Earl Sweatshirt

Despite Stacked Lineup, Afropunk Is Still ‘the Other Black’

You know when it’s Afropunk weekend in Brooklyn. The black women with brightly dyed hair, septum piercings, and round shades; the fellas in African-patterned garbs…
Brian Josephs / August 29, 2016

Earl Sweatshirt and Knxwledge Find ‘Balance’ on New Adult Swim Single

The 13th song off of this year's Adult Swim Singles Program is an Earl Sweatshirt joint. The rapping recluse grabs producer Knxwledge (who produced "Momma," from Kendrick…
Brian Josephs / August 17, 2016

Earl Sweatshirt Secretly Drops New Instrumental Track ‘Pelicula’

Frank Ocean isn't the only Odd Future-related enigma who's owning this Monday — Earl Sweatshirt has mysteriously dropped a new instrumental called "Pelicula" on Apple Music. The rapper…
Brian Josephs / August 1, 2016

Earl Sweatshirt and Samiyam Share Psychedelic Video for ‘Mirror’

Earl Sweatshirt's"Mirror" went from an I Don’t Like S**t, I Don’t Go Outside leftover to a cut on Los Angeles producer Samiyam's Animals Have Feelings. Now it's an LCD…
Brian Josephs / June 21, 2016

Future, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duran Duran, and More to Play Ottawa Bluesfest

Correction: An earlier version of this post noted that the Bluesfest would take place in downtown Ontario when, in fact, it takes place in downtown…
Andrew Unterberger / February 23, 2016

Earl Sweatshirt Shares Three New Tracks: ‘Wind in My Sails,’ ‘SKRT SKRT,’ and the Kanye-Sampling ‘bary’

Earlier this month, Earl Sweatshirt shared his first track of 2016, "Mirror," which originally got cut from last year's I Don't Like S**t, I Don't Go…
Rachel Brodsky / January 26, 2016

Earl Sweatshirt Gets Reflective on ‘Mirror’

When SPIN spoke to Earl Sweatshirt at the tail end of last year, he said he was already working on the follow-up to I Don't…
James Grebey / January 12, 2016

The 50 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2015

To call 2015 hip-hop's greatest year of the 2010s still manages to feel like an understatement. Hip-hop was so strong this year, so bursting with…
SPIN Staff / December 16, 2015

SPIN 2015 Exit Interviews: Earl Sweatshirt

Because rap itself is an open dialogue, its practitioners are typically very cautious in interviews; someone is always listening. So when you criticize your peers,…
Dan Weiss / December 7, 2015

The 50 Best Albums of 2015

If you're reading this, it's late 2015. To complement our list of the year's 101 Best Songs, we've collected the 50 Best Albums from the…
SPIN Staff / December 1, 2015

Earl Sweatshirt Says Drake ‘Can Be a Bit of a Vulture’

Earl Sweatshirt criticized Drake on Twitter yesterday, saying that the "Hotline Bling" rapper has a habit of using up-and-coming rappers to better his own image.
James Grebey / October 26, 2015

Earl Sweatshirt Performs New Songs Live at the Low End Theory Festival

Earl Sweatshirt was one of the headliners at Los Angeles' second annual Low End Theory Festival this Saturday, and the 21-year-old rapper took the opportunity to…
James Grebey / August 13, 2015

Earl Sweatshirt Goes on a Trippy Cartoon Journey in His ‘Off Top’ Video

Earl Sweatshirt's new "Off Top" video is a 107-second-long animated rumination on city life and internal demons, taken from the Odd Future rapper's March album I Don't Like…
Brennan Carley / August 7, 2015

Earl Sweatshirt Punched an Obnoxious Stage Crasher in Sydney

When will concertgoers learn that trying to hop on stage and messing with a performer will likely end with a punch to the face? Rapper Earl Sweatshirt was…
James Grebey / July 26, 2015

Earl Sweatshirt Performs With Jazz-Fusion Band BADBADNOTGOOD on ‘Kimmel’

Odd Future's most meditative (and many would say best) rapper Earl Sweatshirt stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to perform three songs with Toronto…
Dan Weiss / May 14, 2015

Review: Earl Sweatshirt Makes the Most of Self-Induced House Arrest on ‘I Don’t Like S**t, I Don’t Go Outside’

Since he returned from a Samoan boarding school in 2012 to rejoin the by-then famous Odd Future collective, Earl Sweatshirt has seemed like a reluctant…
Rebecca Haithcoat / March 26, 2015

Stream Earl Sweatshirt and Action Bronson’s Bombastic Collaboration, ‘Warlord Leather’

Action Bronson and Earl Sweatshirt released their new albums, Mr. Wonderful and I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside, on the same day (even if…
James Grebey / March 25, 2015

Earl Sweatshirt Is Not Pleased With the Way His Label Rolled Out ‘I Don’t Like S—t, I Don’t Go Outside’

Earl Sweatshirt, who just put out a new album, I Don't Like S—t, I Don't Go Outside, is reportedly quite unhappy with the way his…
Rachel Brodsky / March 24, 2015

SXSW 2015: Run the Jewels, Courtney Barnett, and More Take the Stubb’s Stage

On Friday morning, crowds flocked to Austin's famous Stubb's for the annual SPIN day party at South By Southwest. Featuring massive talent such as Run…
SPIN Staff / March 23, 2015

Earl Sweatshirt’s ‘I Don’t Like S—t, I Don’t Go Outside’ Is Streaming Now

Shortly after announcing his follow-up to 2013's Doris and playing SPIN's South by South West showcase at Stubb's, Earl Sweatshirt has unveiled a full stream…
Rachel Brodsky / March 23, 2015
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