In summer 2016, three Russian cities will see the visit of American rapper and producer Tyler Gregory Okonma, know by his pseudonym, Tyler the Creator.
His first Russian show took place in August 2015. As reported by concert agency, Pop Farm, this year Tyler will perform June 28th at Teleclub (Ekaterinburg), June 29th at A2 (Saint Petersburg), and June 30th at YotaSpace (Moscow).
At seven years old, Tyler would draw cover art on cardboard for his imaginary records, creating a track list to go along – though he still didn’t play any instruments. At fourteen he taught himself how to play the piano.
Nowadays he releases music through independent British label XL Recordings, and on his own label, Odd Future Records. Tyler is also leader of the OFWGKTA collective – a performance in alternative hip-hop. Not only did he rap on and produce the majority of OFWGKTA’s tracks, he is also responsible for designing the cover albums, wardrobe, and other materials for the group members.
In 2009, Tyler self-released his debut album Bastard. In February 2011, the music video for Yonkers, his first single from his second album (Goblin), was nominated for an MTV award. Tyler’s other videos for Tamale, She (feat. Frank Ocean), and Trouble on my Mind (Pusha T) earned substantial recognition as well.
His third studio album, Cherry Bomb, came out on Odd Future Records in April 2015, securing the number one spot on the Billboard rap charts.
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