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.

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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.