Earl Sweatshirt has some words for Post Malone.
In case you missed it, Post Malone recently did an interview with Polish Media Outlet Newonce, which proceeded to spawn a backlash over some of his comments about hip-hop music:
"If you're looking for lyrics, if you're looking to cry, if you're looking to think about life, don't listen to hip-hop. There's great hip-hop songs where they talk about life and they spit that real s**t, but right now, there's not a lot of people talking about real s**t. Whenever I want to cry, whenever I want to sit down and have a nice cry, I'll listen to some Bob Dylan. Or whenever I'm trying to have a good time and stay in a positive mood, I listen to hip-hop. Because it's fun. I think hip-hop is important because it brings people together in a beautiful, happy way."
Obviously, he's never heard Nas' "Dance," but that's beside the point. He does elaborate, saying that much of the "real shit" ultimately gets glossed over, but his comparison has undeniably struck a nerve. Perhaps Posty's words are being blown out of proportion (I've already seen a few Miley Cyrus comparisons being thrown around), but some artists feel some type of way about the comments. Chiefly, one Earl Sweatshirt, who has never pulled a punch or held back what he's really feeling. The I Don't Like Shit. I Don't Go Outside rapper recently addressed the Post interview on Twitter, saying "this yal man n***s disrespected me over him."
Earl's alluding to the backlash he got when he clowned on Post's breakout "White Iverson" back in 2016, when he busted out the classic "who mans is this." What do ya'll think about Earl's comments? Is he out of line, or does Post deserve a little bit of flak for his perceived slight? In other news, Post Malone recently dropped off the video for "Rock Star," which continues to stand tall as one of 2017's biggest hits.