Bastard (mixtape)

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Bastard
Mixtape by Tyler, The Creator
Released December 25, 2009
Recorded 2007–2009
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 55:50
Label Self-released
Producer Tyler, The Creator
Tyler, The Creator chronology
Bastard
(2009)
Goblin
(2011)
Singles from Bastard
  1. "Bastard (Tyler, the Creator song)"
    Released: January 1, 2010
  2. "French!"
    Released: January 16, 2010
  3. "VCR"
    Released: May 29, 2010
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork positive[1]
Cokemachineglow.com (74%)[2]
Complex positive[3]
The Needle Drop (7.5/10)[4]

Bastard is the debut mixtape by American rapper Tyler, The Creator of OFWGKTA. The album was self-produced by Tyler, The Creator and was first released on December 25, 2009.[5][6]

Background and content[edit]

Throughout the mixtape, Tyler speaks to a character named Dr. TC, who acts as Tyler's therapist and guidance counselor. During the title track, Dr. TC hints at Tyler's debut album (2011's Goblin) to be an additional session with him, stating there will be three sessions. The songs "Odd Toddlers" and "Slow It Down" were previously released on The Odd Future Tape. A chopped and screwed version of the mixtape by Mike G also exists and was released online.[7]

On the one year anniversary of its original release, the song "Session" was updated, replacing Brandun DeShay's verse with one by Mike G, after Tyler's falling out with DeShay. However the mixtape is now available on Odd Future's online music store with DeShay's vocals returning to the track. Tyler plans on re-releasing Bastard in a remastered physical form through their record label Odd Future Records.[8]

Reception[edit]

Bastard was ranked #32 on Pitchfork Media's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2010,[9] while the single "French" was ranked #61 on Pitchfork Media's list of the Top 100 Tracks of 2010.[10]

Track listing[edit]

All songs produced by Tyler, The Creator, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Bastard"   6:09
2. "Seven"   3:29
3. "Odd Toddlers" (featuring Casey Veggies) 3:36
4. "French!" (featuring Hodgy Beats) 4:03
5. "Blow"   2:55
6. "Pigs Fly" (featuring Domo Genesis) 3:35
7. "Parade"   2:23
8. "Slow It Down" (featuring Hodgy Beats) 3:08
9. "AssMilk" (featuring Earl Sweatshirt) 3:40
10. "VCR/Wheels"   3:28
11. "Session" (featuring Hodgy Beats & BrandUn DeShay/Mike G) 3:35
12. "Sarah"   4:47
13. "Jack and the Beanstalk"   3:51
14. "Tina" (featuring Jasper & Taco) 3:07
15. "Inglorious"   4:05
Notes
  • The instrumental for "Odd Toddlers" is sampled from "Huit Octobre 1971" by French artist Cortex.
  • "Jack and the Beanstalk" contains a vocal sample from "What More Can I Say" by Jay-Z.
  • On December 25, 2010, one year after the album's initial release, it was re-released with brandUn DeShay's verse on "Session" replaced by a verse from Mike G. However, in 2012, the album was re-uploaded to the official Odd Future website with both DeShay and Mike G credited on the song.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Breihan, Tom (2011-03-14). "Articles: Odd Future Mixtapes | Features". Pitchfork. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  2. ^ Marsh, Calum (2010-10-08). "Tyler, the Creator: Bastard (Self-released; 2010)". Cokemachineglow.com. Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ernest (2013-03-11). "The 50 Best Rapper Mixtapes". Complex. Retrieved 2013-03-23. 
  4. ^ The Needle Drop Review [1]. The Needle Drop. October 9, 2012.
  5. ^ "OFWGKTA: Tyler Creator - BASTARD". Oddfuture.tumblr.com. 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  6. ^ "Cakes & Brains: Tyler, The Creator Presents:BASTARD". Cakesandbrains.blogspot.com. 2009-12-25. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  7. ^ "The Odd Future Wolf Gang Bible «". Sibatmedia.wordpress.com. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  8. ^ wolfhaley. "will BASTARD ever be physically re-released? | Formspring". Formspring.me. Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  9. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 50 Albums of 2010". Pitchfork. 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  10. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 100 Tracks of 2010". Pitchfork. 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2011-03-19.