Tyler, The Creator Talks “Loiter Squad,” Movie Aspirations
Fresh off of a show in Atlanta and the release of their latest album, the guys from Odd Future stopped by DJ Drama's radio show recently for some lively discussion. In addition to talking about Odd Future groupies, Frank Ocean eating Pop Tarts without frosting, and live shows, the crew dished on the origins of their Adult Swim show, "Loiter Squad," and Tyler, The Creator opened up about his plans to get involved in movies one day.
"Loiter Squad" is a sketch comedy show that premiered on March 25, where the crew bring their outlandish antics to the small screen. "They came to one of our shows, a guy named Nick that works for Adult Swim/Cartoon Network," Jasper Dolphin explained. "And then from there, we had a meeting talking about it, and then from there it just kind of kept going up, up and next thing you know we was on TV."
A few episodes of the show have already hit the TV and the 'net, but Tyler said that he hasn't even paid attention to how people are reacting.
"I don't even know what the response is," he told Drama. "But I don't care. That sucks the fun out of it. I know what it's like. Releasing music—instead of people actually just seeing it to enjoy it, they want to watch it just to critique it, instead of just watching it. That shit sucks. I don't even wanna know what anyone thinks. I didn't even tweet after the fuckin' shit aired."
Dram also asked if the Odd Future frontman had hopes of making the leap from the small screen to the big screen with movie roles. Though he confirmed that he would like to do that, and that he has had offers, the 21-year-old said that now isn't the time. "All the stupid fuckin' roles I get, it's literally all the same roles," he lamented, before mimicking the pitches he's received thus far. "'It's weird but it's like you're a rebel. You're fuckin' wild. You're a crazy teenager. This is the thing: This kid, he hates his fuckin' parents, and he has to find a way to get to superstar with the mic, and rapping is his only way out the hood.' I'm like, really?"
"I have so many movie ideas," he continued. "I met up with the nigga who made Saw, and he's like, 'I wanna do a movie.' I'm like, OK, here, listen to my movie idea. It sucks, everyone thinks I wanna make some horror movie. I hate horror movies. I wanna make comedy. It sucks. They don't look past one video."
"Loiter Squad" airs at 11:30 p.m. on Sunday nights on Adult Swim, and Odd Future's latest album, The OF Tape Vol. 2, is available now. —Adam Fleischer (@AdamXXL)