“I think this is Tyler’s ode to that project.” Tyler, The Creator is a major fan of Pharrell Williams, long citing The Neptunes producer as a huge influence on his music. In a recent interview with Complex, DJ Drama explained how his own work on Pharrell’s 2006 mixtape, In My Mind (The Prequel), factored into Tyler’s latest Gangsta Grillz-inspired album, CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST.
“I think something that has to be discussed, [is that] there’s a generation of people that love the Gangsta Grillz series for what it was. And then there’s also another generation that pays a lot of homage to Pharrell’s In My Mind (The Prequel),” he said. “And Tyler is one of those [people]. Me and him discussed it [and] I see people discussing it. I think this is Tyler’s ode to that project, Pharrell’s In My Mind (The Prequel).”