🎡 Tyler, the Creator Kills His Alter Ego

Plus, the greatest live album ever?

Mic-Check Newsletter
6 min readApr 3, 2023

Composer Ryuichi Sakamoto, a pioneer of electronic music and member of Yellow Magic Orchestra, best known for Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence passed away at 71.

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Nearly two years after the release of Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler, the Creator is revisiting his Grammy Award-winning album with an expanded edition, The Estate Sale. The record, which we picked as our 8th favorite of 2021, debuted at β„–1 on the Billboard 200 and set a record for the largest single-week vinyl sales for any hip hop album ever.

The Estate Sale features eight new songs that originally got left on the cutting room floor. The tracks include collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Vince Staples, and YG, as well as production from Madlib and Kanye West. Over the past few years, the quality of deluxe albums has declined rapidly as artists have used demos and B-sides to bolster their streams. However, The Estate Sale feels purposeful. Using a sonic palette that complements Call Me If You Get Lost, the added section features tracks far better than what most rappers include on their main records, particularly Sorry, Not Sorry, the…

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