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Origin:
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Decades:
2007-present

Tyler Okonma (born March 6, 1991), better known by his stage name Tyler, the Creator, is an American rapper and record producer from Los Angeles, California. He is the leader of the collective OFWGKTA. He has rapped on, and produced for, nearly every OFWGKTA release. On December 25, 2009, Tyler self-released his first album, Bastard. The album was eventually ranked 32nd on Pitchfork Media's list of the Top Albums of 2010. On February 11, 2011, Tyler released the music video for "Yonkers", the first single from his second album, Goblin, due to be released May 10, 2011. The video has received attention from several online media outlets. An extended version with a third verse can be purchased on iTunes. After the release of "Yonkers," XL Recordings announced that Tyler had signed a one-album deal with the label. Tyler and fellow OFWGKTA member Hodgy Beats made their television debut on February 16, 2011 when they performed "Sandwitches" on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. On March 16, Tyler and Hodgy performed "Yonkers" and "Sandwitches" on the 2011 mtvU Woodie Awards, being joined by other members of Odd Future during "Sandwitches".


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