This past weekend, Tyler, The Creator brought his annual festival Camp Flog Gnaw to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. It was… eventful. Mystery-guest headliner Drake got booed offstage. YG performed “FDT (Fuck Donald Trump)” with Stormy Daniels. And Tyler’s old friend Earl Sweatshirt performed unreleased songs. On the scale of surprising … More »
When this decade began, MP3s still reigned supreme. Now, at the end of it, a song is no longer even a file — it’s ephemera, on every streaming service and available to hear in myriad ways. For better and worse, the song (and the single) have become the norm for the general public’s music consumption. More »
A decade is an arbitrary measurement. They seem confined, these neat little symmetrical 10-year runs, but it’s only in hindsight that we define them, that their signifiers and trends and shorthand become codified. In reality, there are bleeds, the timbre and events of one chunk of time sliding over the border into another. If you’re … More »
Just a few hours ago, Earl Sweatshirt announced the release of Feet Of Clay, a new 7-track project that follows last year’s excellent Some Rap Songs, which landed on our best albums of 2018 list. “FOC is a collection of observations and feelings recorded during the death throes of a crumbling empire,” Thebe Kgositsile said … More »
This is more treat than trick, really, but Earl Sweatshirt is releasing a new album at midnight tonight! Feet of Clay is the rapper’s latest, following 2018’s incredible Some Rap Songs, and is being released via Warner Records and Earl’s Tan Cressida imprint. Earl describes the album as “a collection of observations and feelings recorded during the death throes of a crumbling empire.” Hmm, I wonder what crumbling empire he could be referring to?!? The album includes guest vocals and production from the likes of Mach-Hommy, MAVI, and the Alchemist.
After you hand out candy to the neighborhood trick or treaters and watch some scary movies, settle in at the witching hour (a.k.a. midnight EST) when Feet of Clay drops.
Feet of Clay tracklisting:
03. MTOMB [prod. The Alchemist]
05. EL TORO COMBO MEAL [ft. MAVI]
07. 4N [ft. Mach-Hommy]
Last year, Earl Sweatshirt released the murky, fascinating album Some Rap Songs, his first in three years. In the time between albums, Earl had been relatively quiet. This past year, though, he’s been active, contributing production and guest verses to quite a few underground rappers. And tonight, he’ll follow up Some Rap Songs … More »
Tyler the Creator just announced the lineup for the annual Camp Flog Gnaw festival. As always, the roster features an assortment of revered hip-hop and alternative acts like Solange, Daniel Caesar, and a headling set from Tyler himself. Another headliner has yet to be revealed at this point.
There are also more than a few welcome surprises in the form of old-school veterans like yasiin bey as well as inspiring new talents like slowthai. Rounding out the lineup are Odd Future Wolf Gang team members Earl Sweatshirt, Taco, Domo Genesis, Left Brain and The Internet.
Camp Flog Gnaw 2019 will take place November 9 and 10 at the grounds of Dodger Stadium. Tickets are now on sale.
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Nobody ever seems to know when Earl Sweatshirt will turn up. A legitimate rap enigma, Earl will disappear for years at a time and then show up with guest verses in unexpected places. Last year, he returned from a long quiet period with the new album Some Rap Songs. And in the past … More »
After months of anticipation, Woodstock 50 organizers have at last shared the full lineup for the festival’s half century anniversary. John Fogerty, Santana, Country Joe McDonald, Canned Heat and Hot Tuna, and John Sebastian, who all appeared at the 1969 event will perform at Woodstock 50, in homage to the festival’s original lineup. The Grateful Dead, who also graced Woodstock’s 1969 lineup, will take the stage at Woodstock 50 as Dead & Company with John Mayer.
The three-day lineup is an eclectic amalgamation of 1969 artists and comparatively more recent acts. The Killers, Halsey, JAY-Z, Black Keys, Chance The Rapper, Miley Cyrus, Cage the Elephant, Miley Cyrus, Janelle Monae, Earl Sweatshirt, and Brandi Carlile illustrate the genre-canvassing character of Woodstock 50’s sprawling roster of talent.
“Woodstock ’94 was a nice mix of young and old and that’s kind of what we’re going for here,” festival organizer Michael Lang told Rolling Stone. Woodstock 50 will take place from August 16-18 at Watkins Glen, New York. Tickets for the landmark anniversary event will go on sale April 22. More information about tickets can be found on Woodstock 50’s official website.
Seasoned crooner Anderson .Paak just doesn’t seem to ever run out of steam. Mere months after dropping his highly acclaimed LP, Oxnard, in November 2018, .Paak is back, and eyeing his next album release. The followup to Oxnard bears the name Ventura, and as in the case of Oxnard, Ventura too accredits Dr. Dre as the project’s executive producer. Slated to arrive on April 12, Ventura is the fourth and final installment in .Paak’s narrative series of albums.
“Growing up in Oxnard gave me the grit and the church to find this voice of mine. One town over, I went further and found my depth,” .Paak said in a release. “The duality of each place inspired me greatly and from that I made two albums at the exact same time, but held one back because that would have been too many songs to perform live for you all! I like ending things on an even number, so welcome to Ventura.”
Post-Ventura release, .Paak will embark on a 21-date tour in support of the album. Thundercat will assist at each stop on the tour, while Earl Sweatshirt, Noname, Mac DeMarco, and Jesse Reyez will appear as openers on select dates. The tour, entitled “Anderson .Paak’s Best Teef in the Game Tour,” will take the artist through a myriad of major U.S. cities, spanning New York, Toronto, Chicago, and more. Tickets to the tour will go on sale on March 8. Each ticket purchase comes with either a CD or digital edition of Ventura.
Anderson .Paak’s Best Teef in the Game Tour Dates
May 17 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
May 20 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
May 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met Philadelphia
May 23 – Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
May 26 – Westbrook, ME (Portland) @ Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row
May 28 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
May 30 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
June 1 – Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach
June 2 – Detroit, MI (Rochester Hills) @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
June 4 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
June 6 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
June 7 – Atlanta, GA @ Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
June 8 – New Orleans, LA @ Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square
June 11 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
June 12 – Dallas, TX (Irving) @ The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
June 14 – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
June 16 – Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
June 19 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum
June 20 – Seattle WA @ WaMu Theater
June 22 – Portland, OR @ McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheatre
June 27 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium