From music to television shows to a clothing line, Tyler the Creator does not take his “creator” moniker lightly.
In the early years of his career, Tyler was known to be controversial and “out there” compared to the rest of his hip-hop colleagues.
He was known for posting viral tweets without any concern for consequence and had no problem trolling whomever he came into contact with. But for the last couple of years, unless he is blessing his fans with new releases, Tyler has been quiet on social media.
He did just that in July when his new album “Flower Boy” was released.
Following the release of “Flower Boy,” Tyler premiered his new show on Viceland, titled “Nuts + Bolts,” where he takes his interests and passions and showcases how they are created with professionals in their respective fields.
A mere two months after the “Nuts + Bolts” release, he premiered a second TV show, a cartoon series called “The Jellies.” He co-writes with one of his best friends, Lionel Boyce, for Cartoon Network.
The adult animated sitcom follows a family of jellyfish, specifically the son Cornell and how he finds himself throughout the show. Tyler also scored the entire show.
Less than a week after releasing “The Jellies,” it was time for Tyler’s fifth annual music festival and carnival held at Exposition Park in Los Angeles, Camp Flog Gnaw.
The two-day festival featured music acts from all different genres and magnitudes such as Lana Del Rey, Kid Cudi, Solange, A$AP Rocky, Brockhampton, Steve Lacy, Trash Talk, Migos and of course, Tyler himself.
Along with the music, there are also carnival rides and a plethora of brands selling exclusive merch, which included Tyler’s clothing brand GOLF, which just opened up their flagship store on Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles (the second store Tyler’s had on the block). And Golf le Fleur*, which is a new shoe line he has in collaboration with Converse.
Golf le Fleur* was announced in June of 2016 at Tyler’s first runway show for his GOLF clothing brand and was finally made available for purchase in August of 2017, alongside the drop of “Flower Boy.”
Since then, he has released seven colorways of the shoe, including a limited edition Flower Boy Converse One Star.
Who knows what avenue Tyler will go down next. He has said in the past he wants to score and direct movies, build parks and gardens and design furniture and cars.
But, after the “Flower Boy” tour is over, he will probably go back to not posting on social media for the next year or two, leaving his fans yearning for the next snippet of music to be leaked or a hint at when the next clothing drop will be.
If there is one thing we know for certain about Tyler, the Creator, he is going to make sure nobody kills his flowers. He is going to water his garden and stunt.