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Tyler, The Creator Tells Vince Staples That The Beat For “Yonkers” Was A Joke

Tyler, The Creator interviewed Vince Staples on Golf Radio some time ago, and the part that he just uploaded to the OFWGKTA YouTube account is bound to hurt some fans’ feelings.

We’re dropped smack dab in the middle of a heady talk about cultural influences in movies and TV before Vince mentions how the video for Tyler’s breakout hit “Yonkers” influenced kids in California. T revealed that the iconic beat was kinda thrown together shortly after: ““Niggas don’t know that that beat was made as a joke. I was trying to make a shitty New York beat and we was just rapping like we was from New York like we were retarded. And then, I just had some random verses and I was just like ‘I’ll just record it to this beat, this beat is kinda cool.’ And then niggas really liked it. That’s so nuts, because that shit was actually a fucking joke. I made that beat in literally eight minutes.”

I mean, Pharrell apparently made the beat for Earl Sweatshirt’s “Burgundy” from Doris in about 20 minutes. Same difference, right?

Check out the video above.

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