BY JULIET CANGELOSI
PHOTO BY PETRA COLLINS
Tyler Okonma lives up to his “Creator” moniker in every sense of the word. Since gaining notoriety as part of the legendarily weird alternative L.A. hip hop collective Odd Future, Tyler has released four studio albums, founded a golf-inspired clothing line, formed a sneaker partnership with Converse, and created TV shows for Viceland and Adult Swim. Yet despite proving himself capable of just about any creative endeavor at 26 years old, Tyler’s most delicious creations can still be unearthed within the limitless boundaries of his music. His most recent album, Flower Boy, is meditative, self-reflective, and aware — a relieving departure from the younger artist’s reputation for controversial, oftentimes thoughtless lyrics. The album, produced by Tyler in its entirety, showcases his noticeable growth as both an artist and as a human being.