We’re gonna do this volume of “Steez you can Hear” a little differently today. With Earl Sweatshirt’s new album Some Rap Songs coming out this Friday, I thought it was only right to do a “Sweatshirt Edition.” The focus of this playlist is gonna be on all his music released after his return from Samoa. Later this week, I’m gonna do a “Retroactive” piece on Earl’s only “pre-Samoa” album: “Earl.”
Playlist for the week of November 26, 2018:
- Oldie by Odd Future: Sweatshirt back! His first appearance on an Odd Future track since his time in Samoa, circa 2012
2. Chum by Earl Sweatshirt: first single off his debut album, Doris; the wordplay and how he constructs his verses on this song is outrageous; it’s the first time I’ve heard “adult Earl” and I left impressed and excited for his future.
3. Hive by Earl Sweatshirt f/ Vince Staples and Casey Veggies: “provider of the backdrop music // for the crack rock user and the mascot, Earl”
4. Robes by Freddie Gibbs f/ Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis and Madlib: love any song with Domo and Earl on it but add Freddie into the mix and the whole song becomes deadly; love Earl’s flow over the jazzy beat.
5. Off Top by Earl Sweatshirt: off his last album in 2015 I don’t like shit, I don’t go Outside; absolutely scathing single verse here by Earl with some of his more aggressive rhymes.
6. mirror by Samiyam f/ Earl Sweatshirt: deep cut from the Sweatshirt discog.; one of my favorite songs ever; “From the side of the gate where they liable to hate you // Despite how they praise in your face, I’ma make do.”
7. Really Doe by Danny Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul and Earl Sweatshirt: killer features on here by Danny Brown with each rapper spazzing out on their verses; Earl’s takes the cake though as he often does.
Look out for my post this week as we look into Earl’s early career before the albums drops Friday!