Tyler, the Creator

About Yonkers

"Yonkers" is a song by American rapper and Odd Future leader Tyler, the Creator, released as the lead single from his debut studio album Goblin. It was produced by Tyler, the Creator. The single was released digitally on February 14, 2011. The song received controversy due to its violent lyrics and numerous "disses", although it was critically acclaimed, landing on numerous year-end lists. Tyler also directed a music video for the single, which was also met with positive critical reception, giving Tyler the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. Numerous magazine publications noted "Yonkers" as Tyler, the Creator and Odd Future's breakout song. The song was featured in the soundtrack to the video game Saints Row: The Third. 


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I'm a fucking walking paradox, no I'm not
Threesomes with a fucking triceratops, Reptar
Rapping as I'm mocking deaf rock stars
Wearing synthetic wigs made of Anwar's dreadlocks
Bedrock, harder than a motherfucking Flintstone
Making crack rocks out of pussy nigga fishbones
This nigga Jasper trying to get grown
About 5'7" of his bitches in my bedroom
Swallow the cinnamon, I'm a scribble this sin and shit
While Syd is telling me that she's been getting intimate with men
(Syd, shut the f*ck up) Here's the number to my therapist
(Shit) Tell him all your problems, he's fucking awesome with listening

Jesus called, he said he's sick of the disses
I told him to quit bitching and this isn't a fucking hotline
For a fucking shrink, sheesh I already got mine
And he's not fucking working, I think I'm wasting my damn time
I'm clocking three past six and going postal
This the revenge of the dicks, that's nine cocks that cock nines
This ain't no V Tech shit or Columbine
But after bowling, I went home for some damn Adventure Time
(What'd you do?) I slipped myself some pink Xannies
And danced around the house in all-over print panties
My mom's gone, that fucking broad will never understand me
I'm not gay, I just wanna boogie to some Marvin
(What you think of Hayley Williams?) F*ck her, Wolf Haley robbing them
I'll crash that fucking airplane that that faggot nigga B.o.B is in
And stab Bruno Mars in his goddamn esophagus
And won't stop until the cops come in
I'm an over achiever, so how about I start a team of leaders
And pick up Stevie Wonder to be the wide receiver
Green paper, gold teeth and pregnant golden retrievers
Is all I want, f*ck money, diamonds and bitches, don't need them
But where the fat ones at? I got something to feed them
It's some cooking books, the black kids never wanted to read them
Snap back, green ch-ch-chia fucking leaves
It's been a couple months, and Tina still ain't perm her fucking weave, damn

They say success is the best revenge
So I beat DeShay up with the stack of magazines I'm in
Oh, not again! Another critic writing report
I'm stabbing any blogging faggot hipster with a Pitchfork
Still suicidal I am
I'm Wolf, Tyler put this fucking knife in my hand
I'm Wolf, Ace gon' put that fucking hole in my head
And I'm Wolf, that was me who shoved a cock in your bitch
(What the f*ck, man?) F*ck the fame and all the hype, G
I just want to know if my father would ever like me
But I don't give a f*ck, so he's probably just like me
A motherfuckin', Goblin
(F*ck everything, man) That's what my conscience said
Then it bunny hopped off my shoulder, now my conscience dead
Now the only guidance that I had is splattered on cement
Actions speak louder than words, let me try this shit, dead

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Tyler, the Creator

Tyler Gregory Okonma (born March 6, 1991), better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper and record producer. A Los Angeles native, he is best known as the leader and co-founder of the alternative hip hop collective Odd Future, and has rapped on and produced songs for nearly every Odd Future release. Okonma also creates all the artwork for the group's releases and said in an interview with DJ Semtex that he designs all the group's clothing and other merchandise as well. He is currently signed to English independent record label XL Recordings, and his own record label, Odd Future Records. more »

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Written by: Tyler Okonma

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12 facts about this song

Song's Origin
"Yonkers" is a track from Tyler, the Creator's second album called "Goblin."
Popularity and Recognition
This song is recognized as Tyler, the Creator's breakthrough song, paving his way into the mainstream music industry.
Release Date
"Yonkers" was released on February 14, 2011, as the lead single from the album "Goblin."
Notable Music Video
The music video shot for "Yonkers" is notable for its disturbing visuals and helped propel Tyler's fame. It won "Best New Artist" at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2011.
Impressive Charting
The song debuted at number three on the Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart and eventually was certified Gold by the RIAA.
Controversial Lyrics
The song contains controversial lyrics that include aggressive lines directed at various people, including celebrities.
Self-Produced Track
Apart from writing, Tyler, the Creator also produced "Yonkers." He created the distinctive bass-driven beat on a keyboard.
Acknowledgement by Peers
The song attracted significant attention from fellow artists. Kanye West called the music video of "Yonkers" the best of 2011 on his personal Twitter account.
Influences and Musicality
The song incorporates elements of horrorcore and neo-psychedelia with Tyler's intricate wordplay and dark comedic tone.
Name Origin
The title "Yonkers" is derived from the city in the state of New York where co-founding member of the hip hop collective OFWGKTA (Odd Future), Hodgy Beats, was born.
Album's Concept
"Yonkers" fits into the overall narrative of the album "Goblin," where Tyler is in therapy talking to his fictional therapist Dr. TC.
Love-Hate Relationship
Despite the song's popularity and success, Tyler has expressed mixed feelings about "Yonkers," stating that it's not a true representation of his overall sound or other music.

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