Tyler, the Creator Accepts Cultural Influence Award at BET Hip Hop Awards: Watch – Pitchfork

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Call Me If You Get Lost, which came out earlier this year, also won Album of the Year at the program. Tyler will explore behind that album with Kali Uchis, Vince Staples, and Teezo in 2022. He just recently joined Maxo Kream on his single “Big Persona.”

Tonight at the 2021 BET Hip Hop Awards, the inaugural Rock the Bells Cultural Influence Award was presented to Tyler, the Creator by LL Cool J. “Playboi Carti has a line where he says bought my mama house off this mumblin shit and I constantly get teared up when he states that,” Tyler said. “This thing thats a hobby or a pasttime or an enthusiasm for us, a lot of individuals in here, that shit kept us out of trouble. And it enabled us to change our family lives and friends lives.”
He spoke about hip-hops value in altering his life and acknowledged some of his influences. “I absolutely believe that Ive produced my own course, but its people who enabled me to understand that I can do that, who laid the blueprint,” he said. He then thanked a list of influences: Q-Tip, André 3000, Chad Hugo, Pharrell, Kanye West, Missy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, and Hype Williams.
He ended by looking out in the crowd and motivated young artists consisting of Baby Keem and Yung Bleu. “Everyone keep thriving, keep doing your shit, and Call Me If You Get Lost out now.” Enjoy his speech below.

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