In a column on the increasing recognition of the psychology at play when the lives of “damaged youth” spiral out of control, New York Times columnist David Brooks used Tyler, The Creator as an example

… pop culture has been far out front of policy makers in showing how social dysfunction can ruin lives. You can turn on an episode of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” about a train wreck working-class family. You can turn on “Alaska State Troopers” and see trailer parks filled with drugged-up basket cases. You can listen to rappers like Tyler, The Creator whose songs are angry howls from fatherless men.

There’s plenty more you could add to that list…

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