Earl Sweatshirt Producer Releases OG Version Of "Veins"

Earl Sweatshirt's song "Veins" gets released in its original form.

BYAlexander Cole
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Earl Sweatshirt released his long-awaited album Some Rap Songs on November 30th, which featured 15 new songs. It had been three years since the release of his last record, however, fans won't have to wait that long again for new music from the Los Angeles MC. 

Adé Hakim (of [sLUms].), a producer on the song "Veins," has released an OG version of the track that was recorded in 2017. This new version is 23 seconds longer than the final one that made its way onto Earl's album. The original iteration of the song has completely different production, including a soul sample. Among some of the other changes are Earl's vocals, which are not as manipulated as the album version.

The song itself is a standout on Some Rap Songs thanks to its introspective lyrics about Earl's life and what he's been through since his last release, saying "It's been a minute since I heard applause. It's been a minute since you seen or heard from me, I've been swerving calls."

Quotable Lyrics

Peace to every crease on your brain
Peace to who came before me in the game
We givin' praise and glory to your name, kid
We cellophane your story so it stays
Since birth mama raised and burped me, I ain't changed

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