Meet Tyler, a rapper, musician and philanthropist from North Bergen, New Jersey. We were inspired by Tyler’s passion and talent and that is why we chose him as a winner of American Eagle Outfitters’ Project Live Your Life. Keep reading to learn more about Tyler and be sure to follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
You are musically talented. How did you find your passion?
I started writing music at the age of nine and singing and dancing at the age of five. My mother was in a band, so that’s where I first found my passion.
Are there any rappers, singers or artists that you aspire to be like?
Lupe Fiasco or Lauren Hill, lyrically.
You have GREAT hair. What is your daily regimen?
I normally wash my hair every other day and once every month I’ll do an avocado treatment. I also use coconut oil.
Where do you pull your lyrical inspiration from?
Past experiences, my everyday life, what I know and the people around me. Everyone has a story.
Have you ever written a song about another person?
Yes, I have written songs about my family, especially my mother, and one song about my father, “Griffin 2 Griffin”.
If you could pick one artist to do a collaboration with, who would it be and why?
Definitely Justin Bieber. I’m a huge fan of his music and I greatly admire his work ethic. He’s accomplished so much at the age of 19 and is a really great artist in my opinion.