During a recent Instagram Live session, Tyler decided to give flowers to everyone who collaborated on the project and inspired him, including a rapper who didn’t make the project but pulled Tyler away from the R&B centric rap of his previous album, IGOR.
“Shoutout rap music, I love it,” Tyler began around the 40-second mark. “DJ Drama, I love you. What you did for rap — phenomenal. From all the Waynes, all the Dedications, from P the In My Mind Prequel mixtape, to Clipse for the We Got It For Cheaps, from Lupe mixtape run all the Farenheits, the Revenge of the Nerds, to JAY-Z, to Andre (3000) … to Westside Gunn for making me wanna just rap again. I love it. I love rap. It changed n-ggas lives.”
CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST is Tyler’s first project since his 2019 Grammy Award-winning IGOR. According to early projections from Hits Daily Double, the album will be the biggest of Tyler’s career with an estimated 175,000 total album-equivalent units earned, also landing Tyler his second consecutive No. 1 album.