its ‘wolf gang’ with the G and W flipped
wolf gang is just the group name.
In “Bastard”, Tyler raps about his pretty messed up life from his dad leaving him, which makes him a “Bastard”. In the beginning, Dr. TC(TC=Tron Cat, The Creator, Tyler’s Conscious) interviews Tyler as his therapist and tells him there will be 3 sessions. Today, tomorrow, and The next day. At the end of the album, he can’t take all the sadness his father has brought him and from being a bastard, so he says “I’ll let this bullet play hero / nah, I’m over it / bang!” This symbolizes either him killing the “bastard” side of him, so now that he’s over with his father and being a bastard, it’s time to move on. Goodbye Bastard, hello Goblin.. OR ..it symbolizes him wanting to kill himself because he is a bastard, an he says “bang” to urge himself to pull the trigger, but he cant.
In the beginning of Goblin, Dr. TC says to Tyler, “You wouldn’t do that. Kill yourself or anyone else/you don’t even have the balls to begin with”, which is a reference to Tyler wanting to kill himself because he was a bastard at the end of Inglorious, he says “bang” wanting to pull the trigger. Or this might be a reference to Lone, the last song on Wolf, When Dr. TC asks if anyone’s seen ‘Sam’ lately, and at the end Tyler/Wolf says “If I see that nigga, imma kill him”. At the end of Goblin track, Dr. TC tries to change the subject by saying “So, how was your trip to new york?” The next track is titled “Yonkers”, a city in NY.
The beginning of the track starts with “Wolf Haley/Golf Wang”. Golf Wang is Wolf Gang if you switch the “G” and “W”. Golf Wang, meaning Wolf Haley’s label/group, relating to Wolf Gang by Tyler. In this track, Tyler tries to battle his evil white alter ego Wolf Haley (Tyler wanted his nickname to be Wolf, and wanted to change his last name to Haley cause his father left him and he didn’t want his last name) by rapping back and forth with himself. “I’m a fucking walking paradox” says Tyler, and then Wolf jumps in saying “No I’m not”, contradicting what Tyler just said. Tyler hates Wolf, and wants to get rid of him, but he knows Wolf is so cool and a good rapper, that Wolf is the one better at rapping than he is, because Wolf is a crazy awesome dude with red hair, a real rapper, who doesn’t give a fuck. One line, he says “Green paper (money) gold teeth (grills/jewelry) and pregnant gold retrievers (pregnant bitches) all I want” is spoken by Wolf, then Tyler says “Fuck money, diamonds, and bitches, don’t need em” and has a lyrical conversation with his personas. Eventually, in the video, Tyler hangs himself and meanwhile, Wolf starts rapping, saying “I’m Wolf, Tyler put this fucking knife in my hand / I’m Wolf, Ace gon’ put that fucking hole in my head” meaning, because Tyler is hanging himself, and he is one person, it is forcing Wolf, his alter ego, to commit suicide also, as we see by Wolf being ‘forced’ to hold a knife and commit suicide, at the end of the video. And the “ace gon’ put that fucking hole I’m my head” is a reference to Ace, The Creator. Tyler’s braver, alpha male ego. Ace is so brave, it’s basically “fuck a noose, ace is brave enough to put a gun to his head and pull the trigger to get rid of Wolf Haley”.
At the end of the song Nightmare, it is revealed that Tyler has a voice in his head that tells him to do all of this crazy, messed up stuff that he doesn’t want to do. Dr. TC asks who this voice is, and Tyler responds “Tron Cat”. Dr. TC=Tron Cat=Tyler’s Conscience. In the track “Bitch Suck Dick”, Tyler kills Taco and Jasper at the end, for no apparent reason. Then, at the beginning of the next track, “Window” Dr. TC tells Tyler”I brought your friends here to come talk to you/I couldn’t get a hold of Jasper and Taco for some reason”. Because Tyler killed them in “Bitch Suck Dick”. In the end of the track “Window”, Tyler gets a gun and kills Mike G, Domo Genesis and Frank Ocean (probabaly because Tron Cat is telling him to do so. Tron Cat is the voice in his head that tells him to do fucked up shit) Hodgy Beats is only left, saying “nigga what the fuck are you doin’?/You just gonna…nigga hold on, we can talk about this, everything that we’ve been through, nigga you just gonna shoot me iN MY FUCKIN’….” and we hear the gun shoot as Tyler says “sorry, nigga sorry.” The gun drops, and we hear Tyler muttering “What the fuck man, man I’m fucked.” At this point, Dr. TC comes in and says “Tyler, give me the gun.” and Tyler still repeats, ” I’m so fucked. I don’t know what the fuck I was thinking man (sobs and crying)” while Dr. TC tells him “It’s okay,I’m here to help you. I’ll take care of it. I’m gonna give you some space while I go figure this out. You won’t have to worry about a thing”.
The next track, Au79, is just composed of hip-hop instrumentals to ease the mood of what just happened. “Au” is the symbol/abbreviation for Gold on the periodic table, and gold’s atomic number is 79, ergo, Au79, the track’s title. The next, and last track on Goblin, called “Golden” (referencing to the track before this one, Au79) begins with Dr. TC saying “Tyler, you obviously have some fuckin problems”, deriving from the rape fantasies, him killing all of his friends, and the various dark and murder tones of Goblin that make it a deep, dark album that it was supposed to be. Dr. TC says afterwards, “As this is the end of the session, is there anything else you wanted to say”? This relates back to the beginning of Bastard, when Dr. TC said “There will be 3 sessions. Today (Bastard), tomorrow (Goblin) and The next day (Wolf).” Later on in the song, Tyler realizes that Dr. TC doesn’t help him with anything, and screams “You don’t help me with SHIT” and Dr. TC calls security after Tyler hesitates to calm down, after screaming “I’m not crazy! I’m a table! I’m a fucking table!”. He then goes on to rap about a wedding, bride and groom, tying the knot.” This is meaning he was going to marry his gun, he the groom and the gun the bride, and tie the knot meaning to shoot himself. When security comes in after Tyler refuses to calm down, Tyler says “no, get away from me.” and the nurses and security begin to tranquilizer Tyler with drugs as he starts resisting and yelling “No one gave a fuck”. Dr. TC says, ” Someone gave a fuck Tyler. And, uh, the person that gave a fuck was me. See, you’re not, going crazy, it’s me, I’m your best friend Tyler. I know everything, I know everything about you. You’ve been helping yourself this whole time. Your friends, they’re just figments of your imagination. Dr. TC, see Tyler, I’m your conscience. I’m Tron Cat, I’m Ace, I’m Wolf Haley, I’m…” Tyler finishes his sentence with a simple “me…” following by the album ending. As it turns out, Dr. TC/Tron Cat/Wolf Haley/Ace the Creator are all part of Tyler’s conscience, and his friends were part of his imagination.
Now, Wolf goes to Camp Flog Gnaw (Flog spelled backwards is Golf, Gnaw spelled backwards is Wang) At the beginning of “Wolf”, the track “Wolf” starts with Sam singing and playing on the piano. Dr. TC, the camps counselor, comes in saying “Music sounds good, Sam, you’ve been practicing.” and introduces Sam to Wolf. Dr. TC says “Sam and his band have been at Camp Flog Gnaw for a while” and then he leaves to fill out field trip slips. Wolf, trying to be casually friendly, asks “you guys like jazz?”, and Sam responds with “look, wolf, prairie dog, whatever the fuck your name is. You stay the fuck out of our way and we’ll stay out of yours, capisce?” The next track, Jamba, is just Wolf rapping with Hodgy, until the end, Hodgy says “Here comes that weak ass nigga Samuel.” The next song, Cowboy, is rapped by Sam/Samuel. One verse says “Grab Salem and Slater and go around, riding bikes.” Salem (Salem=Sam+Haley. SAleM/saLEm) Salem is Sam’s girlfriend at Camp Flog Gnaw, who he is very protective of. And Slater is the name of Samuels bicycle he rides sometimes with Salem on the handlebars. At the end of Cowboy, Wolf says “Whoa, who’s that?” and Samuel responds “That’s my girlfriend, Salem. You stay the fuck away from her, alright?” The next song, “Awkward” is about Samuel and Salem when they first met, and the awkwardness and other details of their first date. Sam expresses how much he loves Salem during this track. The song “Slater” a few tracks after this just describes Sam riding his bike, Slater. He says, “My bitch is on my handlebars”, referring to Salem riding on his handlebars when Sam rides his bike, Slater. The next song, 48, is about Samuel rapping about his crack/cocaine business in all 48 lower states.One verse states “They call me Mr.Treat-Your-Nose / If you need some blow (cocaine) / I can get it for the low”. He describes how he’s sorry for selling drugs and ruining others lives, but he needs money just as bad as they needed the drugs. The next track, Party Isn’t Over, is Wolf telling Salem to “take a chance with a nigga like me” because he knows she is unhappy with her relationship with Sam. The next part of the song, Campfire, describes Wolf and everyone at Camp Flog Gnaw (even Salem) around a campfire making smores. Wolf is having a good time, and is happy with his life and being at camp Flog Gnaw.
The next track, Bimmer, describes Wolf flirting with Salem, and at the end of the song, when Sam gets back from a drug deal, he asks where Salem is. A friend of his replies they are “by the lake” and Sam becomes angry and mutters to himself “what the fuck?”. The next track, IFHY (I Fucking Hate You) is about Sam confronting Salem about hanging out with Wolf. Sam is jealous that Salem likes Wolf, and he doesn’t want that to happen. The track ends with Wolf and Salem talking. Wolf asks Salem why he’s a dick, Salem tells him that some shit happened back home and he ran away, then Wolf asks, “what happened?” The next song, Pigs, is about Sam, rapping about him killing a kid who bullied him, which is why he’s at Camp Flog Gnaw. The next song, Parking Lot, describes Samuel and his ‘crew’ (aka Loiter Squad) are going to find and kill Wolf because he has been hanging out with Salem. Upon being warned Samuel is after him, Wolf responds, “not if I get to him first.” In the next track, Rusty, Samuel shoots Earl Sweatshirt and kills him in hope it’ll scare Wolf away from Salem. In a couple tracks after this, Tamale, Wolf was masturbating and someone caught him and took him to the camp office.
The next track, Lone, takes place with Wolf in Dr. TC’s office. Dr.TC asks Wolf what’s going on, he heard about some fights and stuff, and he wants to know what happened. Wolf starts rapping, and ends on the subject of his grandma dying. Dr. TC apologizes for his loss, and tells Wolf “Last time I seen Sammy, he was looking for you.” Wolf replies, “Fuck that nigga Sammy.” Puzzled, Dr. TC asks Wolf if he has seen him. Wolf replies, “nah, but if I seen that nigga I woulda killed ‘em.” And that is the end of, “Wolf”.
Now, what I believe is, Bastard>Wolf>Goblin>Sam (Is Dead). In Bastard, Tyler talks to Dr. TC about him hating his dad, and contemplates suicide in the end, but he gets over it. Then, Wolf is sent to Camp Flog Gnaw as a kind of vacation from what happened in Bastard. In Wolf, Wolf describes his troubles with Sam, because he is flirting with Sam’s girlfriend. At the end, Tyler proclaims to Dr.TC “If I seen that nigga, I would kill him” and if the first track of Goblin is played afterwards, you hear “You wouldn’t do that. Kill yourself or anyone, you wouldn’t have the balls”, and amazingly enough, it fits perfectly. And because Earl died in Rusty, it would explain why he wasn’t in goblin. And if there are any references to Goblin in Wolf, that’s simply because he was rapping as Tyler, The Creator in the real world. He isn’t going to make ALL the tracks match the storyline, that wouldn’t leave any fun for him. And then at the end of Goblin, Tyler kills all of his friends and goes pretty much insane, leading to him finally killing Sam. In the music video, After Sam is killed, you see his dead body laying in a pile with other dead OF crew members who were killed in Goblin. Anyways, that’s my view on it, but we won’t know for sure until Tyler tells us.
Not everyone notices it..
Like people just listen for the beats.
They don’t listen to the lyrics.