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bearfield
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"earl sweatshirt - "nowhere2go" [new single]"


  

          

earl sounds great. he's rapping in a more natural voice. i love the modern cadence over a early 2000s-style glitchy beat. very excited for the album. i hope it's longer than /IDLSIDGO/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCceUo94X1g
https://open.spotify.com/track/6ZAzKksLmI7eimH0cQbpzZ

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Trash. Waste of his talent
Nov 09th 2018
1
Agreed. Sounds so thrown together and has a carelessness. Bad
Nov 10th 2018
2
Excellent
Nov 12th 2018
3
The beat is cool, but the vocals are lazy as hell.
Nov 12th 2018
4
another one
Nov 20th 2018
5
Sounds like working with Mike's crew has rubbed off
Nov 20th 2018
6
      i thought mike took a lot of inspiration from earl
Nov 21st 2018
7
           RE: i thought mike took a lot of inspiration from earl
Nov 21st 2018
8
                how long has he been working with Mike?
Nov 26th 2018
10
                     RE: how long has he been working with Mike?
Nov 26th 2018
11
tracklist
Nov 26th 2018
9
I'm still waiting to be sold on dude
Nov 27th 2018
12
so maybe he's just not your lane. n/m
Nov 27th 2018
13
vulture interview
Nov 28th 2018
14
24 minutes of raw dusty loops and bars
Nov 30th 2018
15
the early singles had me worried
Nov 30th 2018
17
what does YMMV mean?
Nov 30th 2018
21
      your mileage may vary
Dec 01st 2018
26
Enjoying it a lot.
Nov 30th 2018
18
What is slant rhyming?
Nov 30th 2018
20
      not technically not a perfect rhyme
Nov 30th 2018
22
      listening now and I dunno, nothing sounds wrong about those rhymes.
Dec 01st 2018
27
      A more typical rhyme would overlap the the final vowel and
Dec 07th 2018
56
           IE
Dec 07th 2018
57
      ABAB rhyme scheme.
Dec 02nd 2018
30
      see Saafir "Boxcar Sessions"
Nov 30th 2018
23
           lemme try this one instead.
Dec 01st 2018
28
I am disappoint
Nov 30th 2018
16
i'm with you, bro...
Nov 30th 2018
24
I dig it a lot. Definitely on his grimy "Madvillainy" steez
Nov 30th 2018
19
rapping his ass off. these are not great SONGS tho.
Nov 30th 2018
25
now THIS is interesting.
Dec 02nd 2018
29
this album is dope as hell
Dec 02nd 2018
31
Probably my favorite rap album of the year
Dec 05th 2018
32
help me out
Dec 05th 2018
33
RE: help me out
Dec 05th 2018
34
that was good
Dec 05th 2018
38
There's some joints on Doris that sold me
Dec 05th 2018
35
Oops
Dec 05th 2018
36
      this i get
Dec 05th 2018
40
idk that there is something to "get"
Dec 05th 2018
37
i guess it is a style that doesnt really fit me
Dec 05th 2018
41
      yeah it sounds like he's not for you and that's fine
Dec 05th 2018
42
Not really feelin this new lane but Centurion sold me back in the day
Dec 06th 2018
46
spun it a few more times.
Dec 05th 2018
39
Yeah I really hate this album and I’m fucks wit Earl
Dec 05th 2018
45
Off 1.5 listens there's stuff I liked
Dec 05th 2018
43
its amazing what he did with the album
Dec 05th 2018
44
completely agree
Dec 06th 2018
47
i'm checking it...
Dec 07th 2018
58
name some of the songs ya'll like
Dec 06th 2018
48
RE: name some of the songs ya'll like
Dec 06th 2018
50
"the mint" is a top 5 earl song and one of the best songs of 2018
Dec 06th 2018
52
      maybe I should try this...
Dec 07th 2018
63
           RE: maybe I should try this...
Dec 07th 2018
65
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Dec 06th 2018
49
what don't you like about it?
Dec 06th 2018
51
      like my man sp said, its boring and uninspiring
Dec 07th 2018
62
           I like the album. But I don’t the direction he’s taking musically.
Dec 10th 2018
67
this is completely unlistenable...
Dec 07th 2018
53
^^^^
Dec 07th 2018
55
      MySP and Liveguy
Dec 07th 2018
59
           I wonder if people are bailing without listening to the entire thing
Dec 07th 2018
60
           if he wanted an album of knx sounding beats, why didn't he just ask him?
Dec 07th 2018
64
           LMAO
Dec 10th 2018
69
           werd
Dec 07th 2018
61
This is almost getting enough hate for me to start liking it
Dec 07th 2018
54
I’m enjoying this. I almost gave up. But I gave it another try
Dec 08th 2018
66
Normally don't bother with lyrics videos, but here's one for the album
Dec 10th 2018
68

Mgmt
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1. "Trash. Waste of his talent"
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>earl sounds great. he's rapping in a more natural voice.
>i love the modern cadence over a early 2000s-style glitchy
>beat. very excited for the album. i hope it's longer than
>/IDLSIDGO/
>
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCceUo94X1g
>https://open.spotify.com/track/6ZAzKksLmI7eimH0cQbpzZ
>

  

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81 DUN
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2. "Agreed. Sounds so thrown together and has a carelessness. Bad"
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PCProductions
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3. "Excellent"
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Pure butter. Love it.

  

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4. "The beat is cool, but the vocals are lazy as hell."
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A Love Supreme
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5. "another one"
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https://youtu.be/R4caTCHR4xo

diggin it

  

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stylez dainty
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6. "Sounds like working with Mike's crew has rubbed off"
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His flow sounds a lot like Mike's.

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bearfield
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Wed Nov-21-18 02:53 AM

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7. "i thought mike took a lot of inspiration from earl"
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Wed Nov-21-18 02:54 AM by bearfield

  

          

>His flow sounds a lot like Mike's.

what do you think earl got from mike, flow-wise? also please recommend some good mike songs/projects. i checked out a few of his YT videos a while back but they didn't stick with me for whatever reason

  

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stylez dainty
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8. "RE: i thought mike took a lot of inspiration from earl"
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The short phrases and sentence fragments with lots of space between them, and the last word kind of emphasized and drawn out a bit. I'm not super up on Earl, but I remember him having more of a wall-to-wall run-on flow, less simplistic than these last two songs.

I'm not expert on Mike. I like his production choices and his content, don't love his flow (don't mind it either). Only full-length I've heard is May God Bless Your Hustle and I like it, but like you said, nothing really jumps out at me. From that crew, I probably like Medhane the most. Enjoy the Do for Self ep.

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10. "how long has he been working with Mike?"
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Hopefully this is a one off because Earl doesn't have to rap like this.


Mike makes some cool music...but I figure guys who rap like that do so because..well...their pen game isn't top notch.

So they make atmospheric music so to speak.


Earl DOES NOT need to rap like this.


If his entire album is like this, I'll be more convinced than ever that dude is just scared to TRY

  

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bearfield
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11. "RE: how long has he been working with Mike?"
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Mon Nov-26-18 11:29 PM by bearfield

  

          

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>Hopefully this is a one off because Earl doesn't have to rap
>like this.
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>Mike makes some cool music...but I figure guys who rap like
>that do so because..well...their pen game isn't top notch.
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>So they make atmospheric music so to speak.
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>Earl DOES NOT need to rap like this.
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>If his entire album is like this, I'll be more convinced than
>ever that dude is just scared to TRY

i'm not sure "top notch pen game" and "atmospheric" are mutually exclusive. it sounds to me like earl is trying for a middle ground. he's been playing writerly artists like mach-hommy, conway, guilty simpson, etc. on his red bull radio show for a few years. he's also been known to play valee songs in his live sets and has been working with MIKE's crew. both of those artists favor brevity and being concise over bars overflowing with syllables

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bearfield
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9. "tracklist"
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https://www.instagram.com/p/Bqp6SiPg582/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=1iko37oudub5l

01 Shattered Dreams
02 Red Water
03 Cold Summers
04 Nowhere2go
05 December 24
06 Ontheway!
07 The Mint
08 The Bends
09 Loosie
10 Azucar
11 Eclipse
12 Veins
13 Playing Possum
14 Peanut
15 Riot!

track 13 features are earl's dad (who passed in jan) and mom

i've seen some talk on the internet that itunes lists the album at 25 minutes

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12. "I'm still waiting to be sold on dude"
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And this ain't it chief

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13. "so maybe he's just not your lane. n/m"
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"you lookin like a chair when you folding up."

  

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14. "vulture interview"
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https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/interview-earl-sweatshirt.html

Ever since the first frames of the grainy body-horror video for the title track of his debut mixtape EARL, Earl Sweatshirt has felt both eerily ever-present and never present. For years, he was the teenage wunderkind you couldn’t see, a rap Golden Child hidden away in a Polynesian retreat for troubled youth as his crew, Odd Future, became the talk of the music industry, both for their deftness as rappers, singers, and producers and for the uncompromising crassness of their lyrical content. Time and counseling sanded Earl’s rough edges. Over the years, the rage in his music has shifted from bloody, ultraviolent fantasy to real internal conflicts like depression and familial dysfunction, but the early mixtape’s cloud of impending doom remains. Sweatshirt, born Thebe Neruda Kgositsile, son of South African poet Keorapetse “Bra Willie” Kgositsile and California law professor Cheryl Harris, has a right to be leery of the future. An undercurrent of loss and pain trails all of his creative breakthroughs. His major label debut, Doris, memorialized his grandmother, who passed away in 2013; 2015’s I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside chronicled a hermetic period of recovery following a skateboarding accident that left the rapper and producer with a torn meniscus. Music is a space for Earl to vent about his troubles. There is cosmic irony in the younger Kgositsile’s use of intricate wordplay, the family profession, as his tool of rebellion.

When Earl goes quiet between albums and tours, he’s switching the fame light off, reversing the dizzying shunt from seclusion to national notoriety he experienced at 18. When he’s away, it’s Thebe mustering the spiritual and creative juice to be Earl again. When he’s Earl, he is a conduit for fans at shows, on records, and online. It’s work being on all the time; anyone who tries gets a little warped under the heat of the light. Earl might not seem constantly present, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t lurking. This is apparent in his internet presence, which expresses both his great taste in music and his quick, incisive humor on a number of subjects. Like his friends and collaborators Vince Staples and Tyler, the Creator, Earl keeps a Twitter account that’s every bit as bitingly funny as his records are presumed to be suffocating and dark. If you watched any of his scenes from Odd Future’s Adult Swim sketch series Loiter Squad, you know his humor and absurdism also come with keen comedic timing. It’s a mistake to believe that any one snapshot of a person’s interests captures them fully, though. I learned this in a series of conversations with the artist in the weeks prior to the reveal of album No. 3, this week’s Some Rap Songs.

SRS bridges generations of whip-smart cold-weather hip-hop. It’s informed by the wiry, impatient energy and crackling hiss of Doom and Madlib records, the loop wizardry of Dilla, the streetwise paranoia of Mobb Deep, and the wisdom of modern tristate-area torchbearers like Mach-Hommy, MIKE, Ka, and Roc Marciano. Lyrically, this is Earl Sweatshirt at his most optimistic. He’s fighting off bad vibes still — “Stuck in Trumpland watching subtlety decay,” as he says in “Veins” — but there’s renewed zeal for life and pride in pedigree. The new album serves compact, brass tacks rap, all hypnotic loops and life lessons, the kind of epiphanies that hit you when you’ve seen too much of the true human condition, in strength and in depravity. Work on the new music began not long after the last album. The 2016 loosie that fans called “Bad Acid,” which appears here as “December 24th,” is the earliest recording from the sessions. Sweatshirt finished 13 songs — including “Playing Possum,” which samples a recording of his mother speaking about him and audio of his father reading his poem “Anguish Longer Than Sorrow” — with the intention of springing them on his father by surprise, as a conciliatory gesture, but tragedy struck again when Keorapetse Kgositsile passed away in January, before Earl got a chance to send him the album. What had initially been planned as a few weeks in South Africa with family became a few months. Inching back into the business of being a rapper happened in fits and starts — guest verses and beats for friends, a mysterious “Afroprojection” with Solange and the genre-hopping Brooklyn music collective Standing on the Corner, a monthly Red Bull Radio show. This month’s spirited Camp Flog Gnaw performance and a trickle of great new songs stand as proof that Thebe is ready to be Earl in public again.

As a poet’s son, Earl is serious about the stewardship of the oral tradition. Rappers are descendants of the African griots, Sweatshirt reasons. He worries about the ramifications of the generational disconnect that’s rending a schism between rap fans in their 30s and 40s and fans in their 20s over modern vagaries like triplet flows and trap drum sounds. In our first talk, which happened on a tense, uncertain Election Day afternoon, Earl was both miffed about a Twitter row where rap fans scoffed at Genius head of A&R Rob Markman’s suggestion that the Texas vet Scarface is a top-five hip-hop talent and excited to link the fun-house grunts and ad-libs of Playboi Carti’s Die Lit back to the climate of amateurish discovery at the dawn of hip-hop. Division is a two-way street; Earl wishes younger hip-hop fans had a greater interest in the classics, and he thinks older ones have a responsibility to behave more responsibly. (Asked about the year in Kanye West and Eminem media gaffes, Earl offered a withering line: “You can tell who really just started using the internet.”) When I caught up with him again a few weeks later, he opened up about the tough year in his family, the change in his creative process, and his dueling appreciations for Dilla and OVO production. You’d be hard-pressed to find another rap diehard with the same depth of knowledge and even-handed sense of intergenerational connectedness in 2018. “I only get better with time,” he promises in “Azucar.”


·Where’ve you been this year?·

I’ve pretty much been at home. I was in South Africa in the beginning of the year doing things for my pop, and being with my family.


·How long did you end up staying out there?·

I was out there about a month, month and a half. Almost two months.


·Most of the winter, then?·

I came back in like mid-February. It was a good chunk of it. Then I came back — I actually kinda got yanked back trying to put the album out because this thing has been done for a minute.


·When did you start working on it?·

I started working on it immediately after I Don’t Like Shit. I mean, really, that’s when I started trying to make another collection of shit, I guess. I’d say I first touched ground, like, December 2016. That’s when I really did the first one that I was like, “Yeah.”


·Who did you end up working with?·

It was just people that I was around. The first one that I did was “December 24th.” It was a beat that Denmark gave me.


·Denmark Vessey?·

Yeah. He’s just a prolific dude, a big brain that’s been inspiring me since I heard the dude. Then I got beats from my friends, my brothers … Sage . That’s who I really spent most of my time and shared space with. Navy Blue’s on that album. He’s on “The Mint,” and he did the beat for “The Bends.” Yeah, him, my man that DJs for me, Black Noi$e, who is also really incredible. Just, like, too versatile a person, musically. The rest of it … I did a bunch of production. Sixpress from sLUms did “Nowhere2Go,” and Gio from Standing on the Corner helped me mix and master the whole thing and also did cover design and back-cover design with me.


·Did you pay attention to any of the response to “Nowhere2Go”?·

I didn’t. I paid more attention to what people were saying on my social shit. I didn’t read so much because, honestly … I feel guilty holding the album. I need people to listen to the whole thing. I feel like that’s the shit. If I read anything, will be responses to the whole thing.


·You’re really calling it Some Rap Songs?·

Yes, sir.


·How did you arrive at that title?·

Just the concept of brevity. I’ve become … It’s been made evident to me that I’ve become kind of obsessed with simplifying shit, which sometimes can lead to oversimplification. People take a lot of liberties, I feel like. Incomplete shit is really stressful to me, and the concept of unsimplified fractions is really stressful to me. So, with things like the album title, how I structure shit, and even how I write, it was really just like, What is this? The album title was kind of a response to that question.


·It’s a bit of a detour for you. You’re getting a little bit closer to the thing — like, the independent rap, early 2000s, “We didn’t have a label; we did it ourselves” kind of thing. I feel like there are going to be people who hear it expecting polish, who won’t get it.·

Yeah. I’m anticipating that a little bit, but I hope what people take away is … I guess just brevity. I’m always trying to whittle this shit down … I have to be really thoughtful of what I’m doing. Music is a really powerful thing, and the people that I feel, like, get applauded for the subtlety are the people that care and are aware of the powerful shit that they’re wielding. I’m aware of the fact that is kind of a hissing thing. There’s a lot of technical imperfections. The track list has gotta be perfect, and the song gotta loop perfect, and I gotta exit before … I really dedicate a lot of myself to not over-rapping.


·It makes me think about Dilla. He didn’t program so cleanly. It was a lot of human time, and I feel like your approach to the lyrics and your approach to the production in this new stuff is getting toward that. It doesn’t have to sit perfectly on beat, which is interesting because you’re a very technically sharp rapper, but it makes me more conscious of your lines when you’re not.·

Exactly!


·I think about the intentional line when I hear it kind of not sit where it was supposed to.·

It takes the discourse up a notch. It’s not for the sake of exclusivity. It’s not to alienate anyone, but it does demand a kind of basic musical knowledge, whether it’s intuitive or learned over time. Yeah, it’s more human. Sometimes it takes people more time to get into that human bag. I always just revert back to when I was younger because that’s when you haven’t learned so much, and all this bullshit hasn’t become, like, calloused on your brain. I go off what would make me soar in my room by myself as a child. And it’s often more complex than what you’ll do sitting there taking yourself seriously as some smart adult. Just, like, some fucking technical wizard or scientist, you know what I mean?


·It looks back to the experience of people just talking over drums. That stuff wasn’t quantized, wasn’t matched perfectly.·

Automatically, what you do when you’re doing the Dilla thing, and you see what it makes people do, it makes people glitch. People that can’t comprehend it, they flip the fuck out and then they have to like … box that shit. But it’s a wavy line, not a linear, staccato thing.


·It reminds me, in that respect, of the stuff that Dev Hynes is doing lately. I talked to him about the last album, and he said he was trying to get at this in-between keys feel, that doesn’t feel like it’s actually the right sound.·

It’s been empowering to define what’s normal for me, because … I can get swept up in other people’s shit. Like, if niggas’ head bops at the show are too fucked-up, and I get too invested in it, like, you’re gonna fuck me up. I’m really an energy-sensitive person.


·I’m curious you felt about the response to the new stuff you played at Camp Flog Gnaw.·

Man, that shit was better than I expected. Performing in this little window of time while the album hasn’t been out has been kind of difficult because I have had to muster up whatever to go out and say a lot of this pretty dated shit that I don’t feel connected to. So, the new shit is always, like … very liberating for me. It’s closer to real time. It makes it easier for me to trust myself and put out energy that’s gonna get people energized more at a show. I’m just more present and not, like, rapping my way through some time.


·Talk to me about feeling disconnected from your older raps. Is it difficult to perform stuff that you made when you were in an angrier place?·

Yeah. Some of the stuff. I mean, I’m 24, bro. The shit that I’m performing spans from when I was 18 to now. So, there’s a difference in perspective and the information I had and the fuckin’ attitude, the way I wrote even. You say you noticed the difference, how I wrote more technically? I’ve had to relearn some of these tongue twisters that I left for myself. So I’m really excited to be performing new shit, because it provides a more honest and whole picture of the person that is standing in front of people, because I can actually be myself in real time. I don’t have hits to fall back on. I got to go into, like, a personal bag. So, I only rely on meaning what I say.


·How do you feel like you’re different now? Are you in a better space? Earlier in the year, we got word that you canceled some tour dates, and you were saying there was depression. Is that something you’ve worked through?·

I’m working on it, man. It’s a day-to-day thing. For a long time this year, I was still kind of in shock and still can be shocked by the fact that my dad died. That shit really threw me the fuck off.


·It’s something you don’t plan for, and it’s something that can take months to understand. I lost mine at the top of the decade, and it’s not normal. It’s not a thought process that you get used to. And especially at your age.·

Yeah, it really fucked me up. We make movies in our heads, you know? Where this happens. And then this happens as a result of that. It’s kind of like … having faith, I guess. It’s like, I know this is going to happen. So, then when that shit happened with my pops … I talked to my brother, who I saw was doing better. He’s about eight years older than me. He was at a different place with my pops, and I remember asking him like, “Yo, how do you — you know — we know the same nigga, like … how are you not as mad as me?” This nigga was like, “Because I had to come back as an adult and spend time with him as an adult.” I did work with the intention of being able to come back literally this year, at the top of this year. I’d finally pledged, like, “I’m going home. I can do it. I can see this.” And he died. Going through that existential thing, plus other existential elements of my pops, him being a public figure, the public figure that he is. And then being Earl Sweatshirt on top of it?


·That’s a lot to process.·

At a certain point, I put my head down, and we did our shit and buried our father. I’ve just been figuring it out. But at a certain point, all of the pressures just kind of broke me. Just the idea of having to perform while I was kind of in this weird space, it was like, no fucking way. Why would I risk it? That’s not some dice I’m trying to roll. I need to process and heal some things for myself before I can be presenting myself.


·Listening to the new record, the way your dad comes up … there’s a pride in it that hadn’t been present in some of the older stuff.·

I recorded all that shit before he died. Everything except for “Peanut,” I’d recorded. “Peanut” and “Riot!” And “Riot!” is my uncle Hugh , who died two weeks after my pops.


·Oh, man.·

Yeah, “Peanut” and “Riot!” were the only two I added. But that album, even the shit where my dad is speaking, I was gonna just drop that, not tell him, and tell him to send a cease-and-desist if he wanted.


·So, you were working through the relationship in your head and in your music, and you were just going to present it to him. Did he ever get to hear it?·

No. It’s rough. It was a crazy one, bro.


·That’s rough, having things to say to people that you don’t get to say to them anymore.·

Yeah.


·I wanted to ask you about Mac Miller because I saw a tweet that you sent a couple of weeks ago where you said Mac’s spirit was making you feel more confident in your music. I wondered what you meant by that.·

I was just remembering, man. You know, people pass, and they get in your head, if you spent enough time with them. I think the night he passed, maybe it was the next day, I don’t know. I was listening to all the joints that me and him did. I don’t even remember the timeline. All I remember what that nigga was always on with me and Vince . Just like, “Yeah, all right, y’all the best.” Like, “All right, fuck what you’re talking about. This shit hard.”


·And just every story that you hear about him from anyone is like, “He always made time.” He always checked up on people. I don’t know where he found the hours in the day to do that.·

It was ridiculous. A concept I’ve been on super heavy is … You know in the old pirate movies, how they gotta throw all this shit off the ship so it goes faster?


·Yeah, let loose some cargo.·

Malcolm was one of those niggas like that, bro. He was moving real fast. A lot of the shit that we hold on to that slows us down, that makes us care about different shit and makes us second-guess? It can make a man complacent.


·He absolutely did move faster than most people I know. I had the luxury of interviewing him this past August. He was just talking to me about concepts for cover art for new stuff.·

Yeah…


·So, today is the tenth anniversary, incidentally, of The Odd Future Tape.·

Yeah. I wasn’t even on that.


·They didn’t pick you up until a year after, right?·

I came in after that. I was like in eighth, ninth grade. Whatever grade I was in, that shit set that grade on fire, boy. It was like, oh shit.


·I have a question from way back. This is 2011, when you first started getting flack for your lyrics. You could have just been like, “Hey, we have all these different members in our midst who have all these different orientations,” but everyone just kind of ate the criticism, let it ride. I was always curious what the thought process behind that was.·

I don’t know. To be honest, when that shit first really, really, really started, your boy was still Coral Reef Academy’d down, you feel me? I was still in Polynesia.


·Disconnected and not even really privy to what was going on?·

Yeah. I had no way to really judge it.


·It had completely taken over the press that year, and you had just, like, no idea.·

That’s what I’m talking about. My mom and my therapist were trying to tell me, and I knew it must have been crazy because of the severity of how it was being dealt with. Not in terms of coming down on me super hard, but just like how … You know when you’re a kid, and you’re like, “Okay, y’all are like being real cautious”? Like, this is crazy. Like this is not a game. My auntie would be over and be like, “So, where are you going to college?” And then before I answer, my mom would be like, “Oh, he’s going to be a rap star.” I’m talking about before I left, on some sarcastic shit. Like, “He’s gonna be a rapper.” I’d just, like, storm out. Then, fast-forward, and this shit is crazy. I had no way of really understanding. It took me years of being back. I still am just now kind of coming into some sort of comfortability with the shit.


·How did you feel about that “Free Earl” thing? It got a little hot when they got mad at the family. It got a little weird.·

Once I really understood the scale, then that penetrated any defense that I had, from the content to the “Free Earl” shit. In the one little interview I did while I was out there … My mom was crying on Skype, like, “Yo, people drive by the house. I can’t get dressed. I’m scared. Physically scared.”


·That’s spooky.·

People emailing her, people calling her.


·They were very intense about you guys. Still are. Do you get a lot of grief from kids who grew up on the Earl stuff who want more of that sound?·

There are people that want everything. But we’re moving forward. I don’t say that like the goofy way everybody be saying that in 2018. It doesn’t mean I’m going to download that Pi’erre kit, even though I did download the Pi’erre kit. Holla at me if you need slaps, nigga. I got the SoundCloud slaps. I just mean like, come on, man … Everybody an expert now, bro. Everybody knows. Like, “Bro, you should …” “You should …” All right.


·What producers are you into now outside of the ones we already know you work with?·

OVO 40 is crazy. Let’s just get that out of the way. Alchemist forever. Madlib forever. Rawiya showed me Tirzah’s shit. That shit is crazy. I’m loving the loops.


·Your new record is really just a lot of intense loops.·

It’s infinitum. It’s the snake eating its tail. I keep locking in the loops. To write something complete to a loop, I feel like it takes a lot.


·It feels like the promise of the early hip-hop, taking something and making something else of your own out of it. Like, collage art.·

Exactly! And you have to be potent for that shit to matter. If you ain’t got shit to say, niggas really are not gonna want to hear you on a loop. You can get away with it when the beat is changing and showing you when the emotion changes. But that loop, that’s just a background.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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15. "24 minutes of raw dusty loops and bars"
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this guy's patterns are unreal. he's definitely not as wordy as he's been in the past and he's slant rhyming more but i think that gels well with the very naked loops that he's rapping over. dialing it back a little and letting more space in his flows makes his words a little more easier to pick out amidst these dusty and muddy loops. and he's still conversational and presenting full images to the listener while rapping in these long form patterns. AND he's rapping in unconventional time signatures on a few songs. there are occasions when i think no one is better than earl and he causes me to feel that way several times on this album

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17. "the early singles had me worried"
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>this guy's patterns are unreal. he's definitely not as wordy
>as he's been in the past and he's slant rhyming more but i
>think that gels well with the very naked loops that he's
>rapping over. dialing it back a little and letting more space
>in his flows makes his words a little more easier to pick out
>amidst these dusty and muddy loops. and he's still
>conversational and presenting full images to the listener
>while rapping in these long form patterns. AND he's rapping
>in unconventional time signatures on a few songs. there are
>occasions when i think no one is better than earl and he
>causes me to feel that way several times on this album

but "Shattered Dreams" and "Cold Summers" put me back at ease. the things I love about Earl are still on this album, even in this new style.

this is out in El-P with no punch-ins territory so he could have called this album "YMMV" and no one would bat an eye

  

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21. "what does YMMV mean?"
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26. "your mileage may vary"
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18. "Enjoying it a lot."
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20. "What is slant rhyming?"
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22. "not technically not a perfect rhyme"
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but close enough

earl does it a lot on "the mint":

Brodie on the corner with a piece on his hip
Give a warning 'fore you blow it in the sky
Tiptoein' over mortar and the brick
Bumpin' shoulders with the devil in disguise

"mortar" and "corner," "hip" and "brick," "sky" and "disguise," etc.

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High Society
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27. "listening now and I dunno, nothing sounds wrong about those rhymes."
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56. "A more typical rhyme would overlap the the final vowel and "
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consonant. That example just rhymes the vowels, with differing final consonants.

  

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57. "IE"
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something like:

cat and hat

vs

(the slant rhyme) cab and cavs?

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30. "ABAB rhyme scheme."
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23. "see Saafir "Boxcar Sessions""
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We see through all that boo boo like it's ghost shit... (c) Quelle Chris

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28. "lemme try this one instead."
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16. "I am disappoint"
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Just seems thin musically. Not just because it's super short but the sonic concept feels half-baked. It definitely sounds like it was going in a meaningful direction, but doesn't sound like it got there. I'll give it a couple more spins.

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24. "i'm with you, bro..."
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beats hella thin/dry sounding...

He's a dope lyricist, but imma 'beat first' guy....

I prolly won't go back to this one....

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19. "I dig it a lot. Definitely on his grimy "Madvillainy" steez"
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Fits in with the current raw lyrics over dusty loops clocking in at two minutes or under steez that's becoming pretty prevalent these days.

Prefer it to Earl's last album.

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25. "rapping his ass off. these are not great SONGS tho."
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i dig it, but something's missing.

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29. "now THIS is interesting. "
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Makes a lot of other stuff sound like rap-by-numbers. Still going through it but man... fucking w it heavy.

"you lookin like a chair when you folding up."

  

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31. "this album is dope as hell"
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definitely his best work - the madlib influence lo-fi aesthetic fits his style perfectly. love it.

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32. "Probably my favorite rap album of the year"
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I used to not like non-4/4 rap songs.

Earl just changed that.

And his chops on Riot!...DAAAMN 🔥🔥🔥

When did he become such a dope beat maker?!?? Where’ve I been???

I’ve never heard an album like this, in any genre.

Thanks Earl.


PRINCE beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/17th-day
D'ANGELO beat tape https://chrisp.bandcamp.com/album/smack-your-ass-pull-your-hair
IPHONE LP Prplblckslvrgld https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/prplblckslvrgld/1406675620

  

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33. "help me out"
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recommend me 3 earl songs that are the best examples of his appeal.

i just dont get it.

  

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34. "RE: help me out"
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https://youtu.be/qHX1CXamdms

This is flames imo

  

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mista k5
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38. "that was good"
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well done....but doesnt really stand out to me. doesnt wow me. i feel like im missing something. i might need to google him and see if i can find some break downs.

i remember hearing j-live and liking it then someone pointing out how such and such song was him doing this or that. then i re-listened with that perspective and it blew my mind.

  

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35. "There's some joints on Doris that sold me"
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Check out Chum, specifically this part of his second verse-


"From a city that's recession-hit
With stress niggas could flex metal with
Peddle to rake pennies in
Desolate testaments, trying to stay Jekyll-ish
But most niggas Hyde, and Brenda just stay pregnant
Breaking news: death's less important when the Lakers lose
It's lead in that baby food, heads try to make it through"


I'd have to spin that album again to remember other specific tracks.

  

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36. "Oops"
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This verse is from Hive. Chum is dope too though.

I’m obviously not an expert, and I’m still absorbing
this new album, but dude is dope.

  

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40. "this i get"
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hive, the beat works really well with his flow on this. dont love it but i can vibe with it for sure.

  

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37. "idk that there is something to "get""
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>recommend me 3 earl songs that are the best examples of his
>appeal.
>
>i just dont get it.

but i will say he could be described as a more conversational and darker DOOM with varied flows and very complex patterns. DOOM generally raps in complete sentences that rhyme. earl does something similar but it seems to happen with less effort and shorter phrases. on /some rap songs/ you almost forget that he's rapping because his tone is so casual, his subject matter is so raw, and the patterns are so shifty. then you listen a 2nd and 3rd time and start to catch the patterns and unpack his one liners. it's kind of amazing what earl does when he's in top form

that said i don't think earl is for everyone. he raps very frankly about sensitive subjects that not everyone identifies with

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mista k5
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41. "i guess it is a style that doesnt really fit me"
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it took me a while to appreciate doom and even now i dont revisit his stuff often. i avoided tyler for years. i need "bouncy" beats to contrast this type of flow. if the music and the flow is all low energy and trying to not stand out i have trouble getting with it.

i can see thats an aesthetic that some people really like.

  

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42. "yeah it sounds like he's not for you and that's fine"
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46. "Not really feelin this new lane but Centurion sold me back in the day"
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I usually skip the first minute w/ Vince Staples but have at it

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39. "spun it a few more times."
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It's just deeply unsatisfying. Def my least fav of his projects.

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45. "Yeah I really hate this album and I’m fucks wit Earl"
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Sounds very sloppy

  

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43. "Off 1.5 listens there's stuff I liked"
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I listened while cleaning the litter box and doing some other chores around the house so I wasn't super engaged especially lyrically.

Was hard to tell when songs ended....beats sounded lofi, choppy, short which is a style I generally like but can't say I picked up on any real standouts.


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Flip it enough? Flip these. Flip off. Go flip some f*cking burgers.(c)Kno

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44. "its amazing what he did with the album"
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kudos mr. sweatshirt

lyrically (flow wise, content wise, rhyme schemes) what he did is really spectacular

the odd meters, the dusty beats, glitch effects and emotional tugs put it way over the top

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47. "completely agree"
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one of my favorite albums of the year. legit cannot stop listening to it.

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58. "i'm checking it..."
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...based on this. so, if i'm let down i blame you bruh

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48. "name some of the songs ya'll like"
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what are some of the best lyrics?

some quotables..

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50. "RE: name some of the songs ya'll like"
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just go type the album name in genius and read along

its a short album

you'll be amazed

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52. ""the mint" is a top 5 earl song and one of the best songs of 2018"
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there many lines i relate to in "the mint," particularly navy blue's opening lines:

Hold me down, hold me up
Hold me close 'cause my times is up
Show they true colors, don't know who to trust
Mind workin' like the water when it rush
Growin' from my father, bitter to his touch
Now I'm solely honor, livin' is a must

then earl comes in and crushes it with these mind-boggling long form patterns that wrap around on each other. he's witty, emotionally raw, and flexing on all you trash rappers only rhyming on the 4. the instrumental is phenomenal as well. it's not easy to make a 6/8 beat with a modern feel but black noi$e did it. and it's not easy to rap over a beat like that but navy and earl nailed it

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High Society
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63. "maybe I should try this..."
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I've listened a few times.
It hasn't clicked with me yet.

I'm not getting the Madvillain comparisons at all.
If he wanted Knx like beats, why didn't he just ask Knx?

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65. "RE: maybe I should try this..."
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Fri Dec-07-18 10:32 PM by bearfield

  

          

>I've listened a few times.
>It hasn't clicked with me yet.
>
>I'm not getting the Madvillain comparisons at all.
>If he wanted Knx like beats, why didn't he just ask Knx?

that's a question for earl. you know earl did a red bull radio show with knx for a few years, right?

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49. "ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ"
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this is awful

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I wanna go to where the martyrs went
the brown figures on the walls of my apart-a-ment...

  

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51. "what don't you like about it?"
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you made a very low effort post, edited it, and still said nothing of substance. it's ok to not like it but at least say why you don't like it

  

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62. "like my man sp said, its boring and uninspiring "
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the beat sounds awful and unrefined, its way too long, corny chorus, and his flows sound as rusty as a nail in some rotting log cabin..i dont see "teh brilliant barz" you are all clamoring about

i liked quite a few of the songs on "i dont like shit i dont go outside" or whatever and i thought hed grow a bit as an artist...but alas, boring and repetitive




>you made a very low effort post, edited it, and still said
>nothing of substance. it's ok to not like it but at least say
>why you don't like it

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67. "I like the album. But I don’t the direction he’s taking musically."
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53. "this is completely unlistenable... "
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....dude on the mic is boring and the beats sound like some fisher price "my first glitch beats" ...not a fan of the type of production but can appreciate some of those old Prefuse73 type shits ...wasted 10 minutes skimming thru this basura

https://soundcloud.com/djchiefone/1992-mixtape
https://soundcloud.com/djchiefone/1993-mixtape
https://soundcloud.com/djchiefone/1996-mixtape-part-1
https://soundcloud.com/djchiefone/1996-mixtape-part-2
https://soundcloud.com/djchiefone/1996-mixtape-part-3

  

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55. "^^^^"
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We see through all that boo boo like it's ghost shit... (c) Quelle Chris

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59. "MySP and Liveguy"
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yall my dudes...

give it another chance

its ethos is straight hip hop!

he's spitting crazy... he's doing multis in odd meters, crazy complicated rhyme schemes and is SAYING something. he aint just connecting words

really the rhyming is next level ..i do understand the initial reaction. i didnt like the first single until i heard it in the context of the album and even then it took repeated listens

cats (not yall necessarily) said drogas light is gonna be hard to beat this year. i think earl did it.

i think lupe and earl both mastered the written word and they took opposite approaches to the beats. lupe went glossy/pop/non sampled and earl went the glitch/underground/sampled sound

for me its the writing... and the creativity in how he chose to format and present those poems

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60. "I wonder if people are bailing without listening to the entire thing"
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First time I tried, I didn't like it and didn't finish.

I revisited again and finished, and enjoyed it a lot more.

I still have to spend time with it, but it seems like the 2nd half might better (odd to say for something so short tho).


That 2nd track is not good at all if I remember correctly- he did the Blu thing where he made it sound like he recorded it in a public bathroom or some shit.

I feel like for me it really picked up at December 24, then moreso at The Mint and on.


I still wish he'd do an album or ep with Knxledge tho.

  

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64. "if he wanted an album of knx sounding beats, why didn't he just ask him?"
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69. "LMAO"
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>That 2nd track is not good at all if I remember correctly- he
>did the Blu thing where he made it sound like he recorded it
>in a public bathroom or some shit.


  

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61. "werd"
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I will give it another listen....only peeped once and just didn't feel it; but with that breakdown, I gotta at least give it one more listen.

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54. "This is almost getting enough hate for me to start liking it"
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Still pretty positive on here though. Too many people are into this for me to feel smart for being among the few who "get it".

j/k it it growing on me though. I really love Nowhere2go. Maybe I'm just hating because I want more.

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66. "I’m enjoying this. I almost gave up. But I gave it another try"
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Both the beats and Earl’s style took time to digest. But it turn out to be pretty good

  

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68. "Normally don't bother with lyrics videos, but here's one for the album"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czEvm4tItv4

Since the album is only 22 minutes it won't feel like a massive chore to listen and read along for those interested enough to do so. At least it didn't/doesn't to me. I'm digging the album a lot but I can easily understand why many would not. It's pretty monotonous as far as Earl's vocal delivery and beat choices go. But those elements create a hypnotic vibe in a way.

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Them That Do... out now via HiPNOTT Records. Produced by Small Pro, featuring Georgia Anne Muldrow, Muhsinah, John Robinson, Miles Bonny and more

  

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