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Topic: Earl Sweatshirt
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October 24, 2013 at 4:59 PM
Earl Sweatshirt has always been known as the youngest member of L.A.’s raucous skate-rap collective Odd Future, but his recent album, “Doris,” cemented the notion that he’s also its best rapper. With a style and deadpan delivery that echoes underground legends like MF Doom more than it tries to duplicate the dumbed-down, autotuned pop standard, Sweatshirt’s retro/modern raps are some of the sharpest, purest out right now.
9 p.m. Wednesday at the Neptune Theatre, 1303 N.E. 45th St., Seattle; $21.50-$25 (877-784-4849 or www.stgpresents.org).
May 27, 2013 at 10:41 AM
It’s almost a wrap for Sasquatch! (one day left) — and gotdang my dogs are barking. I still love music though. Even while surrounded by party zombies who’ll dance to anything. After seeing hardcore Detroit rapper Danny Brown on the main stage (he ruled), I ping-ponged between side stages Bigfoot and Yeti Sunday evening, for music by Earl Sweatshirt, Killer Mike, and Grimes.
Earl really put the “sweatshirt” in “Earl Sweatshirt” for his set, wearing a hoodie with the hood up for the whole half hour, performing complicated raps to an audience that had his words memorized. (more…)
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