Eminem, Lil Wayne, and other well-known rappers are frequently identified by their stage names. Tyler, The Creator is tired of his stage moniker and he might shake things up. He wants his legal name to be regarded seriously, so 2022 could see a change for him.
The 30-year-old rapper is wrapping up a phenomenal year with the publication of his internationally acclaimed album Call Me If You Get Lost. He’s sharing more about himself with fans in an interview with Fast Company.
Tyler discussed how he came up with his stage name, stating that he went under three different personas online before settling on his “Creator” identity in the interview, which went public a few days ago.
“My stage name was from, I made a MySpace page when I was 13– I had 3 of them, one was regular for friends, another one was for something else, and then the third one was just ideas, I would put drawings and photos I would take and I would upload beats on there.”
“I started using that one more and random people from Kentucky would be, like, ‘Cool beats, bro!’ And so I just kept the Tyler, The Creator thing going and, you know, I’m 17 in high school, around LA, the name’s getting around, and I kind of just kept it as my stage name. It’s really dumb but it stuck with me so it just works. But my full name, Tyler Okonma, in all caps just looks really cool. So you might see more of that, I don’t know, I’m getting older and I think when people get older they start to realize shit, you just start changing.”
Tyler’s latest work on the Golf le FLEUR* capsules has utilized his legal name in the credits, as he said, going by Tyler Okonma in all capitals. Tyler may have just realized how unique his legal name is, or he may be tired of his stage name.
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