It'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 for worse, or just for the hell of it—and it's been paying off with some major co-signs from some of the biggest names in hip-hop over the past year.

With the news last week that Tyler and his Odd Future cohorts are set to perform with Eminem at Wembley Stadium 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. —Dan Rys

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September 14, 2013

While on their European tour, Tyler and Earl Sweatshirt meet MF DOOM, who tells them he thinks what they're doing is dope.

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November 8, 2013

Tyler appears on the Arsenio Hall Show and promptly lays down on the couch.

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November 10, 2013

Kanye West pops up as a surprise guest at the Odd Future Carnival in L.A., performing "New Slaves" and dusting off "Late" for the first time in six years.

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November 18, 2013

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 turn them into a reality.

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February 25, 2014

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk names Tyler the best skateboarding rapper of them all—better than Lil Wayne.

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May 14, 2014

Andre 3000 shouts out Tyler from the stage at the Adult Swim UpFront in NYC, giving him a massive co-sign from OutKast.

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May 15, 2014

It's announced that Tyler and Odd Future will join Eminem at Wembley Stadium in London, the second-largest stadium in all of Europe.

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