West Coast rapper Earl Sweatshirt is giving fans a reason to be anxious for summer to speed up, announcing plans to drop a long-awaited solo album.
While he could not pen down an exact date, Earl said his new Doris album will arrive in July.
In town to perform the Australian leg of their ‘EarlWolf’ tour, we sat down with Tyler, the Creator and Earl Sweatshirt to talk new music, upcoming tours and when we can expect the release of Earl’s much-anticipated album ‘Doris.’ Speaking exclusively with MTV Australia, the Los Angeles-based rapper revealed that after months of delays, fans can finally expect the record this July. “I’m wrapping everything up so it’s coming out in July,” Earl said. “I can’t wait for this sh*t to come out already so I can finally exhale.” “You heard it here [on MTV] first,” Tyler added. “End of July!” (MTV Australia)
Music producer Kehinde Hassan, of music-making duo Christian Rich, recently talked about working on Sweatshirt’s new LP.
“I won’t say too much about the album because we did a lot of stuff on there, not even just production, but I don’t want to give away all his secrets. One thing I can say is that I know I saw the opportunity for Pharrell Williams to work on there, and I was like “Well, listen, I’ll get Chad and Pharrell together. And you should do a couple records with them. Literally, when the call happened I was in Berlin. We flew back in the day of the session and it was one of the most incredible moments because that’s how, there’s a song out circulating called “Burgundy” That’s how that song came about.” (Billboard)
Prior to the announcement, Earl has kept busy by releasing new tunes.
Earl — whose debut solo album EARL is one of the best records to come from Odd Future — has not yet released a solid track list, but it will almost certainly feature the two singles “Chum” and “WHOA.” He’s also released a song with Mac Miller, the woozy “Guild.” Pharrell produced “Burgundy,” and “Hive” was created with fellow L.A. young guns Vince Staples and Casey Veggies. (SPIN)
As fans await the new solo project, they can go watch him perform at next week’s annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Tennessee.
With the festival just a few days away, the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has added a special Friday night (6/14) hip-hop, funk and R&B superjam featuring an array of special guests. The special That Tent performance will feature RZA, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Schoolboy Q, Earl Sweatshirt, Solange and Chad Hugo of The Neptunes, among others. The Friday night special will be backed by funk outfit Lettuce. (SoundSpike)