Tyler, The Creator releases new song and music video
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On March 29, rapper Tyler, the Creator unexpectedly released a new song via Twitter.

 Entitled “OKRA,” the track is a mélange of surrealistic imagery and pop culture references recited dispassionately over including comparing the paint job of his new $400,000 car to the ankles of the lead character in “Django Unchained” and offering a shout out to “Call Me By Your Name” star Timothée Chalamet.

Tyler has also released a self-directed music video for “OKRA” in tandem with the song. By Tyler’s standards, it’s a rather restrained effort. It’s in split screen and features scenes of the Odd Future founder and friends doing doughnuts in a car that costs more than a Midwestern home, tooling around on dirt bikes and dancing in front of a reflective wall while wearing a garishly neon green clothing. In many ways, the clip feels like the 2018 version of a late ‘90s Bad Boy Records music video.

Hip-hop fans interested in seeing Tyler Gregory Okonma perform live can do so on April 11 when he comes to Los Angeles’ Shire Expo Hall. Tickets for that sure to be raucous show are on sale now and can be purchased here.