Over the years Tyler, also known as Jinx TK, has earned a
well-deserved amount of respect from Nanaimo’s hip hop community not only for
his talent as a musician, but also as an event planner and promoter. For the
last three years, Tyler has taken it on himself to organize an event known as
"Hip Hops Toys For Tots,” a Christmas fundraiser concert that showcases
talented local hip hop artists.
In order to gain admission through the doors of the event,
each person is required to donate at least one children’s Christmas gift or
cash. All proceeds from the event are used to purchase additional toys or
grocery gift cards for less fortunate families during the holiday season. In
2016, Hip Hop Toys for Tots supplied gifts to 30 children along with gift cards
for the family.
Tyler is seen as an admirable, kind hearted man in the
community and an amazing role model and father. Tyler didn't have it easy
growing up and knows how important it is for every child to feel loved and
special on the biggest and most exciting holiday of the year.