Street authenticity[ edit ] Mainstream hip hop music authenticates homophobia and sexism in order to celebrate images of violence.
His dense, assonant flows have hooked some major players in the hip-hop community. In April, even Kendrick Lamar shouted him out as being "his favorite artist in the game right now.
Released in March, the record was his best work yet. It was also obscured by industry mishandling and the massive success of Lamar's own record — but it's only a matter of time before Earl rises to the top of the game. Though he's only released two albums and a mixtape in the past five years, each has been more erudite and masterful than the last.
These are the lines that make him one of the most exciting lyricists to watch. Earl Sweatshirt's chaotic and violently irreverent lyrics, delivered with a casual, self-assured flow shocked the hip-hop community. But shining through his classic Odd Future shock raps there were several moments of introspective clarity, like these lines from "Couch.
The line "Threw his own youth off the roof after paradise" can be interpreted in numerous ways. Throughout the album, he discusses depression, addiction and the emotional fallout he experienced from the absence of his father, South African poet Keorapetse Kgositsile.
Nearly every rapper in hip-hop has a line about being the hardest rapper on the scene, but few would state their claim with such a humorous and macabre simile.
Flying Lotus' " Between Friends " Source: The opening lines of Earl's verse have a fascinating shift in perspective. He spits the world "compliment" in the first line and then breaks the fourth wall in the third line to speak to his audience. Captain Murphy's " Between Villains " Source: Mac Miller's " Polo Jeans " Source: On the opening lines of his verse, he slyly revealed where he'd been for the past few months: It's essentially a devil-may-care middle finger to death and a discussion of Earl's difficulties accepting his newfound fame.
In his estimation, these bottom feeders think they're making a name for themselves, but the industry is really just nibbling away at their creative potential. It'll toss their bones when it's done. It's not his wittiest lyrical exercise, but it is a haunting and evocative listen.
He meditates on doubt and depression and builds an ominous sense of foreboding from the blurry, disorienting beat right up through his sluggish flows.
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Jun 15, · Listening to songs like Tyler and Frank’s “She,” you can imagine them sitting in a living room, writing the lyrics, mixing the beat, and pitching ideas for the music video all on their own/5(33).
The Odd Future posse track "Oldie" was the first officially released Earl Sweatshirt track after he returned from his time at a school for troubled youth in Samoa.
Back then, artists like Kid Cudi and Drake were also actively laying the groundwork for what popular rap would ultimately become. In an early profile for The Wire in , writer Andrew Nosnitsky described Odd Future as “too sacrilegious for the conscious rap sect, too noisy for the radio, too weird for the backpackers.” It was true. Mar 29, · IFHY/Jamba Directed By Wolf Haley. DP: Luis Ponch. Video Production:Tara Razavi. Wolf Performs Sams Song, Sam Performs Wolf Song. WOLF Out April 2nd!!!!! OFWGKTA, which stands for Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, was started in by founding member Tyler, The Creator and features members Hodgy Beats, Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis and more. Known for their hip hop music they began by writing and self producing music posting all their content including songs and videos online, achieving recognition through their savvy networking skills.
The line "Threw his own youth. Jun 03, · Tyler the Creator - She (featuring Frank Ocean).
Directed By Wolf Haley. Filmed By Luis Ponch Perez Produced By Tara Razavi Tyler Creator Frank Ocean. Like the music itself, the Odd Future studio is organized chaos: drum kits and guitars, a John Coltrane poster, a TV that looks like it's never been turned on, books, DVDs and CDs, with a.
Odd Future, the rap collective, reacts to Tyler, the Creator's pratfall at the VMA Awards. Getty Images. Both Tyler and Lionel were part of Odd Future, a rap collective that was beloved by.