Goblin "I'm not a f---in' role model." So begins the debut from the breakout star of misfit rap collective Odd Future. That disclaimer doesn't allay the… Goblin "I'm not a f---in' role model." So begins the debut from the breakout star of misfit rap collective Odd Future. That disclaimer doesn't allay the… 2011-05-10 Tyler, the Creator Hip-Hop/Rap XL
Music Review

Goblin (2011)

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE Don't let that goofy expression fool you — Tyler, the Creator gets vicious on his debut
MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE Don't let that goofy expression fool you — Tyler, the Creator gets vicious on his debut
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: May 10, 2011; Lead Performance: Tyler, the Creator; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Production: XL

''I'm not a f---in' role model.'' So begins the debut from the breakout star of misfit rap collective Odd Future. That disclaimer doesn't allay the blow his subsequent words dole out: Not since early Eminem has a rapper delivered lyrics so vicious, spitting graphic threats of rape (''Fish/Boppin Bitch'') and murder (''Yonkers''), though he later acknowledges that he has no intention of carrying them out. Too bad Kanye — who's also a fan — already used the title last fall, because Goblin is one Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. A-

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Originally posted May 11, 2011 Published in issue #1155 May 20, 2011 Order article reprints
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