Tyler, The Creator Wins Album of the Year


Kira Milne, Editor

On Oct 5, Tyler, The Creator took home the Hip Hop Album of the Year award for his newest release “Call Me If You Get Lost” from June 2021.  He came out on top over rappers, such as Moneybagg Yo, Migos, Dj Khaled, Megan Thee Stallion, 21 Savage & Metro Boomin, and J. Cole.

In his acceptance speech, Tyler paid homage and thanked rappers that influenced him and his career. “Rap, it’s like a pathway for a lot of us to just go. To leave, to experience, to just new [stuff] that we’re really not allowed to see or shown when we grow up. And I definitely think I’ve made my own path but it’s people who allowed me to understand that I can do that. Who laid the blueprint. I wouldn’t be here or upon this stage or have this silly hat or anything without the Q-tips, the Andre 3000’s, the Chad Hugo’s, the Pharell’s, the Kanye West’s, the Missy Elliot’s who no one brings up. I love rap music, I’m so hype. I love everybody here. Thank you very much!”

 On top of that, Tyler won the first-ever “Rock the Bells Cultural Influence Award”. This award celebrates an artist who continues to break down the conventional boundaries of Hip Hop culture while uplifting their community.  The director of the award explains that “Future recipients of the award will have displayed a profound respect for Hip-Hop and have inspired others with their art and actions – elevating and pushing the culture forward.”

Tyler’s hard work has been recognized over the past few years as he changed his sound, attracting new fans. Fans are excited to see what he is working on for the future.