Where is Earl?Posted: March 27, 2011
UPDATE: “his mom sent him to boot camp after hearing his lyrics … some kid from la told me on xbox live i was telling ant about em and hes like you know odd future and i said ya then he asked if i was from la then i said no then hes like wow theyre gettting popular blah blah then i said what happened to earl and he told me cause he used to hang out with earl”
My brother sent me this on Facebook, could this be the answer…
Speaking of OFWGKTA, Earl Sweatshirt. People have been saying that this kid, who’s 17 right now, and released his debut at 16, has more talent then Nas at this age. Tyler, the Creator himself said that Earl’s debut was better then the holy grail, Nas’ debut, Illmatic.
While I don’t think Earl’s debut was that good, still, the kid is a beast. His rhymes are complex, filled to the brim with multiple rhymes within the same lines, and velvety smooth flows.
Tyler is the leader of OFWGTKA and dude is a master of all things marketing his brand, and making people pay attention. From the violent and surreal drug addled music, to the persona who puts forth, and the fact that him and his friends basically fuck around and mess with the journalists in nearly every interview I’ve seen or read, this guy knows how to make people focus on him, and his clique.
You have to respect their intelligence. OFWGTKA is bringing a fresh feel to nearly every aspect of music and music industry. Even if their music isn’t quite on the same level as Nas’ debut, they know exactly how to get where they wanna be, and they’re going there fast.
From Nas comparisons and Kanye call outs, to interviews from nearly everyone and insanely fresh music, OFWGKTA has got it all.
My biggest question is where is Earl? Tyler himself has told interviewers he is dead, but I don’t know how believable that actually is. Wikipedia says he’s at boarding school, more believable. Part of the appeal of Earl, is the mystery of Earl. Most of the world has no idea who he actually is besides a member of Odd Future and Tyler’s brother, they just know him as Earl, a really good young rapper. No one knows where he actually is besides his friends and family. WHERE IS EARL. That’s all I ask. Cause this kid is fucking nasty.
Orange Juice – Tyler, the Creator & Earl Sweatshirt
CopKiller (ft. Earl Sweatshirt) – MellowHype