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Tyler, The Creator's Will Doesn't Allow For Posthumous Music Releases

28 April 2023 | 9:30 am | Jessie Lynch

"That's f***ing gross."

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Tyler, The Creator has made it clear that he does not want any of his music released after his death. 

While performing his unreleased track Penny, during an intimate performance at Los Angeles' El Rey Theatre on Wednesday, the Dogtooth rapper told fans that he has specified in his will that no tracks of his are to be released after he dies.

"Some of these are so good I can't just let 'em sit on my hard drive," Tyler told the audience.

"Because I have in my will that if I die, they can't put no f---ing post[humous] album out. That's f---ing gross, like, half-ass ideas and some random feature on it from some n---- I didn't f--- with. Like, no."

It's a sentiment shared by many artists, including Anderson .Paak, who literally has a tattoo specifying what to do with his music after he passes.

"When I'm gone," it reads, "please don't release any posthumous albums or songs with my name attached. Those were just demos and never intended to be heard by the public."

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Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran has previously told Rolling Stone that he's already planning for an album to release after his death.

"I want to slowly make this album that is quote-unquote 'perfect' for the rest of my life, adding songs here and there," Sheeran told the outlet. "And just have it in my will that after I die, it comes out."

The last few years have seen a wave of posthumous releases from late artists, including Mac Miller, Juice Wrld, Lil Peep, Pop Smoke, and DMX.