Bastard (mixtape)

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Mixtape by Tyler, The Creator
Released December 25, 2009 (Christmas 2009)
Recorded 2007–09
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 55:50
Label Self-released
Producer Tyler, The Creator
Tyler, The Creator chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork positive[1] (74%)[2]
Complex positive[3]

Bastard is the debut mixtape by American rapper Tyler, The Creator of Odd Future.[1] It was self-produced by Tyler, The Creator and it was first released on December 25, 2009.[4][5]

Background and content[edit]

This mixtape features Tyler speaking 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 next album, Goblin, to be an additional session with him, stating that 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.[6]

On the one-year anniversary of the original release, the song "Session" was updated, replacing Brandun DeShay's verse with one by Mike G, after Tyler had a falling out with DeShay. 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.[7]


Bastard was ranked at number 32 on Pitchfork Media's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2010,[8] while the single "French!" was ranked at number 61 on Pitchfork Media's list of the Top 100 Tracks of 2010.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All songs produced by Tyler, the Creator.

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 Dolphin & Taco) 3:07
15. "Inglorious"   4:05
  • The instrumental for "Seven" is sampled from "The Sweetest Pain" performed by Dexter Wansel.
  • The instrumental for "Odd Toddlers" is sampled from "Huit Octobre 1971" performed by French artist Cortex.
  • "Blow" contains additional vocals from Syd tha Kyd.
  • "Jack and the Beanstalk" contains a vocal sample from "What More Can I Say" performed by Jay-Z.
  • On December 25, 2010, 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 are credited to the song.
  • "VCR" contains uncredited vocals from Earl Sweatshirt.
  • "Inglorious" contains uncredited vocals from Hodgy Beats.


  1. ^ a b 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)". Retrieved 2011-11-28. 
  3. ^ Baker, Ernest (2013-03-11). "The 50 Best Rapper Mixtapes". Complex. Retrieved 2013-03-23. 
  4. ^ "OFWGKTA: Tyler Creator - BASTARD". 2010-02-24. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  5. ^ "Cakes & Brains: Tyler, The Creator Presents:BASTARD". 2009-12-25. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  6. ^ "The Odd Future Wolf Gang Bible «". Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  7. ^ wolfhaley. "will BASTARD ever be physically re-released? | Formspring". Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  8. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 50 Albums of 2010". Pitchfork. 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  9. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 100 Tracks of 2010". Pitchfork. 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2011-03-19.