One of the most creative forces in modern hip-hop is Tyler, the Creator. Ever since the video for “Yonkers” was released in 2011, the rapper has shown a unique mix of unhinged creativity and a bold willingness to take risks. Today, Tyler is a leader in the hip-hop culture, and he’s inspired a new wave of artists who value the DIY approach.
He’s opened a new lane for outsiders with major ambition, but when Tyler first came out, he and his rap crew were somewhat of a mystery.
Tyler Okonma Was Born In Ladera Heights, California
Born on March 6, 1991, Tyler is the son of a mother of mixed African-American and European-Canadian descent. His father is of a Nigerian background of Igbo descent. But, the future rapper never met his father, who abandoned him at a young age. There are several songs throughout his discography that sprinkle in a line or two about his father.
Throughout his albums, he has a good amount of lyrics directed at his estranged father.