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Earl Sweatshirt announces surprise project ‘Feet of Clay’

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Earl Sweatshirt has surprised fans with the announcement that he'll be dropping a new project tonight. Read more: Earl Sweatshirt – ‘Some Rap Songs’ review Titled 'Feet of Clay', Sweatshirt says the 7-track project is "a collection of observations and feelings recorded during the death throes of a crumbling empire." It is due to arrive at midnight tonight (November 1). Released via...

A new list of the ‘top 50 worst rappers’ has gone viral and sparked debate

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A new list of the 'top 50 worst rappers' - including Iggy Azalea, Earl Sweatshirt, and Ludacris - has gone viral, prompting debate from various corners of the internet. The number one spot was taken by Magoo, part of the duo Timbaland & Magoo in the late 1990s. The pair's first studio album together went platinum, and Magoo was featured...

Vince Staples defends Earl Sweatshirt after he’s filmed slapping mobile phone out of fan’s hand

Vince Staples has defended Earl Sweatshirt, after the Odd Future star was filmed slapping a mobile phone out of a fan's hand. Footage filmed in New Orleans shows a group of men attempting to film Earl, before things quickly take a dramatic turn. After noticing the men filming him, Earl then proceeded to hit the phone, knocking it from their...

Earl Sweatshirt – ‘Some Rap Songs’ review

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Where is Earl Sweatshirt? It’s a question that fans and admirers of the supremely-gifted rapper have found themselves asking ever since he introduced himself at the age of 16 with ‘EARL’, his incendiary, shocking yet precocious mixtape. In a tale that now seems like a lifetime ago (2010, to be exact), Earl – AKA Thebe Kgositsile – was subsequently...

Earl Sweatshirt and The Alchemist share dreamy new track ‘E.Coli’

Earl Sweatshirt has joined forces with The Alchemist on new track, 'E.Coli'. Taken from the producers upcoming EP, 'Bread', the dreamy song is accompanied with a retro-inspired video directed by Jason Goldwatch. You can watch the video and listen to the track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMaIjdfsRrs&feature=youtu.be The 'Bread' EP will also feature appearances from Roc Marciano, the Roots’ Black Thought, and others, and is set for...

Listen to a brand new Earl Sweatshirt song called ‘The Mint’

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Earl Sweatshirt has announced his first album in three years, titled 'Some Rap Songs' - listen to his new single 'The Mint' below. Earl's latest return to action was first previewed earlier this month by the surprise release of the single 'Nowhere2go', sparking speculation that the long-awaited follow-up to his 2015 album 'I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside' was...

Listen to Earl Sweatshirt reference mental health struggles on slippery new track

Earl Sweatshirt has released a new song called 'Nowhere2go', his first new music since 2016. The track premiered his new track today (November 8) on Zane Lowe’s show on Apple Music’s Beats 1. 'Nowhere2go' comes in at a brisk one minute and 55 seconds, with Earl adopting a mumble rap style and slippery, experimental production from Ade Hakim. Some of the lyrics...

Earl Sweatshirt cancels European tour due to anxiety and depression

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Earl Sweatshirt's representatives have issued a statement following the rapper's decision to cancel his European tour yesterday (June 2), citing his ongoing battle with anxiety and depression. The former Odd Future rapper was due to perform at Field Day yesterday afternoon, but organisers of the London-based festival informed festivalgoers yesterday morning of Earl's decision to cancel that show and his...

Earl Sweatshirt cancels shows following death of father

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It has been reported that Earl Sweatshirt has cancelled a series of live dates following the recent news that his father has passed away. Earl's dad, former South African poet laureate Keorapetse Kgositsile, died on January 3 at the age of 79. The rapper - real name Thebe Neruda Kgositsile - took to Twitter a day later to pay tribute, posting a picture of...

Earl Sweatshirt’s father, poet Keorapetse Kgositsile, has died aged 79

Former South African poet laureate Keorapetse Kgositsile - the father of rapper Earl Sweatshirt - has died aged 79. South Africa's SABC report that the former poet and writer passed away early Wednesday morning. His career began at an anti-apartheid newspaper, before African National Congress liberation movement and subsequently being exiled from South Africa in the 1960s.He was later named poet laureate...