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  • Black Sheep Hit: "Yonkers" — made as a joke with deliberately subpar (by Tyler's standards) lyrics and production, turns into his breakout hit.
    "Dude, niggas don't know that that beat was made as a joke. I was trying to make a shitty New York beat and we was just rapping like we was from New York like we were retarded. And then, I just had some random verses and I was just like, "I'll just record it to this beat, this beat is kinda cool." And then niggas really liked it. That's so nuts, because that shit was actually a fucking joke. I made that beat in literally eight minutes."
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  • Breakthrough Hit: "Yonkers" was the song that caused Tyler to gain notoriety from the public.
  • Creator Backlash:
    • He has long disliked "Yonkers" and has made no attempt to conceal his dislike for the song.
    • However, as of 2021, the only Goblin songs he still associates with are "Yonkers", "She", "Tron Cat", "Analog" and "AU79".
  • Shrug of God: Good luck getting a straight answer from Tyler on anything related to the continuity of his albums' overarching conceptual themes, how to differentiate lyrics and video appearances of Wolf Haley from those of "normal" Tyler or anything related to his various pseudonyms and fictional settings taking place in his lyrics.


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