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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

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

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

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.) A… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 23, 2015

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… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 23, 2015

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

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,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 17, 2015

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

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

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
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