At 18 years old, TYLER THE CREATOR stands out in a hip hop game over saturated with mediocre acts. Tyler’s flow is playful, but his lyrics are not. Neither is his production. It makes for an interestingly successful union here on Parade. Kinda reminds me of DJ JAZZY JEFF & THE FRESH PRINCE’s A Nightmare On My Street, sporting a back and forth between the MC and the voice of a monster. It’s definitely a different style, but it’s good that it’s different, cuz with so much bad rap out there it’s nice to have someone unique who pops right up like a sore thumb.