Tyler The Creator Thinks he Isn’t on Mainstream Radio Because of his Voice

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Tyler The Creator graced the 2018 issue of GQ and he opened up about a number of topics including his favorite artists and some childhood traditions. But interestingly, he admitted that he has the desire of ending up on mainstream radio one day.

“I’ve been trying to get on the radio,” he says. “I haven’t been super successful with that, but that time will come. If it’s not the next album, then it’s the three after that.”

The Golf Wang creator insisted that he doesn’t have a voice fit for radio compared to the likes of JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar or Drake. “I think there are certain voices that can make it into a mainstream world because of the tone that they’re in. People like [JAY-Z], ‘Ye, Drake, you know, [Kendrick Lamar]. It’s a world that their voice lives in,” he says. “It’s not too high and squeaky, and it’s not too low and bassy, it’s not too abrasive and raspy. It sits in this space that’s easy listening for humans. I definitely don’t have that voice. And I fucking wish that I did.”

Do you think Tyler The Creator has what it takes to go mainstream?

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