Earl Sweatshirt - "Hive" video

The Odd Future rapper Earl Sweatshirt is finally getting ready to release Doris, his feverishly anticipated new album, and he’s already shared videos for the early singles “Chum” and “Whoa.” And now there’s another one, for the album track “Hive,” and it’s further evidence that this kid is no fucking joke. The track itself is new, and it’s a monster, with Earl and old buddies Vince Staples and Casey Veggies rapping their respective asses off over a thick, ominous, slow-moving bass-roll and tingly echoing drums. And the video, like the previous one for “Chum,” shows the marks of a fully-developed visual aesthetic, with Earl and friends hanging out in dark houses and alleyways, with masked skate-rat demons shadowing them. “Chum” director Hiro Murai returns. It’s a creepy, compelling vision, and you can check it out below.

Doris is out 8/20.

Comments (5)
  1. This is really good (y)

  2. Just amazing! I’m preordering this album today! It’s like Kendrick Lamar virtuosity meets Doom’s wordplay.

  3. Based on the “Flotus” name drop early in EARL’s verses and what sounds like Captain Murphy saying, “It’s nothing like it’s nothing biiiiiiiiitch,” at the end… could Flying Lotus of produced this track?

    The whole song is the level of greatness I was expecting from Doris and it does not disappoint.

    Whoa indeed.

    • Fellow Odd Future member Matt Martians (The Jet Age of Tomorrow/ The Internet) produced it with some help from Earl as well.

      Dope song all around and it has me anticipating Doris even more than I was before which I didn’t think was possible.

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