Five Reasons Tyler the Creator Is a Sophomoric Genius

If you're over the age of 25, you may look at Tyler the Creator and his Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All crew like some kind of skate-park rat horsemen of the cultural apocalypse. Aren't they the kids who run around talking about homophobia and dick cheese and slappin' bitches?

Well, yes and no. They do have an affinity for colorful language and touchy subject matters, but they're not doing it for no good reason. Tyler and his playful pals are kind of satirical geniuses, and if you take the time to actually listen to their lyrical content, you'll find the messages run much deeper than schoolyard nicknames and common denominators.

Don't believe us? Here are five reasons you'd be ignorant to consider Tyler an ignoramus.

5. He's Called "The Creator" for a Reason

We'll never understand how people can hate on OFWGKTA's shine. What's the problem with a bunch of teenagers in Los Angeles getting together and making millions off of incredible music they made in their basement? Everything OF is in-house, from the production to the recording, the merch, the videos, distribution -- everything you've ever seen. And Tyler is "the Creator" because he brought them all together. He's the maestro calling the shots and mentoring his pals. Not bad for some skate punks, right?

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4. He's a Budding Directorial Genius

Did you realize Tyler directs all the OFWGKTA music videos himself? He has an incredibly well-developed style and knows how to fit it to a myriad of sounds and vibes. That "Yonkers" video that made him famous? All DIY. He also helps on outsider videos as well, such as the critically acclaimed clip for D.A.'s "Glowing." He frequently announces his intentions to break into feature-film directing, and we can't wait for the day Wolf Hailey hits the silver screen.

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