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Tyler Gregory Okonma (born March 6, 1991), better known as Tyler, the Creator, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, designer and music video director. He rose to prominence in the early 2010s as the co-founder and de facto leader of the alternative hip hop group Odd Future, and has performed on and produced songs for nearly every Odd Future release. As a solo artist, Tyler has released one mixtape and five studio albums, often handling most or all production himself.
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 under XL Recordings in April 2011, he signed a joint venture deal with RED Distribution and Sony Music Entertainment for him and his label Odd Future Records. With his gritty and horrorcore-influenced earlier releases, Tyler was often criticized for his use of homophobic and misogynistic slurs in his lyrics. He subsequently released the albums Wolf (2013) and Cherry Bomb (2015). In 2015, he was banned from entering the UK for three to five years, which forced him to cancel a string of tour dates supporting Cherry Bomb. Tyler's fourth album Flower Boy (2017) was met with widespread acclaim and was considered to be a contrast from his previous releases, as he experimented with a more melody-focused and jazz-fused sound. His fifth album Igor (2019) debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming his first US number one album, and won Best Rap Album at the 62nd Grammy Awards.