10 Things to Know About VMA Winner Tyler, The Creator

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Ok, so all you probably know about Tyler, The Creator is that he won the highly coveted Video Music Award for best new artist at this year’s show, and that he, um, curses a lot and pisses lots of people off. But what the heck. We figured it’s prob best that you, the loyal Teen.com readers actually know a little bit more about him because he’s about to majorly blow up. And besides, he’s a self-professed Belieber, so there’s that.

Click for 10 must know facts about Tyler, The Creator!


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1. Tyler's real name is Tyler Okonma. Oh, and he's only 19! Photo: Splash News

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2. Tyler got his start in music early, making imaginary album covers with playlists at the age of 7.

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3. And at the age of 14, Tyler taught himself how to play the piano.

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4. And speaking of his childhood, Tyler went to 13 (!) different schools during his 12 years of education, all in California.

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5. Tyler is the front man and leader of the group OFWGKTA, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. He has rapped on and produced almost all of the band's tracks.

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6. Tyler and one of his band members, Hodgy Beats, made his TV debut in February 2011 when they performed “Sandwitches” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

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7. Tyler is a Belieber! He recently told Billboard.com, "I want to do some beats for Justin's next album. He seems fun to kick it with." Um, ya think?!

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8. But Tyler isn't exactly a fan of Bruno Mars. Or Chris Brown. He's been vocal on Twitter about his hate for Bruno and Chris, which is weird because they're like, both way more famous awesome.

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9. But Tyler does like some artists. He's said his music is inspired by Eminem, Dr. Dre, Black Eyed Peas' early stuff and Usher.

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10. As for Tyler's future plans?He and the guys of Odd Future are going on the Golf Wang tour starting in September. Plus, he's got his third album, "Wolf," set for release in 2012.

What do you think of Tyler? Think he’s the next big thing? Want to see him collab with Bieber? And oh, did he deserve his VMA win? Tell us right here!

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    Jake d says:

    He’s better than lil Wayne, offcourse, not as good as eminem or biggie small

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