Tweets! At the end of every year, for the past four years, we have collected memorable music tweets from artists and musicians into a handy little list for you. It’s tradition! And tradition, as we all know, is always good and never bad. Sorry, we don’t make … More »
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.