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Tyler, the Creator: 'I hate rapping'

Tyler, the Creator is eager to move beyond the world of hip-hop after confessing he "hates rapping".

Tyler, the Creator: 'I hate rapping'

Larry Kings sits down with Tyler, the Creator.
Larry Kings sits down with Tyler, the Creator.

Tyler, the Creator is eager to move beyond the world of hip-hop after confessing he "hates rapping".

The emcee first garnered attention on the music scene as the co-founder of alternative rap group Odd Future in 2010, but just a few years later, Tyler, real name Tyler Okonma, is ready to move on from his rap career.

In an interview with Larry King on his web series, Tyler admits, "I hate rapping. It puts you in this box... I'm talented enough to do other things. I don't know, I'm pretty bored with it. It's not interesting." As for what he thinks he will do instead, Tyler is eying a career in movies, adding, "In the future, I want to do films. I want people to mention my name next to (directors) Wes Anderson or Quentin Tarantino. I don't want my name to be mentioned next to other rappers at all."

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