Artist: Earl Sweatshirt
Album: I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go outside
Earl Sweatshirt seems to make music for people who want to hear actual lyrical stories. Often saying shit that too many of us can relate to along the way. Entertaining and thoughtful, he is one of the bright spots on the West Coast.
I Don’t Like Shit, I don’t Go Outside Mantra ::
You know you famous when the niggas that’s around you switch
And if they hated in a passive tense
Now, they hound your dick, and you ain’t ask for this
Now you surrounded with a gaggle of a hundred fucking thousand kids
Who you can’t get mad at when they want a pound and pic
‘Cause they the reason that the traffic on the browser quick
And they the reason that the paper in your trouser’s thick
Earl Sweatshirt dropped an album a few years back, called I don’t Like shit, I don’t go outside. The title of the album would make it sound like it’s aimed at being anti social. Fact is, a lot of people spend too much time, going out, and not enough time going ‘in’. That’s what separates Earl Sweatshirt from the landscape of MC’s out here. He’s thoughtful, and insightful with lyrics that relate to those of us who take time to listen.
The ‘beats’ are grimey as fuck, and I love how Earl rides these beats with such ease.
There aren’t many features, but all guest appearances came with what each track needed. Earl carries the album for the most part. Many say he was battling depression at the time, and may still be. It’s inspirational to see someone fighting through it, putting the pain into music. Meanwhile, let us all send good positive thoughts and vibes his way. Earl has dropped more albums since this one in 2014. May he continue to find happiness in this crazy world. I hope he inspires others, battling for happiness, to keep pursing it – every day.
We’ve already reviewed a few tracks off this album that you can check out as well:
- All I See Is Snakes In The Eyes Of These (review of Grief) —–Grief is seriously a dope video; as well as one of those relatable tracks. Styled up, with a super slow mo verse … dope af
- Better Listen When The Pastor Say (review of Wool), featuring Vince Staples teaming up with him here –
4 lit up ass fires for the creativity on display – we need more lyricists in hip hop.