It appears we are officially in the era of the surprise album. After Beyoncé and The Lox, the latest artist to drop a new project out of nowhere is Kid Cudi.
Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk is without a doubt an authority on the sport, so TMZ caught up with Hawk recently to ask him which rappers he thinks are the most talented on the board. The 45-year-old California native shared his thoughts on two performers in particular.
“Honestly, the best skater that I’ve seen who raps is Tyler, The Creator,” said Hawk. “He really can skate. He’s legit.”
When asked specifically about Lil Wayne’s skills as a skater, Hawk does not give a similarly strong endorsement for the Young Money boss.
“I don’t think he picked it up as early. Let’s just put it that way,” states Hawk.
Watch Tony Hawk discuss Tyler, The Creator and Lil Wayne in the video below.
After news broke that he would be returning with a studio album this year, Pharrell has just pulled a surprise out his infamous hat and announced G I R L, the title of his forthcoming solo album, arriving March 3.
The album is already available for pre-order on iTunes (you'll receive "Happy" when you buy it).
G I R L is Pharrell's first solo offering since 2006's In My Mind. P has also released a viral teaser clip for G I R L down below.
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