Tyler, the Creator

Born 6 March 1991.
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Tyler the Creator chats to Westwood

Westwood catches up with Tyler the Creator about his latest visit to the UK.

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Biography

Tyler Gregory Okonma (born March 6, 1991), better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper and record producer from California. Born in Ladera Heights, he rose to prominence as the leader and co-founder of the alternative hip hop collective Odd Future, and has rapped on and produced songs for nearly every Odd Future release. Okonma also creates all the artwork for the group's releases and said in an interview with radio presenter DJ Semtex, that he designs all the group's clothing and other merchandise as well. After releasing his debut album Goblin under XL Recordings, in April 2011, he signed a joint venture deal for him and his label Odd Future Records, with RED Distribution and Sony Music Entertainment. Following that he released his second studio album Wolf, which was met with generally positive reviews and debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 selling 90,000 copies in its first week.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Goblin

    Goblin 2011

    Reviewed by Jen Long
    Controversy aside, the young producer/MC is a breath of fresh air.
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