Following the success of his explosive and critically lauded 2013 debut, Doris (itself a followup to 2010 mixtape Earl), rapper and member of hip hop collective Odd Future Earl Sweatshirt has released his highly-anticipated sophomore effort, I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside. Only 21 years old, Sweatshirt has cemented his reputation for crafting some of the smartest, most original and alternative hip hop of the past several years, and his time with Odd Future (though limited due to several years spent in boarding school out of the country against his will) has helped usher in a new movement within the scene. Announced in error when it showed up a week early in a pre-order listing on iTunes, I Don’t Like Shit further expands Earl’s artistic ambitions, and is an early contender for one of the year’s best releases. You can stream the whole thing now on Spotify, purchase on iTunes, and check out the new video for lead single “Grief” below!
Additionally, you can catch Earl live for his first Nashville show ever, May 6 at Marathon Music Works with Remy Banks. Grab your tickets right here.