Goblin is the debut studio album created by Tyler, The Creator, which was created during 2009 - 2011. This album was then proceeded by Wolf in 2013, although development for that album goes as early as 2009.
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Singles for the album included Yonkers and "She" featuring Frank Ocean. On May 9, 2011, Tyler posted a picture of a TV screen on his Twitter, with the caption "She". The music video for "She" was released June 3, 2011.
Tyler has said that the album was supposed to feature the song "Llama" featuring Earl Sweatshirt, however, it was removed due to his mother not giving Tyler permission to use his vocals.
Goblin was also released as a deluxe edition with alternate artwork and packaging, a poster, lyrics, and a second disc containing three bonus tracks. Tyler released the deluxe edition cover of the album on his Flickr on April 4, 2011. Goblin was also released in a clean edition removing any profanities.
Songs talked about his new fame brewed from Bastard, Tyler's girl troubles, as well as continuing the story of his alter egos, ultimately ending on the track Golden, in which he realized that it was his own alter egos that has caused his troubles throughout the story. Goblin is considered after Wolf and Bastard, due to the ending.
During October 2010, Hodgy and Tyler released Sandwitches, claiming it wasn't going to be one of their albums. Soon after, Tyler released Yonkers music video, directing under the alias of Wolf Haley. The album version of Yonkers was released on iTunes with one extra verse, along with an extended version of the previously released track "Sandwitches". On February 16, Tyler and Hodgy performed "Sandwitches" on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, making it the first television appearance for Odd Future's members.
Also in March, the album cover was posted online featuring a colored picture of Buffalo Bill when he was 19, and it was featured as a backdrop for Tyler's MTV performance. The cover is credited in the album's personnel notes to "Thebe". On March 24, Tyler posted the track list on his Twitter, and the track "Sandwitches" was to be included on the album. In March and April, pre-orders were released on Amazon for the standard and deluxe editions, respectively. Pre-orders for both versions were then released on iTunes on April 15.