Rapper’s speech thanks fans, critics

Tyler the Creator is thrilled with his second Grammy win and thanks everyone who played a part in his success, including his critics.

The rapper, who was not present at the 64th Annual Grammy Awardstake from instagram live on Sunday to deliver an informal acceptance speech, saying he was “excited” to hear he won best rap album for his sixth album “Call Me If You Get Lost.”

Tyler made sure to thank his album collaborator DJ Drama, who appears on the LP’s opening track “Sir Baudelaire,” as well as “my friends for being my cheerleaders.”

“You guys are so important to rap music,” Tyler said of DJ Drama in the video. “Thank you to my whole team, the whole team… where I can just make an album, where I flex (all day).”

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DJ Drama returned the love during an interview with Wayno, Rob Markman and Gia Peppers on Amazon Music.

“Hi to Tyler, the creator: he’s a genius, man,” Drama said after it was revealed that they had won the award. “To get that phone call, to be part of the story, to be part of this album (and) for it to speak so well of me and what ‘Gangsta Grillz’ (Drama’s debut album) meant to him, it’s a full circle moment.”

Although Tyler shared his appreciation for the fans on Instagram Live, the Grammy-winning animator has also made a point of acknowledging his detractors.

“I know you’re seething and angry and (saying) ‘Ugh, nobody’s listening to this album,'” Tyler said. “These arena tours that sell out are different, and if you put that much energy into something, maybe everyone will be proud of you too.”

Tyler, The Creator attends the Hollywood premiere of "Fooled forever" at the TCL Chinese Theater on February 01, 2022.

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Tyler’s comment echoes a similar criticism made by DJ Khaled in 2019 when According to reports from Complex and NME.

“You know, while driving your car, you hear another car playing it,” Khaled said in a since-deleted post about the commercial reception of his music at the time, according to outlets. “You know, go to the hairdresser, you hear them play. You know, turn on the radio and you hear them play. It’s playing everywhere. That’s called great music. That’s what we play. calls albums whose songs you actually hear. Not mysterious (things) you never hear.

“Igor” earned Tyler his first Grammy award at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards in January 2020, where he won the award for best rap album.

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