- tyler the creatorIt's been a big year for Tyler, The Creator, even if many who haven't been paying attention might have missed it. The Odd Future leader loves being in the center of the spotlight—for better or <a title="worse" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/03/tyler-creator-arrested/" target="_blank">for worse</a>, or just <a title="hell" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/05/tyler-creator-iggy-azalea-stinks/" target="_blank">for the hell of it</a>—and it's been paying off with some major co-signs from some of the biggest names in hip-hop over the past year.<br /><br />With the news last week that Tyler and his Odd Future cohorts are set to <a title="wembley" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/05/odd-future-will-open-up-for-eminem-in-london/" target="_blank">perform with Eminem at Wembley Stadium</a> in London—the first time a rapper has ever performed in the second-largest stadium in Europe—he added another major co-sign to the list. From Kanye giving him props for his Odd Future Carnival last year to skateboarding legend Tony Hawk naming him a skateboarding rapper to watch out for, here are the seven biggest shoutouts Tyler, The Creator has received over the past 12 months. —<a title="danrys" href="https://twitter.com/danrys" target="_blank"><em>Dan Rys</em></a>
- tyler the creator earl sweatshirt mf doom<h2>September 14, 2013</h2>While on their European tour, Tyler and Earl Sweatshirt <a title="doom" href="http://www.themaskedgorilla.com/tyler-the-creator-earl-sweatshirt-meet-mf-doom-for-the-first-time-video/" target="_blank">meet MF DOOM</a>, who tells them he thinks what they're doing is dope.
- tyler the creator arsenio<h2>November 8, 2013</h2>Tyler appears on the <a title="arsenio" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/11/tyler-the-creator-stretches-out-on-arsenio/" target="_blank"><em>Arsenio Hall Show</em></a> and promptly lays down on the couch.
- kanye west tyler the creator<h2>November 10, 2013</h2>Kanye West pops up as a <a title="guest" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/11/kanye-west-performs-late-new-slaves-odd-future-carnival/" target="_blank">surprise guest at the Odd Future Carnival</a> in L.A., performing "New Slaves" and dusting off "Late" for the first time in six years.
- tyler the creator<h2>November 18, 2013</h2>A week after popping up for a surprise set at Odd Future's Carnival in Los Angeles, Kanye West praises Tyler, The Creator for his ability to take his creative ideas and <a title="reality" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/11/kanye-west-gives-major-props-tyler-creator/" target="_blank">turn them into a reality</a>.
- tyler the creator skateboard<h2>February 25, 2014</h2>Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk names Tyler the <a title="skateboarding" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/02/tony-hawk-praises-tyler-creators-skateboarding-skills/" target="_blank">best skateboarding rapper </a>of them all—better than Lil Wayne.
- tyler the creator<h2>May 14, 2014</h2>Andre 3000 <a title="andre" href="http://www.billboard.com/articles/photos/live/6091757/outkast-terminal-5-new-york-adult-swim-live-review" target="_blank">shouts out Tyler from the stage</a> at the Adult Swim UpFront in NYC, giving him a massive co-sign from OutKast.
- eminem tyler the creator<h2>May 15, 2014</h2>It's announced that Tyler and Odd Future will <a title="eminem" href="http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/05/odd-future-will-open-up-for-eminem-in-london/" target="_blank">join Eminem at Wembley Stadium</a> in London, the second-largest stadium in all of Europe.
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