It’s pretty unusual to catch Tyler The Creator in a serious moment but today, Tyler thanked some hip-hop legends for paving the way for him. After winning the award for Hip-hop album of the year he thanked some legendary rappers.
“This thing that’s a hobby, or a pastime or a passion for us, a lot of people here that shit kept us out of trouble, and it allowed us to change our families’ lives, our friends’ lives, our lives.”
He shouted out artists such as Jay Z, Yung Bleu and Wu-tang Clan in his speech.
“Rap, it’s like a pathway for a lot of us to just go. To leave, to experience, to- just new sh*t 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!"
It’s cool to see Tyler The Creator pay homage to those who came before him in the rap industry. Congratulations Tyler the Creator for winning album of the year with Call Me If You Get Lost!