Ever since his debut mixtape, EARL, and subsequent disappearance, the blogosphere has been eagerly anticipating some new music from Odd Future‘s Earl Sweatshirt. The talented eighteen year old LA-based emcee has re-emerged in the last half year or so with some quality features. Today, Earl blesses us with some new solo music and it most certainly does not disappoint.
Unafraid to confront his issues and insecurities, the protege spits with his apathetic and mischievous flow speaking completely candidly about his personal struggles and demonstrating maturity far beyond his years. The simple piano loop provides the perfect backdrop for this introspective and creative display of dark lyricism. Check out the long-awaited “Chum” below, a true testament to Earl’s potential as an artist.