“Wusyaname” by Tyler, the Creator (ft. Ty Dolla $ign and YoungBoy Never Broke Again)
If you haven’t figured it out already, let it be now known that the title of this song (“Wusyaname”) is actually a stylized way of saying ‘what’s your name?’ And in the world of hip-hop, such a phrase is usually applied to the concept of a man approaching, or perhaps to some extent we can say seducing a new romantic interest.
And it is such individuals whom Tyler, the Creator and YoungBoy NBA most notably are addressing, with Ty Dolla Sign serving as a vocalist in more of an adlibbing capacity.
Tyler, The Creator
Tyler’s verse reads a lot like a short story. He steps to a certain lady who has caught his eye, with homegirl apparently being down on her luck. So he first starts off by buying her some food. Then he proceeds to sweep this lady off her feet by taking her on tour in France, including stopping by the swanky Cannes Film Festival.
And based on the vocalist’s expressions, this is indeed a case of love at first sight. So accordingly he is advising the addressee to ‘cut her man off’, if she has one, as he is obviously in a position to treat her better.
Meanwhile NBA is a lot more humble in his approach. Yes, he also has dough which he is willing to spend on the apple of his eye. But he lets her know that it ain’t even about that. Yet at the same time, YoungBoy apparently ends the verse by acknowledging that he can more or less bounce on her at any time.
A to Z of “Wusyaname”
So conclusively, this is Tyler’s and his equivalents’ version of a love song. Of note is the fact that, unlike most rap-romance tracks these days, there aren’t any graphic depictions of sexual intercourse or even any allusions to sex in general.
However, money is obviously a factor. And in that regard what Tyler especially is saying is something like if he steps to a girl she shouldn’t front, as he is ready and willing to change her life from a financial standpoint.
Release Date of “Wusyaname”
The official release date of Wusyaname is 25 June 2021 which is the same day the album it is featured on, “Call Me If You Get Lost”, came out. And this undertaking is a product of Columbia Records.
Tyler, The Creator
Tyler’s last album prior to this one was 2019’s Igor. In terms of record sales it would appear that the four which came out prior – Goblin (2011), Wolf (2013), Cherry Bomb (2015) and Flower Boy (2017) – all performed better. However, Igor was the first of his albums to ever top the Billboard 200, in addition to reaching as high as number 4 on the UK Singles Chart.
Tyler, the Creator grew up in California, which is also the state he was born in. He made a name for himself during the late aughts as the member of a L.A.-based crew called Odd Future which also, most notably, helped launch the career of Frank Ocean.
Out of the crew’s rappers it was Tyler who stood out the most, which led to him signing a deal with Sony in 2011. That was also the year in which Goblin came out, an album which managed to go gold stateside and earned the rapper a number one on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, the first of four times he topped that list leading up to the release of Call Me If You Get Lost. And to note, the main vocalist is 30 years old as of the release of this track.
Tyler, the Creator is credited as a writer of this song, as are his featured artists Ty Dolla $ign and YoungBoy Never Broke Again. And it was Tyler who created the track’s instrumental.
Wusyaname marks the first time Tyler, the Creator has teamed up with either YoungBoy Never Broke Again or Ty Dolla $ign, with the former being from Baton Rouge and the latter from L.A.
DJ Drama serves as a backup vocalist on this track.