like. Since Goblin, there’s been a steady stream of Tyler’s art available, and in 2012, he debuted a live-action sketch show on Cartoon Network. His third album, Wolf, came out in 2013, and there was even an Odd Future store in L.A. that’s supposed to reopen in a new location this year.

This year Tyler released his fourth album, Cherry Bomb.

Newport Music Hall

7 p.m. Wednesday, May 6

1722 N. High St., Campus