Still waiting to hear something I like.
Still waiting to hear something I like.
The mysterious Earl Sweatshirt
Earl (real name Thebe) is originally from Sacramento, where I believe he met Tyler for the first time, whose mom had moved him up there for a short period. Earl eventually moved to LA and started rapping.
He had an online journal for sometime and went by the name Sly Tendencies before he joined Odd Future:
March 9, 2009:
I'm Sly. I'm fifteen. I like to write music...
Little Basic Info: I've been writing for a bit, and i've been spitting since like the sixth grade. I sucked ass until about seven months ago, when I hit an epiphany.. I'm not quite sure exactly what it was, but it was for the better. I rap.
He later changed his name to Earl Sweatshirt and joined the Wolf Gang as a skater and a rapper. His debut album EARL came out March 31st, 2010. It is very short however, clocking in at just under 25 minutes. He is far and away the best pure rapper of the group. His rhyming skills are ridiculous. He can be funny, serious, scary, emotional, metaphorical etc. etc…
There have been many rumors as to where Earl is and why. This is a direct quote from one of OF's managers. "His mom sent him to boot camp/boarding school for 2 years." He left at the beginning of June, 2010. He turns 18 in February of 2012, at which point his mom would no longer have any legal right to keep him there. As for why he is there, I'm not quite sure. Thrasher mag said it had something to do with a skateboarding ticket. The more likely rumors have to do with the fact that he was lying to his mom about going to study, when in fact he would be at Syd's studio smoking weed and rapping about killing people, raping women, using homophobic slurs (his mom is a lesbian) and talking about various other subjects no mother would like to hear come out of her 16 year-old son's mouth. It's probably a combination of all of those.
Apparently, he has no idea of how big Odd Future has become since he left. I'm just concerned that he is going to get brainwashed or something in that camp and come back a completely different person. In any event, until he returns, whenever that may be. We have this to hold us over:
"Limbs swingin' axes at you antonyms of savages and praying that it damages, your hobby's what my passion is."
"Wolf Gang, we ain't barkin', nah, try talkin' on a blog with you fuckin' arms cut off."
"So I'm guessin' there's questions that need addressin' huh? Like how we fresh in our adolescence and wreckin' 'em."
"Mrs. Claus trippin' balls, I think she had enough, and by enough I mean we dope as fuck. She had a gram of us."
"Sick, cynical cyanide spitter, so when I kick rhymes my victims die quicker"
I just found out about these guys last month and I am SO pleased they will be at Coachella this year. Fuck yes!
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I hope they have meet and greets.
Earl and tyler are the best,
Domo Genesis is sort of a stereotypical weed rapper. What really sets him apart though is the left-field, tripped out production he gets from Tyler and Left Brain. Dude can definitely rap too. He's kind of similar to Jasper, just trade skateboarding ability with rapping ability. One of the mottos from his debut album Rolling Papers, is: "smoking weed, fucking bitches and eating cereal". He joined the group in late 2008 (I believe), when he and Tyler became good friends at Westchester High. Since then he has been at ASU, but plans to drop-out in order to focus more on music. His first time performing live with Odd Future was on December 1st at the Echo.
Kickin' It - this is what being in a weed coma sounds like (prod. by Tyler) - fan video:
Domier - probably his best verse (prod. by Left Brain):
Drunk (prod. by Tyler):
His new yet-to-be-titled sophomore album is due out this Spring.
Also, from what I've read, it kinda seems like these kids are rich suburbanite type kids. It doesn't change my opinion of them one way or the other, but do you know what part of LA they're from? I mean, are we talking about kids that grew up in Agoura Hills or what?
well someone associated with them clearly has some funding. i saw a korg m3 in one of those pictures, and those things are not cheap.
but whatever. it doesn't matter. i was just curious, because someone in another thread started to bitch about how they're just rich kids rapping about raping bitches.
Oh yeah, I'm not sure about the Super 3's ^^^ background that much, they are from Atlanta and might be more well off. The LA kids get lots of free shit from the Diamond/Supreme/Hundreds stores on Fairfax because they hang out there all the time. They also have a couple managers with lots of pull in the industry as well as friends from the Sa-Ra collective who provide them with lots of production equipment.
So, I keep hearing about their solo endeavors. Any album plans that involve the group as a whole?
I haven't heard anything about a collective project in the future, maybe when Earl gets back. All of the solo records for the most part have a song with each member though.
Ah, cool. I ask because all I've seen on the boards is solo material. Mind sending me a link for those mixtapes? They're not on what.cd for some reason.
GV needs to pay off Earl's mom like stat
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That second Earl video that was posted is terrifying. I started listening to them out of sheer curiosity, but that video... I mean a kid starts pulling his teeth out in it. Should be quite a show
As for Tyler, check out "Sandwitches" and "Seven".
Friday Lou Reed, Modest Mouse,Beach House,Infected Mushroom, Johnny Marr,Wolfgang Gartner, Four Tet, TNGT, Earl Sweatshirt, Lee Scratch Perry, Dam Funk
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Listening to the mixtape now. I dig it, and these guys definitely have skill... but some of the lyrical content really turns me off. Everything is "rape, "***" etc.
Man, I sound so old.
Upcoming Odd Future shows:
Washington DC - U Street Music Hall - 2/14
New York - Santo's - 2/15
Philadelphia - The Barbary - 2/17
San Francisco - Slim's - 2/22
Also, this update on their site:
"EARL WILL NOT BE AT COACHELLA. SUCKS, BUT ***** IS GONE. SORRY. FREE EARL. GOLF WANG."