In a series of tweets last night, Earl Sweatshirt spoke briefly on his upcoming debut album, letting fans know who was involved in its production and giving his thoughts on the evolution of his music.
“You wanna know why im not in europe with the squad? Im finishing this album. Im just trying to make pretty music. Everyone whose favorite song off EARL was epar or whatever might be pretty bummed. Everyone with 666 or KTA or some sort of stupid hashtag like “hey look im crazy” in their bio might be pretty bummed too. I anticipate a loss of fans. I also anticipate gaining some. So. You know. Yeah. I hope i lose you as a fan if you only fuck with me cause i rapped about raping girls when i was 15. I fucking love how it sounds. And uhh. Thats what matters Im gonna go out on a limb and say that you can hear the progression. Christian Rich // The Neptunes // Tyler, The Creator // randomblackdude // Domo Genesis // Vince Staples // Tyler, The Creator // BBNG // Pharrell Williams // Thundercat // Ommas Keith // Frank Ocean // And Earl Sweatshirt. Thats the list of folks who did work on _____. Oh and samiyam and alchemist!!!!! Oh yeah and casey veggies!! And matt and syd. What if i got kidnapped and murdered by crazy nicaraguan killers before anyone could hear it. I’d be bummed. What if tom cruise killed me for being extra’d out. Its funny cause alchemist is also better at rapping than everyone. Its actually fucked up. Uzowuru just stopped me from dropping the album title.”
Just a few days ago, Syd from The Internet came out making similar claims that Earl’s album would be drastically different from his previous mixtape:
“The world’s going to feel stupid when they hear Earl’s album anyway. It’s not going to sound anything like EARL at all. It’s been like three years. What rapper can live that long off one album? It’s going to suck for a lot of his fans; they’re going to get caught off guard. All that happened is that he grew up. And it’s “against” OF to grow up.”
Earl hasn’t dropped a release date or album title yet so until then we’ll be waiting patiently to see what he cooks up.