Earl Sweatshirt – “Hive” (Feat. Vince Staples & Casey Veggies) Video

By Tom Breihan / July 16, 2013

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.