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 imminent.
The rapper has now confirmed that his next project will go by the name ‘Some Rap Songs’, and it’s set for release next week on November 30. In a statement, Earl confirmed that the album will address the recent death of his father, Keorapetse Kgositsile.
“Me and my dad had a relationship that’s not uncommon for people to have with their fathers, which is a non-perfect one,” Earl said. “Talking to him is symbolic and non-symbolic, but it’s literally closure for my childhood. Not getting to have that moment left me to figure out a lot with my damn self.”
Earl has previewed ‘Some Rap Songs’ with the release today (November 20) of the Navy Blue-featuring single ‘The Mint’.
‘I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside’ followed 19 months on from his debut solo studio album, 2013’s ‘Doris’. His break-out mixtape ‘Earl’ was released back in 2010.
Earl gave his first live performance in some time last month during a star-studded memorial concert for Mac Miller, who passed away on September 7. The two rappers were close friends and collaborators.