Quoting xpaige:" My child is just turning 2 beginning of March and he's hit the toddler years much sooner than his age. ... [snip!] ... hopefully it gets better. Anyone have some advice of how to get him to listen better/ how to deal with his tantrums better ?"
Get down to his level. Look him in the eyes and tell him "____his name___., mommy doesn't like when you do ____, it makes me angry, you can break it/hurt yourself/etc". You can TRY time out, but it's hard sometimes. It works for my 18 month old though. Use a stern voice, but don't yell at him.
Ignore temper tantrums. Don't laugh, don't get mad. If you're home, then just let him tantrum. Tell him 'when you're calm, we can talk about why you're mad' and 'when you use your words we'll talk.' I tell DD to use her words, and it makes her calm down and really think a lot of the time.
It's a phase though... for your sake and mine, I hope it passes soon, since mine does the SAME thing as yours!!