Wolf: The Second Studio Album by Tyler, The Creator
Wolf is the second studio album by American rapper and record producer Tyler, The Creator. It was released on April 2, 2013, by Odd Future Records. The album features guest appearances from Mike G, Domo Genesis, Earl Sweatshirt, Left Brain, Hodgy Beats, Erykah Badu and Pharrell, among others.
Wolf was supported by its lead single, \"Domo23\". The album received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised its production and Tyler's improved lyricism. It also debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200, selling 89,000 copies in its first week.
The album is a concept album that follows a fictional character named Wolf Haley, who is sent to a therapeutic camp for troubled teenagers. There he meets Sam (Tyler's alter ego) and Salem (Sam's love interest), who become his rivals. The album explores themes of identity, love, violence and adolescence.
Wolf is the third installment of Tyler's five-album series that follows his alter ego Wolf Haley. It is preceded by Bastard (2009) and Goblin (2011), and followed by Cherry Bomb (2015) and Flower Boy (2017).
The deluxe edition of Wolf contains three bonus tracks and comes with a different cover art for each of the three versions: a pink cover featuring Tyler's face with a balaclava and Supreme cap; a mint green cover featuring a close-up of Tyler's eyes; and a blue cover featuring a drawing of Tyler as a child with his bike.
The deluxe edition also includes a DVD with the music video for \"Domo23\" and an hour-long documentary that shows the making of the album and behind-the-scenes footage of Tyler's tours and concerts.Wolf is the first song and intro to the album Wolf as it introduces two characters, Wolf and Sam, relevant to the story that will be told through the album. [^3^] Tyler did not rap on this track, but instead used his singing voice to create a melodic and atmospheric introduction. [^3^] The song ends with Sam confronting Wolf and telling him to stay away from Salem.
Domo23 is the lead single from the album, which was released on February 14, 2013. The song showcases Tyler's energetic and aggressive delivery over a hard-hitting beat. [^3^] The song's title refers to Tyler's Odd Future labelmate Domo Genesis, who also appears in the music video. [^3^] The song received positive reviews from critics, who praised Tyler's improved flow and production skills. [^1^]
Answer is one of the most personal and emotional songs on the album, as Tyler expresses his feelings of abandonment and resentment towards his absent father. [^3^] The song features a simple guitar melody over heavy drums, creating a contrast between the soft and hard elements. Tyler also mentions some of the problems that his friends are going through, such as drug addiction and depression. The song ends with Tyler saying that he does not need his father anymore, as he has found success and happiness on his own. aa16f39245