Wolf is the third entry onto Tyler, The Creator's main discography of albums. The album was released on April 2, 2013, by Odd Future Records and RED Distribution under Sony Music Entertainment. The content of Wolf was different than the previous entries, now less violent and focuses on themes relating to his fame, girls, and more.
The story heard in Wolf will be fully revealed with Wolf (movie). From what the album reveals, it revolves around 3 main characters ; Wolf, Sam, and Salem. It's set in Camp Flog Gnaw.
During August of 2011, Tyler mentioned that the album will contain less rapping than Goblin and Bastard. This was due to Tyler's shifting interests in music, straying from rap. The production has been said by Tyler that it'll sound similar to the neo-jazz band, BADBADNOTGOOD, which he (and Earl as well) have collaborated with in the past.
In an interview with SPIN magazine, Tyler expressed wanting to shift away from the themes of his previous albums stating,
"Talking about rape and cutting bodies up, it just doesn't interest me anymore... What interests me is making weird hippie music for people to get high to. With Wolf, I'll brag a little more, talk about money and buying shit. But not like any other rapper, I'll be a smart-ass about it. People who wanted the first album again, I can't do that. I was 18, broke as fuck. On my third album, I have money and I'm hanging out with my idols. I can't rap about the same shit."
The themes of Wolf range from "struggles with women, not handling the absence of his father to misunderstandings about his grandmother's death, and the beautiful nightmare known as fame." "It is incredibly dark as with his previous albums though, Tyler weaves this intense imagery into an upbeat sound."
Wolf was first mentioned on Tyler's formspring as early as 2010, saying that he would have an album titled Wolf. During the Goblin era, he has stated that Wolf would be his next album and soon it was released unto the scene in April 2nd, 2013. An early song of Wolf was leaked, and was stated to be created in 2009.