An introduction to Earl Sweatshirt.
When Earl Sweatshirt's music was ushered into the eyes of the mainstream, he was at a boarding school on a rural island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Following his 18th birthday, Earl came home to California and got busy recording his debut album Doris, which followed the wild success of his debut mixtape Earl. Odd Future's most lyrical spitter was back in action, ready to take the world by storm.
Since then, a lot has changed. Odd Future has more or less disbanded, leaving its members scattered around various California-based projects. Earl has dropped the funny-guy schtick in favor of something realer: a sonic mix between classic Eminem and his peers Vince Staples and Mac Miller. He's also making his own beats, creating a serious vibe for his projects. Last year's I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside was somber, but very well put together. It's brief, but near-perfect as well.
Earl Sweatshirt has showed no signs of slowing down, and today we'll dig into his catalogue to bring you his ten essential cuts.