Tyler, the Creator | Potato Salad | Single Review
Columbia / RCA
“Potato Salad” is the newest single from Tyler, the Creator and A$AP Rocky. Well, kind of. The track was recorded, and fans of Tyler and A$AP alike have known about the collaboration since July, but the song was only released to streaming services on Sept. 28. The single samples R&B singer Monica’s 2003 hit “Knock Knock.” The melody is a delight. It’s light and quietly upbeat. It’s old school and yet the rap rejuvenates the original song. It’s not as heavy as their older collabs, but the airiness is appreciated and it’s still undoubtedly in character. The classic baritone of Tyler’s voice mixed with the sharper, stagnant wit of A$AP’s rhyme affirms.