“Y’all asked for it,” wrote Tyler before announcing cassette versions of his newly-released project. Available on Gang Wolf, Tyler will be supplying fans with a bundle package consisting of copies of Flower Boy in both cassette and digital form, a bee sticker and an enamel bee pin. Pre-order for the bundle is now available for $20. The offer is available until Thursday (July 27). According to Tyler, the shipping process will take between six to eight weeks.
Cassettes could be making a comeback in hip-hop. On Tuesday, JAY-Z opted to release his new opus 4:44 on cassette tapes for $9 through Virgin EMI Records’ online store. To up the ante, those who purchase the tapes before 1 p.m. EST on Aug. 4 will have an opportunity to win side-stage tickets to the V festival in August, where Hov will be headlining.
Last year, U.S. cassette album sales increased by a whopping 74% in comparison to 2015, largely thanks to the runaway success of Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1.
By Carl Lamarre
Courtesy of Billboard