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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 last night, some guy crashed the stage and grabbed Earl from behind, who responded by throwing a couple of punches. Trash Talk’s Garrett Stevenson also came to Earl’s defense. Watch… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 25, 2015 - 5:43 pm

The 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far

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 »

By: Stereogum / June 16, 2015 - 11:08 am

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 thing that lends itself to late-night TV. But Sweatshirt still popped up on last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, doing three songs from the LP with the Toronto jazz-ra… More »

By: 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 of the past few years. 2013’s Doris and his recent I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside both serve as testaments of Earl’s evolution from an absent kid-genius to… More »

By: 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 did promise that he’s arranging a tour, named his favorite artist, paid his respects to Lil Wayne, and a bit more. Read all of his responses below. More »

By: James Rettig / April 15, 2015 - 9:07 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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 »

By: Stereogum / March 27, 2015 - 5:36 pm

The Week In Rap: Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, & Major-Label Rap’s Age Of Weirdness

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / March 25, 2015 - 12:51 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 that appears on that album. And when the creaky old major-label system attempts to announce a surprise LP, that can get fucked up. Last week, we saw the bungled early… More »

By: 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 in recent years, though of course it was still at least a little corporate and celebrity-infused and insane. (We never did make it to the McDonald’s showcase, damn.) As much a… More »

By: 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 us last Monday when his new album I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside popped up on iTunes pre-order along with the new song “Grief” that was quickly followedMore »

By: 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 videos this week. And for those of us who skipped the shitshow this year, there have’t been too many images that’ll leave a lasting impression. But the video of comedian and… More »

By: 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 was Earl Sweatshirt, who has at least given us a week to mentally prepare for his Doris follow-up I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside. When making that announcement, he… More »

By: 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 Don’t Go Outside, and a new song called “Grief” is available to purchase now. It’s the Odd Future member’s second studio album after 2013’s Doris, and has features from Vince… More »

By: 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 rap duo who go by the name Gangrene. A new PC version of the game is about to come out, and it’ll feature new Gangrene tracks inspired by the video… More »

By: 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 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 - 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 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 - 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 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 his newer material yet. More »

By: 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 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 touches o… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 17, 2014 - 3:40 pm

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 Sweatshirt. The… More »

By: Ethan Jacobs / December 4, 2014 - 4:53 pm

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 - 10:39 am
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