Tyler The Creator Rips a Madlib Instrumental on Unreleased “Batman”
Tyler x Madlib? Hopefully there's more where this came from
Tyler The Creator hasn’t been too active on the solo front since the release of his Cherry Bomb album in March of 2015, but he’s kept up work with A$AP Rocky, Frank Ocean and the rest of his Odd Future collective to keep fans from going too stir crazy. Today, the internet has gifted the world with quite the surprise: a snippet of an unreleased Tyler The Creator song, produced by Madlib.
The song, “Batman,” didn’t make the final Cherry Bomb cut, and was initially teased on Tyler’s Golf Media app months after the album was released. However, it no longer lives on that platform, but a Reddit user liberated it to YouTube, via which you can stream the song below. Cherry Bomb, Tyler’s clearest effort to interpolate sonic and tonal lessons learned from his idol Pharrell and his N.E.R.D band, is a stark contrast to “Batman.” Despite the clip being less than 2 minutes, it’s easy to discern that “Batman” is some of Tyler’s sharpest rapping in recent history, and Madlib’s mesmerizing drums constitute a beat more stripped down than the majority of Cherry Bomb.
Check out “Batman” below. We’re sorry it’s not longer. Truly.