Just four days after Tyler, the Creator alerted fans that he was rush-releasing his new album Cherry Bomb, the Odd Future rapper's third studio LP arrived on iTunes and streaming services. "Look, get 12 bucks, go to Ralph's or a grocery store, purchase a $10 iTunes gift card, go on iTunes, look for Cherry Bomb. Puppies won't die," Tyler tweeted. Physical copies of Cherry Bomb, complete with five different album covers, will arrive April 28th, but in the meantime, stream the new album, which Tyler produced entirely by himself, below:
Cherry Bomb is relatively light on guests – none of his fellow Odd Future members appear for the first time on a Tyler album – but the rapper did manage to secure a few high-profile cameos: Kanye West and Lil Wayne both stop by for "Smuckers," Schoolboy Q lends a verse to "The Brownstains" and Pharrell Williams – one of Tyler's idols whose side project N.E.R.D. inspired Cherry Bomb's sound – appears on the experimental, Clipse-quoting "Keep Da O's." The Gap Band's Charlie Wilson and the Black Lips' Cole Alexander also feature on first single "Fucking Young / Perfect."
As soon as Cherry Bomb hit iTunes at midnight, Tyler, the Creator started tweeting about the album. "I am very happy that I am responsible for getting ["Smuckers"] that from Wayne and Ye… I got the era of them that I like yup," Tyler tweeted. "I actually wrote a small article on how I hated Wayne for a few months for Golf Magazine, it's sick hahaha."
Tyler punctuated his big weekend with a triumphant Coachella performance where he called out the star-studded VIP section as "soft" and "boring" in front of thousands of fans and, after locating Kendall Jenner in the crowd, said "Fuck you." After the dis, Tyler tweeted at Kendall, "People really think I hate you love hahahah."