Earl Sweatshirt News

10 Essential Flying Lotus Hip-Hop Tracks
10 Essential Flying Lotus Hip-Hop Tracks Oct 21, 2014 at 09:00am
Flying Lotus has been making brain-melting beats for about a decade now. The LA-based producer lives in the underground, but as the electronic music world has exploded, his music has gained the acclaim of critics and casual music listeners everywhere. FlyLo made some huge waves in the blogosphere when news broke that he is in fact Captain Murphy, the enigmatic, cartoony, deep-voiced, laughing hip-hop personality that released the Duality mixtape a couple years back.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (August 22)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (August 22) Aug 22, 2014 at 11:38am
Ferguson. The ALS Challenge. Rihanna apparently still banging Drake. "Anaconda" threatening the drown America in thirst. Etc., Etc. There wasn't much new material to come out of the hip-hop community, but the artists still had plenty to talk about and cause controversy over during the past couple of days.
Earl Sweatshirt Says Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" Video Perpetuates Black Stereotypes [Update: Video's Director Responds]
Earl Sweatshirt Says Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" Video Perpetuates Black Stereotypes [Update: Video's Director Responds] Aug 21, 2014 at 06:33pm
The debut of Earl Sweatshirt came with a video that certainly offended some people, but yesterday it was Earl who was pointing out the problematic aspects of Taylor Swift's new clip. Unlike Sweatshirt's shock-inducing "EARL" visual, Taylor's "Shake It Off" is seemingly unaware of it's potentially harmful message, which the Odd Future rapper pointed out on Twitter yesterday.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Aug. 15)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Aug. 15) Aug 15, 2014 at 03:29pm
This hasn't been a great week in America. Beloved comedian and actor Robin Williams passed away under particularly tragic circumstances at the age of 63. Plus, we saw a blatant violation of the first amendment at the protests in Ferguson, Mo., where unarmed African-American male Mike Brown was slain by cops. Although rappers sometimes don't abide by normal people logic, they're still human beings in America. Some felt and reacted to the circumstances accordingly.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 18)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (July 18) Jul 18, 2014 at 03:21pm
There was no simmering MMG beef to light up the hip-hop conversation this week and unfortunately Meek Mill is still in jail. But life still goes on in this week's 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week.
Earl Sweatshirt Cuts "Wearld Tour" Short To Finish Album
Earl Sweatshirt Cuts "Wearld Tour" Short To Finish Album Jul 8, 2014 at 03:25pm
We've got some good/bad news for Earl Sweatshirt fans. The good news is that a follow-up to 2013's Doris is dropping soon; the bad news (for those of you with plans to see Earl in the next two months) is that he won't be completing his current tour. With eight dates remaining on his "Wearld Tour" -- most of them at European festivals -- Earl has announced that he's "physically and mentally at the end of [his] rope" and that he wants to "get this album out to y'all while it's still fresh."
Odd Future Will Open For Eminem At Wembley Stadium
Odd Future Will Open For Eminem At Wembley Stadium May 15, 2014 at 02:10pm
Earlier in the month, it was announced that Eminem would be making hip hop history by becoming the very first rapper to headline Wembley stadium.  Not only that, when tickets went on sale last week, Em managed to sell out the gigantic venue almost immediately, resulting in a second date being added. The opening act for the momentous occasion has now been announced, and it happens to be none other than Tyler, The Creator and his Odd Future cohorts.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (April 25)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (April 25) Apr 26, 2014 at 12:23am
Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans. Each week we take a look at some of the most memorable twitter moments from some of the genres biggest personalities.
Tyler, The Creator Doesn't Want To Do "EarlWolf" Anymore
Tyler, The Creator Doesn't Want To Do "EarlWolf" Anymore Mar 29, 2014 at 02:18pm
Since Odd Future's first break into the public eye, the anticipation for an Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler, The Creator joint album has existed. The name of the hypothetical album, EarlWolf also dates back to this time, and tracks like "AssMilk", "Lemonade" and more recently, "Whoa" have solidified the chemistry between the two rappers.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 1-7)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 1-7) Mar 7, 2014 at 11:50am
Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans. Each week we take a look at some of the most memorable twitter moments from some of the genres biggest personalities.
Crew Love: Odd Future
Crew Love: Odd Future Mar 3, 2014 at 12:21pm
OFWGKTA (Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All), more commonly referred to as Odd Future, made a huge splash in the rap world when they burst onto the scene in late 2009 with crew leader Tyler, the Creator's critically-acclaimed Bastard mixtape. Bringing dark, lo-fi sonics, even darker lyrics and off-kilter humor to the table, the rest of the crew would soon follow him into the limelight.
Earl Sweatshirt Announces "Wearld Tour" Dates
Earl Sweatshirt Announces "Wearld Tour" Dates Jan 8, 2014 at 04:09pm
Earl Sweatshirt unfortunately missed the boat on the peak of the Odd Future hype, but he's taken advantage of the situation, making a name for himself, rather than leaning on the collective. His official debut album, DORIS, has been extremely well-received, and has given him the opportunity to plan an ambitious world tour in support of it.
Flying Lotus Releases "Ideas+Drafts+Loops" Compilation For Free Download
Flying Lotus Releases "Ideas+Drafts+Loops" Compilation For Free Download Dec 10, 2013 at 04:24pm
After hitting 300,000 followers on Twitter, experimental producer Flying Lotus has released a free compilation of "Ideas+Drafts+Loops" from his hard drive. The 24-track collection features guest appearances from The Underachievers, Shabazz Palaces, DJ Mehdi, Baths and more. Also included is the previously released track, "Between Villains" with Earl Sweatshirt, MF DOOM, and Lotus' own alter-ego, Captain Murphy. A hinted-at remix of "Black Skinhead" featuring FlyLo's frequent collaborator, Thundercat, bass-noodling over the track also appears on the comp.
Earl Sweatshirt Announces "Doris" Tour
Earl Sweatshirt Announces "Doris" Tour Sep 10, 2013 at 03:51pm
It was just announced that Earl Sweatshirt would be performing at this year's OFWGKTA Carnival on November 9th, but that turns out to be the last tour date in Earl Sweatshirt's "Doris" tour to promote his new LP. Following performances at Rock The Bells in September, Earl will head on the road to hit Boston on October 6th. He'll cap off the tour at the OF Carnival on November 9th. See the tour flyer in the gallery above.
Charts Don't Lie: September 1
Charts Don't Lie: September 1 Sep 1, 2013 at 01:45pm
We see two new entries when it comes to hip-hop on Charts Don't Lie this week. They belong to Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt and A$AP Mob's A$AP Ferg. While both rappers moved respectable amounts, it gives us a moment to think about the whole ideas of crews in hip-hop, and how no matter what, there is always one rap leader who has to make an impression on the audience first. For OF, this is Tyler, The Creator, for A$AP Mob it's Rocky. Following their rise in popularity, they try to put on their friends, as rappers tend to do-- sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn't.