"IGOR" is Tyler, The Creator's sixth studio album, and was released on May 17, 2019. The announcement of the album came after some speculations the week before, followed by the release of four snippets on Tyler, The Creator's social media platforms. The album contains features from artists such as Kanye West and Playboi Carti and includes numerous vocal samples from comedian Jerrod Carmichael.
Shortly before the "IGOR" release, Tyler issued instructions for listening to the project on Twitter:
"IGOR. THIS IS NOT BASTARD. THIS IS NOT GOBLIN. THIS IS NOT WOLF. THIS IS NOT CHERRY BOMB. THIS IS NOT FLOWER BOY. THIS IS IGOR. PRONOUNCED EEE-GORE. DONT GO INTO THIS EXPECTING A RAP ALBUM. DONT GO INTO THIS EXPECTING ANY ALBUM. JUST GO, JUMP INTO IT. I BELIEVE THE FIRST LISTEN WORKS BEST ALL THE WAY THROUGH, NO SKIPS. FRONT TO BACK. NO DISTRACTIONS EITHER. NO CHECKING YOUR PHONE NO WATCHING TV NO HOLDING CONVO, FULL ATTN TOWARDS THE SOUNDS WHERE YOU CAN FORM YOUR OWN OPINIONS AND FEELINGS TOWARDS THE ALBUM. SOME GO ON WALKS, SOME DRIVE, SOME LAY IN BED AND SPONGE IT ALL UP. WHATEVER IT IS YOU CHOOSE , FULLY INDULGE. WITH VOLUME. AS MUCH AS I WOULD LIKE TO PAINT A PICTURE AND TELL YOU MY FAVORITE MOMENTS, I WOULD RATHER YOU FORM YOUR OWN. IF WE EVER CROSS PATHS, FEEL FREE TO ARTICULATE WHAT THOSE MOMENTS WERE FOR YOU, KEEP IT TIMELY THO IM NOT TRYNA HAVE AN OPRAH EPISODE. STANK YOU SMELLY MUCHO." .