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The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

Spring! Finally! It’s above 45 degrees here in New York, and though it’s a tad rainy, color is slowly creeping back into the world. The music realm seems to be doing the same, with irresistible, colorful dance tracks beginning to blossom and populate pre-summer playlists (the almighty Song Of The Summer approaches!). Of course, it’… More »

Not that long ago, major recording companies employed whole offices full of people whose whole purpose was to shape and mold rappers, to turn them into hitmakers. Maybe those people still exist. Maybe they’re up late at night, trying to figure out how to make Kid Ink happen. But the big labels, for the most… More »

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Watch Earl Sweatshirt Perform New Songs At Low End Theory Festival

Along with Thundercat and Flying Lotus, Earl Sweatshirt headlined this Saturday's second annual Low End Theory Festival In Los Angeles. Earl took the opportunity to…
Peter Helman | August 12, 2015 - 8:16 pm

Earl Sweatshirt – “Off Top” Video

Earl Sweatshirt's videos tend to be dark and dazzling. His new animated clip for the heavy two-minute rap meditation "Off Top" is both, though it'…
Tom Breihan | August 7, 2015 - 10:24 am

Watch Earl Sweatshirt Punch A Stage Crasher In Sydney

Earl Sweatshirt just kicked off his Ready To Leave Now Tour a couple of days ago in New Zealand. At Earl's show in Sydney, Australia…
Peter Helman | July 25, 2015 - 5:43 pm

Watch Earl Sweatshirt & BADBADNOTGOOD’s Strange Kimmel Performance

Earl Sweatshirt's new album I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside is a dark, twisty, insular piece of work, not exactly the sort of…
Tom Breihan | May 14, 2015 - 9:31 am

Stream Earl Sweatshirt Solace

Anyone still just name-checking Earl Sweatshirt as a "member of Odd Future" hasn't been paying much attention to the young rapper's rise over the course…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | April 28, 2015 - 3:20 pm

Kendrick Lamar Promises Tour, Praises Earl Sweatshirt & Lil Wayne In Twitter Q&A

Kendrick Lamar took to his rarely used Twitter account for an impromptu short Q&A earlier this evening. He didn't answer that many questions, but he…
James Rettig | April 15, 2015 - 9:07 pm

Earl Sweatshirt’s Label Fucked Up His Album Release

We've reached an era where the method that an artist uses to announce an album is almost as much of an art as the music…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2015 - 10:30 am

Photos: SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015 has come and gone. As Scott noted over the weekend, it was an altogether less corporate, less celebrity-infused, less insane experience than i…
Chris DeVille | March 23, 2015 - 2:14 pm

Stream Earl Sweatshirt I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside

Perhaps this is the year that the album release date finally will go defunct. Joining the ranks of Drake and Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt surprised…
Caitlin White | March 23, 2015 - 9:39 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Most of the music world is nursing a vast, collective hangover down in Austin right now, which means we didn't see too many new video…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2015 - 11:35 am

Earl Sweatshirt – “Grief” Video

It seems like every night lately, a different beloved rapper is ready to announce a new surprise album right around midnight. Last night, it wa…
Tom Breihan | March 17, 2015 - 9:36 am

New Earl Sweatshirt Album I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside Out Next Week; Hear “Grief” Now

A new Earl Sweatshirt album just popped up on iTunes with a very soon release date of 3/23. It's called I Don't Like Shit, I
James Rettig | March 17, 2015 - 12:23 am

Gangrene – “Play It Cool” (Feat. Samuel T. Herring & Earl Sweatshirt)

The 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V featured new music from a whole range of musicians, including Alchemist and Oh No, the psychedelically-inclined underground…
Tom Breihan | March 6, 2015 - 10:41 am

Earl Sweatshirt – “Quest/Power” (Feat. Budgie & Samiyam)

Producers Budgie and Samiyam are credited as featured artists on Earl Sweatshirt's new song "Quest/Power," and it makes sense: Both the airy, Madvillain-esque video game…
Chris DeVille | February 14, 2015 - 10:26 pm

Hog Slaughta Boys (Earl Sweatshirt & Na’Kel Smith) – “silenceDArapgame”

The members of Odd Future have a grand and proud history of making fake street-rap bangers; Tyler, The Creator's Bastard track "Tina" is probably still…
Tom Breihan | January 5, 2015 - 4:48 pm

Watch Earl Sweatshirt Perform Five New Songs In Santa Ana

Earl Sweatshirt has dropped a few new pieces of music for us over the past few months, presumably stuff that he's cooked up while working…
James Rettig | December 24, 2014 - 8:44 pm

Earl Sweatshirt Interviews Mike Tyson

When Mike Tyson was 20 years old, he became the youngest boxer ever to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles. He was also…
Chris DeVille | December 17, 2014 - 3:40 pm
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