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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 jazz that kicks off the track and the fragmented soul loop that ends it are so charismatic that they practically qualify as voices of their own. Sweatshirt, for his part,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 14, 2015

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 the finest example. The latest in the lineage is "silenceDArapgame," a new song from a presumably one-off duo called Hog Slaughta Boys. The duo is made up of Earl Sweatshirt… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 5, 2015

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 on the follow-up to last year's Doris. Last night at a show at the Observatory in Santa Ana, CA, Earl gave us our biggest taste of hi… More »

By: James Rettig / December 24, 2014

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 an idiot at that age, as he made sure to tell Earl Sweatshirt repeatedly when Earl, who is currently 20, interviewed Tyson for Citizens Of Humanity. Their conversation touche… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 17, 2014

Lil Herb – “Knucklehead” (Feat. Earl Sweatshirt)

Young Chicago-based rapper Lil Herb has been making his collaborative rounds in 2014, from his feature in Nicki Minaj's "Chi-Raq" to the "Fight or Flight" remix he did with fellow Chicagoans Chance The Rapper and Common. Today we hear "Knucklehead," an outspoken collaboration about being a bold juvenile, featuring Lil Herb and Earl… More »

By: Ethan Jacobs / December 4, 2014

Watch Pharrell Reunite With N.E.R.D., Debut Gwen Stefani’s “Spark The Fire” At Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival

Pharrell headlined Odd Future's annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles over the weekend, and a couple notable things happened during his set. For one, his N.E.R.D. cohorts Chad Hugo and Shay Haley joined him on stage for a brief reunion performance that brought Tyler, The Creator to tears. More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 10, 2014

Earl Sweatshirt – “45”

It's been over a year since Earl Sweatshirt released Doris, his great official debut. Since then, he hasn't made any noises about a new album or EP or mixtape, but he has thrown spare shards of music out into the world. One of those songs is a new track called "45," which barely last… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2014

Earl Sweatshirt – “Rats”

Earlier this year, a piece of a random old Earl Sweatshirt track called "Rats" made its way to the internet. Word was that Tyler, The Creator produced the track for Earl back in 2010, when he was Odd Future's enfant terrible, before he disappeared for all that time. Now, there's a longer version of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 27, 2014

Earl Sweatshirt Says Taylor Swift’s New Video Is Offensive, But Hasn’t Watched It Yet (UPDATE: And Mark Romanek Responds)

As a Taylor Swift fan, her new "Shake It Off" video is obviously a fucking disaster, a humblebraggy liberation-of-the-bad-dancers things set to a sub-"Hollaback Girl" anti-hater cheerleader chant that substitutes a fucking Taylor Swift rap verse for a bridge. (Music-video OG Mark Romanek directed the video, which doesn't really make anything better. You made… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 19, 2014

Watch Odd Future’s Scared Straight Parody

In a new clip from Loiter Squad, Odd Future's sketch series for Adult Swim, Earl Sweatshirt plays a prisoner in a Scared Straight-style program. The results are bizarre -- for example, he brags to kids that he was already running a Fortune 500 company at 12 years old. Tyler, The Creator plays one of the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 29, 2014

Exhausted Earl Sweatshirt Cancels Tour

Back when he was an urban legend exiled in Samoa, Earl Sweatshirt had it easy. Now that he's been back in the real world for a couple years and is constantly in the studio or out promoting last year's dense Doris, life is a lot busier and far more exhausting. As such, as More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 8, 2014

Watch Seth Rogen Play A Little Girl On Odd Future’s Loiter Squad

In tonight's episode of Odd Future's Adult Swim series Loiter Squad, Seth Rogen guests as a six-year-old girl who looks an awful lot like Seth Rogen. She'd be wise not to take Earl Sweatshirt's bait, but she isn't that wise because, you know, six years old and all. Here's a preview:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 22, 2014

Earl Sweatshirt – “Chum” (Left Brain Remix)

Earl Sweatshirt is a regular cast member on Tyler, The Creator's sketch show Loiter Squad now, but other than that, he doesn't seem to spend much time with his old Odd Future buddies. So feel the nostalgia here: Left Brain, a longtime Odd Future member and the production half of the duo MellowHype, has remixed… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 15, 2014

Earl Sweatshirt – “Nebraska” (Feat. Mac Miller & Vince Staples)

A nice thing about Earl Sweatshirt: He is perfectly capable of dropping new music on us at any moment, and even if that music is a stoned-friends-fucking-around outtake, it'll be well worth hearing. Very early this morning, Earl posted a cryptic Twitter clue, and that led to two new songs. The first, "Nebraska," i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 2, 2014

Watch An Action-Packed Clip From Loiter Squad Season 3

Odd Future's sketch-comedy show Loiter Squad has been going strong for a few years now on Adult Swim. The third season of the show will be out this spring, and they've just shared a new teaser. Beginning with Tyler and the other members of Loiter Squad (which includes Earl Sweatshirt now) in a restaurant,… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 22, 2014

Watch Earl Sweatshirt As Joe Budden In The Trailer For Odd Future’s Loiter Squad Season 3

Somehow, Odd Future's Adult Swim sketch comedy show Loiter Squad has made it to a third season. And in a preview of the new season, we get to see Earl Sweatshirt, now a regular cast member on the show, spoofing Love & Hip-Hop, the cheesed-out VH1 reality show, and Joe Budden, one of the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 7, 2014

Watch Earl Sweatshirt Debut A New Song In NYC

Earl took the stage at New York's Webster Hall on Thursday in support of his latest album and debuted a new song that's more in line with the aggression he unleashed on his self-titled mixtape than the narcoleptic and introverted Doris. He's joined on the song by Odd Future member Vince Staples. Earl took hi… More »

By: James Rettig / February 24, 2014

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – “Robes” (Feat. Earl Sweatshirt & Domo Genesis)

The head-busting Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs and the brain-expanding California producer Madlib have already teamed up for a series of great songs ("Thuggin'," "Shame," "City," "Deeper, "Harold's"), and their collaborative album Piñata is scheduled to arrive in a couple of months. BBC radio just debuted "Robes," which has Gibbs alongside… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 29, 2014

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2013

Last year, there was one album -- Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City -- that united virtually the entire rap-listening public in adoration. This year, no such luck. Many heard my #1 pick of the year (and you can probably already guess what it is) as the work of a sonic visionary, and plenty more… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 16, 2013

Watch Tyler, The Creator & Earl Sweatshirt Perform “Garbage” At The 2013 VGX Awards

Tyler, The Creator had a song called "Garbage" in Grand Theft Auto V, and he showed up at the video-game-honoring VGX Awards to perform the track with Earl Sweatshirt in tow. It's a typically grimy and foreboding Tyler production but with some excellent brass parts that make the song sound appropriately ceremonious for the occasio… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 9, 2013
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