watch the music video for earl sweatshirt’s “grief”

first drake, then kendrick lamar, now earl sweatshirt; the former odd future linchpin became the third major rapper to roll out a surprise album this year, although its announcement was apparently botched.  i don’t like shit, i don’t go outside showed up on itunes last night accompanied by a detailed track list, a release date (march 23rd), and a lead single entitled “grief.”  earlier this morning earl tweeted the link to the music video for “grief,” a sparse, dark joint appropriately shot in a negative contrast.  the song finds the increasingly hermetic rapper in a similar mindset to the one that dictated doris, although the beat is murkier and more distorted than most of his previous output.  it’s hard to tell if “grief” is indicative of earl’s new album or if it will merely be a component better understood in context – perhaps somewhat like “i” on to pimp a butterfly – but regardless, i don’t like shit, i don’t go outside will command a large swath of attention when it drops next week.  watch the video for “grief” below.

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