F**k It Friday: Tyler Joseph
Celebrating the awesome power of just saying "AH F**K IT"!
We did guys, another week done. HI and wlcome back to F**k It Friday - a weekly feature from MTV Breaks that’s all about saying a big “f**k yeah” to the most excellent people who’ve said “f**k it” (probably) and taken a leap of faith to make big things happen.
Cos it’s not about just having ideas – it’s about believing in yourself, and making them happen. AMIRIGHT?
So who’s next up in the FIF roll call of honour, drumroll…it’s half of twenty one pilots and whole of our hearts, Tyler Joseph!
Growing up, Tyler was all set to be a mega basketball star and even had a college scholarship lined up. One afternoon though he dug out an old piano from his mother’s closet and with absolutely no musical experience, he told Columbus Alive, “I remember figuring out that one button worked really well with the other button. That’s all I knew is “these two buttons work well together””.
Based on the fact he thought two buttons sounded quite nice together alone (we also love that he calls piano keys “buttons”), Tyler decided that music was what he really wanted to do and decided to peruse that instead of basketball. He tried to get into a few colleges for music but his lack of training meant he was unsuccessful.
He knew this was what he wanted to do though and believed in his ear for music rather than formal training so he said “f**k it” (probably) and turned down his basketball scholarship, rounded up a few other musicians and started simply learning by doing. Before long he and a few school friends had formed twenty one pilots and the rest as they say, is history. Way to “f**k it” Tyler!
Check out last week’s “f**k it" hero here.
Have you ever said “f**k it” and taken a chance? Would you like to? Or want to nominate someone for next week? Hit us up on @mtvbreaks with your stories.