TIGHTLY RAPPED

Earl Sweatshirt is a member of the L.A.-based hip-hop collective Odd Future, a 24-person-strong squad of twentysomething musicians whose nihilistic vibe and shock-tactic-leaning lyrics puts them in line with early ’80s West Coast hardcore punk as much as any current rap. Earl first appeared on the pop radar in 2010, with staggered beats, hypnotic production and blunt lyrics (unprintable even in this fine alt-weekly!). To get a real hit of the 21-year-old Sweatshirt’s style, check out the dirged-out vibe of his latest hit, “Grief.”

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october, 2021

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