International

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Tyler The Creator

The American music video director and rapper, Tyler The Creator was born Tyler Gregory Okonma on 6th March 1991 in Ladera Heights, California to a Nigerian father and a African-American mother. At the age of 14, he taught himself to play the piano. He worked at FedEx for just under two weeks, and Starbucks for over two years. He rose to prominence as the leader and co-founder of the alternative hip hop collective Odd Future. He won the Best New Artist at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards and also started his own clothing company called Golf Wang. There is no doubt that the 25-years-old music video director and rapper is definitely a name to be reckon with in the music industry.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Tyler The Creator
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Tyler The Creator

Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the American music video director and rapper, Tyler the Creator:

1. Tyler The Creator was born Tyler Gregory Okonma on 6th March 1991 in Ladera Heights, California to a Nigerian father and a African-American mother.

2. At the age of 14, he taught himself to play the piano.

3. In his 12 years of schooling, he attended 12 different schools in the Los Angeles and Sacramento areas.

4. He worked at FedEx for just under two weeks, and Starbucks for over two years.

5. He rose to prominence as the leader and co-founder of the alternative hip hop collective Odd Future.

6. He signed a joint venture deal for him and his label Odd future Records, Sony Music Entertainment and RED Distribution.

7. In 2011, he released his second studio album Wolf, which was met with generally positive reviews and debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 selling 90,000 copies in its first week.

8. He started his own clothing company called Golf Wang in 2011.

9. He won the Best New Artist at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.

10. He has collaborated with prominent artist like Schoolboy Q, Kanye West, A$AP Rock and Pharrell Williams to name a few.

Tags

Related Articles

Close

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker
More in International
10 Things You Didn’t Know About YG

The American record producer and recording artist, YG was born Keenon Daequan Ray Jackson on 9 march 1990 in Compton,...

Close