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.