Tyler, the Creator

2011 MTV Video Music Awards - Press Room

Tyler, the Creator in 2011, photo by PrPhotos

Birth Name: Tyler Gregory Okonma

Place of Birth: Hawthorne, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 6, 1991

*father – Nigerian
*mother – European, African-American

Tyler, the Creator, is an American rapper, musician, songwriter, record producer, actor, visual artist, designer, and comedian. He is the co-founder, and a leader, of alternative hip-hop collective Odd Future. Other members of Odd Future have included Frank Ocean and Earl Sweatshit. He is also known as DJ Stank Daddy, Tyler Haley, Wolf Haley, Bunnyhop, Ace, the Creator; and Gap Tooth T.

His father is Nigerian, of Igbo descent. His mother, Bonita Smith, is of European Canadian, from her own father, and African-American, from her own mother, descent. Tyler is an atheist.

He was raised in Ladera Heights and Hawthorne in Los Angeles.

17 Responses

  1. leojainen says:

    Could this be his father?
    Same surname, living in California, and his first name is the same as Tyler’s middle name

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