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Bastard
BASTARDCOVER
Tyler, The Creator
Released December 25, 2009
Recorded 2007–09
Length 55:50
Label Self-released
Producer Tyler, The Creator
Bastard is the debut mixtape by American rapper Tyler, The Creator of Odd Future. It was self-produced by Tyler, The Creator and it was first released on December 25, 2009.

Background and content Edit

On this album, Tyler speaks to the character named Dr. TC, who acts as Tyler's therapist and guidance counselor. During the title track, Dr. TC hints at Tyler's second studio album (2011's Goblin) to be an additional session with him, stating that there will be three sessions. The songs "Odd Toddlers" and "Slow It Down" were previously released on The Odd Future Tape. The chopped and screwedversion of the mixtape by Mike G, also exists and was released online.

On one-year anniversary for its original release, the song "Session" was updated, replacing Brandun DeShay's verse with one by Mike G, after Tyler's falling out with DeShay. The mixtape is now available on Odd Future's online music store with DeShay's vocals returning to the track. Tyler plans on re-releasing Bastard in a remastered physical form through their record label Odd Future Records.

Reception Edit

Bastard was ranked at number 32 on Pitchfork Media's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2010, while the single "French!" was ranked at number 61 on Pitchfork Media's list of the Top 100 Tracks of 2010.

Track listing Edit

All songs produced by Tyler, The Creator.

No. Title Length
1. "Bastard"   6:09
2. "Seven"   3:29
3. "Odd Toddlers" (featuring Casey Veggies) 3:36
4. "French!" (featuring Hodgy Beats) 4:03
5. "Blow"   2:55
6. "Pigs Fly" (featuring Domo Genesis) 3:35
7. "Parade"   2:23
8. "Slow It Down" (featuring Hodgy Beats) 3:08
9. "AssMilk" (featuring Earl Sweatshirt) 3:40
10. "VCR/Wheels"   3:28
11. "Session" (featuring Hodgy Beats & BrandUn DeShay / Mike G) 3:35
12. "Sarah"   4:47
13. "Jack and the Beanstalk"   3:51
14. "Tina" (featuring Jasper Dolphin & Taco Bennett) 3:07
15. "Inglorious"   4:05
Notes
  • The instrumental for "Seven" is sampled from "The Sweetest Pain" by Dexter Wansel.
  • The instrumental for "Odd Toddlers" is sampled from "Huit Octobre 1971" by French artist Cortex.
  • "Jack and the Beanstalk" contains a vocal sample from "What More Can I Say" by Jay-Z.
  • On December 25, 2010, one year after the album's initial release, it was re-released with brandUn DeShay's verse on "Session" replaced by a verse from Mike G. However, in 2012, the album was re-uploaded to the official Odd Future website with both DeShay and Mike G credited on the song.
  • "Inglorious" contains uncredited vocals from Hodgy Beats.