Tyler, the Creator Ensures He'll Never Have Posthumous Albums Released: "That's Fucking Gross"

A clause in his will prevents any future 'Estate Sale' when it comes to his creativity

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Apr 27, 2023

It may not be an Anderson .Paak-level of commitment, but Tyler, the Creator has made plans in writing to have his unreleased music stay that way in the event of his death.

The artist — who recently took his record-breaking 2021 album CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST for a victory lap with the arrival of The Estate Sale — made the reveal from the stage of the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles Wednesday night (April 26).

Before performing the unreleased "Penny," which some listeners had previously heard via a leak online, Tyler shared of the Estate Sale cuts [via HipHopDX], "Some of these are so good I can't just let 'em sit on my hard drive. Because I have in my will that if I die, they can't put no fucking post[humous] album out. That's fucking gross, [they'll get] like some random feature on it, some n— I didn't fuck with."

Tyler's evening at the El Rey did see him bring out a surprise guest in Vince Staples, and you can watch them perform their Estate Sale team-up "Stuntman" below. Staples previously supported Tyler on his 2022 North American tour behind CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST.

CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST was named among Exclaim!'s 50 Best Albums of 2021, and the album also featured one of the 30 Best Songs of 2021. Exclaim! readers also voted Tyler's aforementioned tour as one of their Favourite Concerts of 2022.


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