Tyler, The Creator released his follow-up to 2019’s Grammy Award-winning album IGOR on Friday (June 25). Titled CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST, the 16-track project boasts features from Lil Wayne, Lil Uzi Vert, Pharrell Williams, 42 Dugg, Ty Dolla $ign, YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Domo Genesis, among others.
As fans of the Odd Future mastermind started to ravenously consume the project, a few tracks from the album effortlessly stood out among the others, especially “Hot Wind Blows” featuring Lil Wayne.
The song became a trending Twitter topic shortly after CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST arrived on streaming platforms, with Tyler and Wayne’s innate chemistry highlighting the breezy, flute heavy beat.
“I’m on the beach, I got my feet out, and I stay on my feet,” Wayne raps on the second verse. “The corner beat, I’m on a deep route, just throw the ball to me/Thought all this lean will have me senile, I guess they see now/Let’s touch down, catch a beat-down like I catch touchdowns.”
With lines like that, countless fans of both rappers began littering Twitter with G.O.A.T. memes and anointing them the Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal of rap.
Tyler, The Creator and Lil Wayne have collaborated before. In 2017, they teamed up for “Droppin’ Seeds” from Tyler’s Flower Boy album. Two years prior, they linked with Kanye West for “SMUCKERS” off 2015’s Cherry Bomb, which Tyler addressed during an interview with Big Boy’s Neighborhood.
“It was tight,” he said of working with the two rap titans at the time. “They know what era of them I appreciate, so they brought that onto the song that I have with them. It was just crazy to hear me go back-and-forth with Wayne … When I went in with Charlie Wilson, that was dope. For him to trust my melodies, and my runs … and for him to nail them was crazy.”
Lil Wayne and Tyler’s working relationship has been solid ever since. They’ve headlined festivals together and Wayne even performed at Tyler’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in 2016.
While fans continue to dissect the undeniably dense album, check out some of the reactions below.