Tyler Gregory Okonma (born March 6, 1991), better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper and music video director. Born in Ladera Heights, California, he rose to prominence as the leader and co-founder of the alternative hip hop collective Odd Future and has rapped on and produced songs for nearly every Odd Future release. Okonma also creates all the artwork for the group's releases and said in an interview with radio presenter DJ Semtex, that he designs all the group's clothing and other merchandise as well. After releasing his debut album Goblin under XL Recordings, in April 2011, he signed a joint venture deal for him and his label Odd Future Records, with RED Distribution and Sony Music Entertainment. Following that he released his second studio album Wolf, which was met with generally positive reviews and debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 selling 90,000 copies in its first week. He also has his own clothing company, called Golf Wang, started in 2011.
Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, normally shortened to Odd Future and abbreviated to OFWGKTA (stylized OFWGK†Δ), is an American hip hop collective formed in Los Angeles in 2006. The collective was formed and is led by rapper and record producer Tyler, The Creator, and includes rappers Earl Sweatshirt, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, and Mike G, singer, songwriter and rapper Frank Ocean, producers Left Brain, Syd tha Kyd, Matt Martians, Pyramid Vritra and other non-musical members, notably Jasper Dolphin, Taco Bennett, L-Boy and Lucas Vercetti. There were also smaller groups inside the collective. Three of these smaller groups that are still active are The Internet, MellowHigh, and The Jet Age of Tomorrow.
Odd Future first broke into the mainstream in 2011 with Tyler, the Creator's album Goblin and the lead single from the album, "Yonkers", and the viral music video that accompanied it. After the release of Goblin, the group experienced heightened popularity, peaking between 2012 and 2013 with the release of an album from the entire group (The OF Tape Vol. 2), Frank Ocean's Grammy Award-winning album Channel Orange, Earl Sweatshirt's critically acclaimed album Doris, and Tyler, the Creator's Wolf.
In 2014, rumors began to circulate that the group was disbanding, and while no one from the group has specifically stated that Odd Future is done, Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt have both indicated that Odd Future is most likely no more. Other events that point to the group's disintegration were Frank Ocean dropping his Odd Future-affiliated management, and Earl Sweatshirt not putting the Odd Future label on his most recent record, I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt.
On May 2, 2016, the official Twitter account of Odd Future confirmed the group was still together, and that they are just doing their own things.