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Wolf is the second studio album of American recording artist, Tyler the Creator. The album was released on April 2, 2013 by Odd Future Records and RED Distribution. The album also features guest appearances from artists such as Erykah Badu, Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, and Laetitia Sadier. The album reached #3 on the Billboard 200, selling 107,000 copies. The album was supported by the single "Domo23", which was released on February 14, 2013. 





Story

The album follows Wolf who is sent to a mental facility for teenagers called "Camp Flog Gnaw" as upon his arrival, he is told to stay away from everyone by a camper named Sam. In "Cowboy", Sam warns Wolf to stay away from his girlfriend Salem as he is extremely overprotective of her. However in "Jamba", Sam leaves the camp to make a drug run as Wolf and Salem end up meeting each other at a party and having sex. When Sam returns in "Bimmer", he finds out from L-Boy that Wolf and Salem have started dating and are on a date down by the lake. Sam expresses how he loves yet hates Salem at the same time in the song "IFHY" as Wolf and Salem are heard at the end talking about why Sam is the way he is. Sam's backstory is then revealed in "Pigs" as it turns out he was a passive aggressive kid who was bullied a lot and shot all of his bullies when he finally had enough of the abuse. Sam then goes out hunting for Wolf in "Rusty" and ends up killing Earl as a way of sending a message to Wolf. Around the end of the album, Wolf is sent to Dr. TC after being caught masturbating by Clancy at the end of "Tamale". In the final track "Lone", Wolf ends up having a therapy session with "Dr. TC" as he talks about the death of his grandmother (based on the real-life death of Tyler's grandmother). The album ends with Wolf saying that if he saw Sam that he would "kill him". 





Tracklist

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
 
1. "Wolf" Okonma Okonma 1:50
2. "Jamba"(featuring Hodgy Beats) Okonma, Gerald Long Okonma 3:32
3. "Cowboy" Okonma Okonma 3:15
4. "Awkward" Okonma Okonma 3:47
5. "Domo23" Okonma Okonma 2:38
6. "Answer"  Okonma Okonma 3:50
7. "Slater"(featuring Frank Ocean) Okonma Okonma 3:53
8. "48"  Okonma Okonma 4:07
9. "Colossus"  Okonma Okonma 3:33
10. "PartyIsntOver/Campfire/Bimmer"(featuring Laetita Sadier & Frank Ocean) Okonma, Laetita Sadier, Christopher Breaux Okonma 7:18
11. "IFHY"(featuring Pharrell Williams) Okonma Okonma 5:19
12. "Pigs" Okonma Okonma 4:14
13. "Parking Lot"(featuring Casey Veggies & Mike G.) Okonma, Michael Griffin II, Casey Jones Okonma 3:53
14. "Rusty"(featuring Domo Genesis & Earl Sweatshirt) Okonma, Dominique Cole, Thebe Kgositsile Okonma 5:09
15. "Trashwang"(featuring Na'kel, L-Boy, Jasper Dolphin, Lucas, Taco, Left Brain, and Lee Spielman) Okonma, Na'kel Smith, Davon Wilson, Travis Bennett, Lucas Veretti, Lionel Boyce, Vyron Turner, Lee Spielman Okonma 4:42
16. "Treehome95"(featuring Coco O. & Erykah Badu) Okonma, Erica Wright Okonma 3:00
17. "Tamale" Okonma Okonma 2:46
18. "Lone" Okonma Wilson das Neves 4:00






Trivia

  • This is the first album by Okonma to have a less dark and more lighthearted tone, he revealed that he wanted to shift away from the themes of his two previous albums "Bastard" and "Goblin" because he wasn't interested in talking about "rape and cutting up bodies" anymore.
  • In September 2013, Okonma filmed a trailer for a film that was suppose to be made based off of the album but later revealed in an interview that he only made it cause he was bored.
  • This is the last album to feature the character of "Dr. TC".
  • The album is technically a "concept album" but Okonma doesn't reveal in what particular order that "Wolf" falls into the trilogy of "Bastard" and "Goblin".
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