Tyler Gregory Okonma (born March 6, 1991), better known as Tyler, the Creator, is an American rapper, musician, songwriter, record producer, actor, visual artist, designer and comedian. He rose to prominence in the early 2010s as the co-founder and de facto leader of alternative hip hop group Odd Future and has performed on and produced songs for nearly every Odd Future release.Following a large contribution to Odd Future's early work, Tyler released his debut solo mixtape Bastard in 2009. After releasing his debut studio album Goblin via XL Recordings in April 2011, he signed a joint deal with RED Distribution and Sony Music Entertainment for himself and his label Odd Future Records. With his gritty, horrorcore-influenced earlier releases, Tyler was often criticized for his use of homophobic and misogynistic slurs in his lyrics. He released the albums Wolf (2013) and Cherry Bomb (2015), the latter of which was considered to be a contrast from his previous releases as he experimented with a more melody-focused and jazz-fused sound. His fourth album, Flower Boy (2017) was met with widespread acclaim. His fifth album, Igor (2019), was also acclaimed by critics, became Tyler's first number-one album on the Billboard 200, and won Best Rap Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards.Tyler has won a Grammy Award, a BRIT Award, and an MTV Video Music Award. He created the cover art for all of Odd Future's releases, and has also designed the group's clothing and other merchandise. In 2011, Tyler started the clothing company Golf Wang. In 2012, he began hosting an annual music festival named the Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival. He created his own streaming service app named Golf Media, which ran from 2015 to 2018 and contained original scripted series from Tyler and a live stream of each Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival.
Okonma has identified as an atheist and has had explicitly anti-religious lyrics in his music, especially on the mixtape, Bastard, and the album, Goblin. He has been an avid skateboarder since 2002 and collects BMX bicycles. Okonma has been the subject of speculation regarding his sexuality and has made numerous direct references in lyrics and interviews to having had same-sex relationships or experiencing same-sex attractions.In November 2018, Jaden Smith announced that he was in a relationship with Okonma, although Okonma himself has denied these claims.Okonma has asthma, and has been seen using an inhaler while on stage.
Tyler Gregory Okonma was born on March 6, 1991 in Ladera Heights, California, the son of a Nigerian father with Igbo ancestry and an American mother of mixed African-American and European-Canadian descent. He never met his father and spent his early life living in Ladera Heights and nearby Hawthorne. At the age of seven, he would take the cover out of an album's case and create covers for his own imaginary albums—including a tracklist with song lengths—before he could even make music. At the age of 14, he taught himself to play the piano. In his 12 years of schooling, he attended 12 different schools in the Los Angeles and Sacramento areas. He worked at FedEx for just under two weeks, and Starbucks for over two years. Okonma took his stage name from a Myspace page he used to post his creative endeavors.
Movies & TV shows
Tyler, The Creator: Live at Lollapalooza 2021
Tyler is the Creator's live show.
Tyler, The Creator - Call Me If You Get Lost (Live from Brooklyn)
The Music Hall is in Brooklyn, NY.
While fighting for his freedom after being arrested in Sweden, A$AP Rocky explores his life and career. While placed in solitary confinement amidst the rising tensions of the case becoming a global me...
Life of a Rock Star
Three artists with distinctive style are in a West Coast home with their pets, A$AP Rocky, Tyler, The Creator, and Iggy Pop, with his parrot Biggy Pop and a blue hyacinth macaw, at the kitchen table w...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
The lens of legendary music producer Rick Rubin gives an intimate look at the creative process.
Through interviews with his family, Jerrod Carmichael explores aspects of the black experience. In this special, Carmichael focuses on the strong black women in his life, returning home to North Carol...
Flower Boy: A Conversation
Jerrod talked with Tyler on the making of his album.
AWGE DVD: Volume 3
AWGE DVD: Volume 3 is the third volume.
AWGE DVD: Volume 2
AWGE DVD: Volume 2 is the second volume.
Illegal Civilization 3
Kevin White, Olan Prenatt, and Aramis Hudson are skating, having fun, and getting into all of the hijinks that we have come to expect from the Civ.
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Cherry Bomb: The Documentary
Tyler's latest album, Cherry Bomb, was the subject of a documentary.
Nuts + Bolts
With the help of experts and personal heroes, Tyler, the Creator explores the things he loves and the ways they work.
AWGE DVD: Volume 1
AWGE DVD is the first volume.
A teen boy is trying to find himself after learning he was adopted by his parents.
The life of American boyband Brockhampton is depicted in a documentary.
1 TV show
Action Bronson and Friends Watch Ancient Aliens
Bronson and the co-host of Traveling the Stars: Ancient Aliens with Action Bronson and Friends, The Alchemist, are combining their two favorite things: the hit HISTORY series "Ancient Aliens" and smok...
Made in America
Jay-Z organizes a music festival.
Our Vinyl Weighs a Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records
Since its founding in 1996, Stones Throw Records has consistently released critically acclaimed, left-of-center albums under the direction of founder and world- renowned DJ Peanut Butter Wolf. Drawing...
2 TV shows
Loiter Squad is an American sketch comedy television series starring Tyler, The Creator, Jasper Dolphin, Taco Bennett, and Lionel Boyce from the Los Angeles hip hop group Odd Future. The show regularl...
The Eric Andre Show
A comedy talk show featuring unstable hosts, a variety of celebrities, and unusual studio action was created from an alternate reality.
2 TV shows
1 TV show
Two bored groundskeepers, Mordecai and Rigby, are best friends who spend their days trying to entertain themselves by any means necessary, much to the displeasure of their boss. Things often spiral ou...