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Tyler, the Creator to release new album, 'Wolf,' on April 2

Tyler, the Creator is back.

Wary perhaps of being outdone by his Odd Future pal Frank Ocean -- who performed and picked up a pair of prizes at the Grammy Awards earlier this week -- the attention-loving L.A. rapper announced Thursday that he'll release a new album, "Wolf," on April 2 through Odd Future Records. He revealed the news in a characteristically memorable YouTube video we can't show you here due to some naughty language. (Shocking!)

The follow-up to 2011's "Goblin," which peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 and spawned the semi-hit "Yonkers," "Wolf" is set to arrive bearing three different covers, one featuring art by the painter Mark Ryden. As for the music, expect "ALOT OF GAY JOKES BIKE REFERENCES AND CHORDS STOLEN FROM STUFF I DONT WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT," as Tyler tweeted Thursday. "I YELL ALOT TOO." (Even more shocking!)

The Odd Future ringleader will kick off a tour in support of "Wolf" on March 12 in Columbus, Ohio; he's scheduled to play L.A. on the day of the album's release, though a venue hasn't been announced. Expect somewhere small.

"I WANTED THIS TOUR TO BE LIKE HOW IT WAS WHEN WE STARTED," Tyler said in a tweet. "SMALL ... SWEATBOXES, SO SHOWS WILL SELL OUT."

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