Call Me If You Get Lost – Tyler, The Creator (Best Rap Album)
Tyler Okonma, known under the sobriquet Tyler, the Creator, released his sixth album “Call Me If You Get Lost” on June 25, 2021. With songs running up to nine minutes in length, this album has been referred to as the culmination of Okonma’s career. One of the longer and more popular tracks, “Sweet/ I Thought You Wanted To Dance”, is an example of a pattern continuously repeated in Okonma’s discography. The 10th track of every album is a two-part song, starting from his debut mixtape, “Bastard”. Along with other songs, “Sweet/ I Thought You Wanted To Dance”, features influences from funk and R&B, with low fidelity rhythms being used throughout the album.
The crowning jewel of “Call Me If You Get Lost” takes form in collaboration with YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Ty Dolla Sign. With the ‘90s nostalgia and melodic rapping about falling in love at first sight, “WusYaName” stays within Okonma’s general wheelhouse, but the added layering from his collaborators is what makes this track a hit. It was the most successful song of the entire album, charting the highest in both the United States and the United Kingdom.