Tyler, The Creator recently shared his thoughts on collaborating with NBA YoungBoy for their joint track, “WUSYANAME.” In a recent podcast interview with Elliott Wilson and Brian ‘B.Dot’ Miller on Interval Presents’s Rap Radar, Tyler discussed the creative process behind the song.
During the interview, Tyler expressed his admiration for YoungBoy, highlighting their enjoyable experiences while working together. He mentioned how they bonded over shared interests, such as indulging in ice cream and exploring vintage car shops.
He also added, “I guess people wouldn’t expect someone like me to even want to associate with a YoungBoy. But I love that s–t. He’s a sweetheart, man.”
Tyler commended YoungBoy for his exceptional work ethic, noting that he promptly returned his verse within a day. Unlike some artists who struggle to stay focused on the theme of a song, YoungBoy not only stayed on topic but also delivered an outstanding performance.
Tyler went on to explain why he specifically chose YoungBoy for the song. When conceptualizing “WUSYANAME,” Tyler envisioned incorporating the distinctive Louisiana drawl, tone, and accent into the track. He approached YoungBoy with the idea and was thrilled when YoungBoy not only agreed but also sought his approval, asking if his contribution met Tyler’s expectations.
When asked about the public’s surprise at their collaboration, Tyler acknowledged that while some may find it unexpected, he himself wasn’t shocked. He attributed this to his deep appreciation and knowledge of music, which allowed him to recognize the value in collaborating with artists like YoungBoy. Despite any preconceptions, Tyler emphasized that he genuinely enjoys YoungBoy’s work and described him as a kind-hearted individual.