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Tyler, The Creator shared a photo of himself on Instagram with ASAP Rocky at the first birthday party of the rapper’s son, RZA. In doing so, he included the picture in a series of photos, one of which featured a letter he penned to reflect on the impact Pharrell Williams and The Neptunes have had on his artistry.

Rocky and Rihanna welcomed their first son, RZA, named after the Wu-Tang Clan legend, back in May 2022. Less than a year later, Rihanna confirmed the two are once again expecting after her appearance at the Super Bowl.

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Tyler, The Creator Performs With ASAP Rocky

INDIO, CA – APRIL 22: Recording artists Tyler, The Creator (L) and ASAP. Rocky perform onstage during day 1 of the 2016 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. Weekend 2 at the Empire Polo Club on April 22, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

As for his comments on Pharrell and The Neptunes, Tyler reflected on the first time he heard “Frontin’.” “137th and Prairie, Hawthorne, CA. 2003. 6th grade. 12 years old,” he began. “Sam Goody had physical records and Kazza had mp3’s, but before the options of streaming we have now, there was this thing called Real Player. A few weeks before June 3rd, someone posted a link of FRONTIN’ from some dj radio show on the STAR TRAK message boards. a nice treat for me, given ive spent every dollar my mom could spare on any album that had Waters of Nazareth in the credits.”

He continued: “I was stunned. 3 minutes and 57 seconds of dopamine. the grove, familiar, but still sounded like the soundscapes of a different planet. the air of it; aside from GRINDIN and WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT BOY the year before, my ears hadn’t heard anything with that much space in it. 3 percussive sounds, 3 bass notes, 2 chords, and a synthesized whistle that sounded like ice cream melting.” Check out Tyler, The Creator’s full Instagram post here.

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