CCS Exclusive | Tyler, The Creator Interview
Aug 30, 2012 11:11 AM CDT

Once you strip the whole thing down, the wild, unruly and sometimes contentious Los Angeles-based hip-hop collective known as OFWGKTA is about artistic irreverence—the often talked, but seldom-walked act of truly not giving a flying (insert explicative here) about anything or anyone when it comes to creativity and self-expression. In a world that’s trying to get you to be like someone else, act a certain way, look a certain way or say certain things, Odd Future hasn’t just paved their own path; they’ve blown up the entire city and replaced it with a massive circus tent, with laser guns, satanic rainbow kitty cats and a helicopter-landing pad on top. It’s hard to say where these dudes got it from, but we’re pretty sure it has something to do with skateboarding. After all, Tyler came up as an LA skater and has been reading CCS since his early days. 

If you had to pick one dude from the OF skate crew to rap on a track with you who would it be?

Definitely Rob because he is ratchet as f#&k!

If you had to pick someone from the OF rap team to represent for the OF skate team who would it be?

Jasper has all the tricks

Who usually wins in S.K.A.T.E., you or Sagan? 

Sagan is the greatest. He can do it all.

What about Lucas? You ever beat him?

Lucas does not need the game of S.K.A.T.E. He is the judge

What’s harder these days—being a pro skateboarder or being a pro rapper?

They’re two completely different things

Favorite skaters of all time?

The Gonz and Dennis Busenitz 

Top three skate brands of all time?

Spitfire, Real and mother****ing OF

Do you design all the graphics for OF?


Who did that cat graphic?

Who do you think?

Is Legohead the youngest on the team? Any special skills with him?

He's 11. He's a legendary photographer in the making

How’d you pick these dudes for the team?

Family first

Would you say you’re the team manager? 

I guess.

Who looks at the sponsor me tapes?

We don't watch those

Who’s the best skater on the team?

Kevin Bradley

Describe a typical day at the shop? How many boards you guys moving out of there these days?

300 boards a day. It’s really nothing 

How’s the customer service in there?

If you respect us, we respect you. 


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