Tyler Okonma, better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper and leader of the alternative hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (Or Odd Future). The product of a broken home, Tyler's cuss-packed, hate-filled and misogynist lyrics with jokes about rape and 'faggots' have earned him a controversial reputation. Syd "Tha Kyd" Bennett, the album's mixer and part-time vocalist argued to UK newspaper The Guardian that his "offensive words don't deserve their value, their power", and that they're just words. "He [Tyler] isn't necessarily saying, 'I want to rape so-and-so.' They're just sick, twisted fantasies that he's had, based on girls that have hurt him in the past. A lot of people have sick, twisted fantasies, so why not give them something to relate to?"