Tyler, The Creator had one of the vital memorable moments of the 2021 Hip Hop Awards after he received the inaugural Rock The Bells Cultural Affect Award.

Throughout his speech, Tyler talked about the myriad of influences that impressed him to make music his profession. Everybody from Playboi Carti to Pharrell and Chad Hugo to Missy Elliott performed a job in making the Cali native need to decide up a mic.

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“This factor that’s a interest or a pastime or a ardour for us – lots of people in right here it saved us out of bother and it allowed us to vary our household lives, our buddy lives, or our lives,” Tyler stated throughout his speech. “It’s like a pathway for lots of us to actually simply go.”

Tyler additionally received the award for Album of the 12 months for his June-released LP Name Me If You Get Misplaced. Watch Tyler, The Creator’s full speech beneath.