Tyler, The Creator is back with some brand new music seemingly after forever. Titled “LUMBERJACK,” this is the first single off of Tyler’s anticipated 2021 album, yet to be titled. In a true ‘Tyler, The Creator’ fashion, this 1 minute and 18-second track jumps through several melodic changes. On the track, Tyler raps about his haters and flexes his success on them.
Tyler, The Creator released his massively successful sixth studio album ‘IGOR‘ in May 2019. Since then, Tyler has been relatively inactive in the music scene save for the advertisement done with Coca-Cola with the track “Tell Me How” in February 2021.
The title of the song, “Lumberjack” is a result of Tyler calling out his haters to compete against him; “I wish n* would race.” Since ‘would’ sounds like ‘wood,’ Tyler insinuates that he will chop down his competition like a lumberjack in a wood chopping race!
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“LUMBERJACK” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
In the lyrics of the song, Tyler boasts about his wealth by singing about his Rolls-Royce. Why is this a big achievement? Because Tyler explains how the not-so-long-ago, people of his color were merely slaves to the white men.
Whips on whips, my ancestors got they backs out
He also thanks to his parents for giving birth to him and letting him follow his passion to become a musician. Since then he has been unstoppable. He is the pride of the ‘hood’ he grew up in.
Tyler, The Creator is hungry for success. He is willing to chop down anyone who gets in the way of his goals and dreams.
In the first verse of the song, Tyler boasts about his close relationship with Drake, arguably one of the biggest artists in the world. Tyler was ready to throw Drake a million dollars to be at his concert.
One of the biggest flexes on the song is “I own my companies full, told ’em to keep the loan.” This means that Tyler owns some companies and not just a lender. Since he owns them, he told the company to keep his loan with them, in a true owner style.
In the second verse of the song, Tyler flexes by saying that he would fly to Utah just to enjoy sledding. He also mentions a salad-colored emerald ring that he is seen wearing in the music video.
Tyler, The Creator ends the verse by saying that now he is a “zero, zero, zero, zero, zero, zero, zero (Not six).” This references his wealth. Not actually zero, but there is a whole number in front of all those zeros. He mentions seven zeros and says not six. This means that his wealth grew from seven digits to eight digits. As of this article, Tyler, The Creator is estimated at $16 million in net worth, which is $16,000,000. However, we have to assume that it is either $10,000,000 or $20,000,000 for the number to have seven zeros and eight digits.
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