Earl Sweatshirt uploaded a surprise new project to YouTube this evening. The lush ten minute track is an apparent tribute to his mother who, as previous songs and interview suggest, he’s had a rocky relationship with. We thought the rapper and producer had already dropped his only surprise of the year with his new album, I Don’t Like Shit I […]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anRkutaPS9w Giving me the best possible (music-related) gift for the day, Earl Sweatshirt, as promised, dropped the video for his latest song, ‘Woah’, at 5am this morning. The track, which was directed by Tyler, The Creator, who also features on the chorus, is closer to Earl’s earlier material than ‘Chum’. This is reflected in the […]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSDcNF9SxTA I pretty much lost my shit when I watched this video of Earl Sweatshirt. He performed the new songs, ‘Burgundy’, ‘Hive’ and ‘Guild’, in Los Angeles, at the end of a Flying Lotus concert. His EP, EARL, I rank among the best releases of the last ten years and, while his two year absence from making music […]
Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘Chum’ has been out for a while, now finally we can watch the video for the striking debut track from his upcoming album, due out on Columbia Records. It’s as dense as the track, a long drawn out walk of loneliness with piercing high-contrast footage that fits the track almost perfectly.
Wow. In all the average band hype of 2012, I’d forgotten just how good a rapper Odd Future wonderkid Earl is. Rapping over a choppy, piano based beat, his flow is as slick as ever; bringing an 80’s style vibe to Chum. Whilst it’s not quite on the same level as the highlights of his […]
The latest in the fantastic Adult Swim Singles Program comes from Californian producer Flying Lotus featuring verses from Earl Sweatshirt and the elusive Captain Murphy (rumored to be Aesop Rock). As genre bending as ever, FlyLo stamps his authority all over the track, with Earl showing Tyler and the rest of Odd Future what it’s […]
Are Odd Future still relevant? So 2011 didn’t quite go as they’d hoped, with several critics slamming Tyler, the Creator’s major label debut GOBLIN, and a host of controversial festival appearances doing more to damage their reputation than enhance it. Anyway, it appears they’re beginning to mature ever-so slightly, with new release OF Tape Vol. […]
Anyone with even the slightest interest in LA rap collective, Odd Future, will no doubt be aware of the infamously missing ‘Earl Sweatshirt‘. His presumed time spent at a youth camp in Samoa has been well publicised, and apart from Tyler‘s trolling last November, we’ve been completely Earl-less when it comes to new information. That’s […]