Tyler, the Creator

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One to watch: Brent Faiyaz
The Maryland singer-songwriter’s smouldering R&B vocals and audacious lyrics are about to reach a far wider audience

Tara Joshi

09, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Wireless festival 2022: weekend one review – Playboi Carti stomps on the competition
Across three days of raging rap, it’s Little Simz, Rico Nasty and Tyler, the Creator who also stand out with their imagination and mic technique

Thomas Hobbs

04, Jul, 2022 @12:38 PM

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Pharrell Williams’s 30 greatest songs – ranked!
It’s 20 years since his band NERD released their debut album – but the rapper-producer-singer-songwriter has been responsible for an avalanche of hits. As he and co-pilot Chad Hugo get inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, we count down Williams’s 30 greatest bangers

Alexis Petridis

10, Mar, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Rex Orange County: Who Cares? review – sad boy-next-door plays it gratingly safe
Alex O’Connor has a knack for melody, but his unrelenting self-absorption leaves the resulting songs feeling flat and thin

Alexis Petridis

10, Mar, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The 50 best albums of 2021
And finally – a deserving winner, whose second solo album is a truly relatable, pin-sharp pop classic. We reveal our No 1 album of 2021

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

17, Dec, 2021 @6:52 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2021, No 5: Tyler, the Creator – Call Me If You Get Lost
The former hellraiser’s sixth album saw him reflecting, after turning 30, on his early stardom and showing off his soft side in regretful love songs as well as rap fireworks

Tara Joshi

13, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tyler, the Creator: Call Me If You Get Lost review – the most glorious mess
Bursts of kaleidoscopic synthpop, soul balladry and jazz sweep you through the latest offering in the artist’s eclectic, controversial and – against the odds – enduring career

Alexis Petridis

25, Jun, 2021 @4:17 PM

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Drake calls for Grammys to be replaced after snubbing Black artists
Singer’s demand follows absence of the Weeknd in all categories of the 2021 awards despite huge success this year and dismay at exclusion of Lil Uzi Vert

Laura Snapes

26, Nov, 2020 @1:19 PM

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The Brit awards have become a platform for black politics – and brilliance
Whether it’s Dave and Stormzy castigating the government or Kanye surrounding himself with young Londoners, black artists have expertly capitalised on the visibility of the Brits stage

Chanté Joseph

20, Feb, 2020 @3:24 PM

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Politics and powerful performances at the 2020 Brits – but no shock winners
Lewis Capaldi predictably took home more than one award at a Brits night that nevertheless rewarded innovative talent, from Billie Eilish to Dave and Tyler, the Creator

Alexis Petridis

18, Feb, 2020 @11:44 PM

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Brits 2020: all the performances reviewed
From Dave’s urgent freestyle to Lizzo’s effervescent party medley, Billie Eilish’s Bond high-note to Stormzy’s rain-drenched celebration, here are all the Brit award 2020 live acts

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Feb, 2020 @11:33 PM

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Brit awards 2020: Lewis Capaldi tops winners alongside rap triumphs
Dave wins album of the year and fellow rappers Stormzy and Tyler, the Creator win best male categories as Capaldi crowns breakthrough year

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

18, Feb, 2020 @10:00 PM

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