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    Wed, 23 Dec 2015 13:12:06

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    Stereogum reports that 21-year-old rapper Earl Sweatshirt recently debuted a slew of new songs at a show in Santa Ana, writing, "perhaps testing out some new material for a 2016 project, the LA spitter previewed five new tracks for a lucky crowd at the hometown Observatory. I Don't Like S**t, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt was dismal in mood, with themes of loneliness and depression complemented by beats with plenty of negative space for Earl's dexterous laments. These five new joints are brighter musically, with soul samples, stride piano flourishes, and chicken grease chords coloring the usual slow tempo that gives Earl a chance to flex his cutting lyrical prowess."

    In a review for OC Weekly, Josh Chesler observed that the "new tracks were briefly broken up by some audio problems, but would eventually continue after Sweatshirt asked everyone to 'make some noise for technical difficulties.'" He then surmised, "Ultimately, few could complain about Sweatshirt's set, and he's clearly one of the stronger talents for the next generation of rappers. Unfortunately, seeing Sweatshirt or any other Odd Future-associated artist (with the possible exception of Frank Ocean), leads to the same problem that causes Ghostface Killah to perform a few Wu-Tang Clan hits at every one of his shows. The majority of the crowd would've rather heard his older material, whether it was technically an Odd Future song or from his first mixtape, Earl."

    Take a listen to the new cuts below and judge for yourself. Videos by dmla.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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