Here’s what I remember: They were moshing to piped-in music. When Odd Future came to SXSW in 2011, their breakout year, they brought a whirlwind of chaos with them everywhere they went: their own stages, other artists’ stages, the corner of 6th and Red River whenever they all stampeded through. It was an exhilarating spectacle. More »
After three years out of the spotlight, Earl Sweatshirt is following up 2015’s I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside with a new project called Some Rap Songs. The album is out now via Tan Cressida/Columbia and available to stream below. The California cult rapper made his big commercial return at the … More »
Earl Sweatshirt: He’s doing things again! On Friday, the enigmatic rap cult hero will release Some Rap Songs, his third proper solo album. We’ve already heard his songs “Nowhere2Go” and “The Mint,” as well as his brief appearance on Vince Staples’ album FM! And now we learn that Sweatshirt … More »
A couple of weeks ago, Californian rap cult hero Earl Sweatshirt broke a long silence, releasing the new track “Nowhere2Go.” The new song came after a performance at the all-star Mac Miller memorial concert and a short cameo on Vince Staples’ FM! album. But if anyone thought Earl was … More »
Californian rap cult hero Earl Sweatshirt has been gone for too long. Earl hasn’t released an album since 2015’s I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside, and he hasn’t exactly been keeping himself in the public eye, either. This past summer, Earl cancelled a number of tour dates, citing anxiety … More »
It’s been nearly two months since Mac Miller passed away of an overdose at 26. Tonight, he’ll be memorialized with a tribute concert at the Greek Theatre in LA, which will feature many of Miller’s friends and collaborators including Chance The Rapper, Vince Staples, Travis Scott, SZA, Ty Dolla Sign, Action … More »
Mac Miller died of an apparent overdose last month at the tragically young age of 26. And on Halloween, his family and friends are coming together to honor his life and legacy with a star-studded tribute concert in Los Angeles called Mac Miller: A Celebration Of Life. Chance The Rapper, Anderson … More »
Low End Theory unplugged its sound system for the final time with a packed house on Wednesday, August 8. The bittersweet event brought droves of avid supporters for the send off, and even featured an Odd Future reunion. The closing of LA’s beloved club night went out with a bang, with Tyler, the Creator set to headline. In a twist of sorts, a mini-reunion ensued with Earl Sweatshirt, Syd, Hodgy Beats, and more. The group’s former factotum went on to mention The Airliner, where the beloved experimental hip-hop and electronic club night took place every Wednesday for over a decade, was in fact where Odd Future had their first show.
Proud to be apart of a community that made such big shifts in the culture we know as Hip-Hop ! Shoutout @daddykev for being a legend. And giving a younging like me an opportunity to bring some love to the table too. Last Saturday was special but this is just legendary. Big love to @lowendtheory forever going down in the hall of fame. Odd Future returned for one last party with us, and Flacko showed love to See y’all again soon LONG LIVE LOWEND
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Attendees of the sold out event had a chance to hear Wolf Haley’s version of Gucci Mane‘s “Lemonade,” and “Orange Juice.” Biz Markie was there to capture the visuals.
And now Rocky is here trying to sell us $75 scarves pic.twitter.com/d3mAzLZmFv
— Otto Von Biz Markie (@Passionweiss) August 9, 2018
Oh, and A$AP Rocky showed up too. Low End’s send off was quite the affair. Tyler and Rocky’s club appearance was closely followed by a new drop from the two rappers in the new clip for “See You Again” from 2017’s Flower Boy. Stirring anticipation for a collaborative project between the A$AP Mob and Odd Future frontmen is starting to build, and hopefully it materializes soon.
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For a decade, the Low End Theory, the Los Angeles club night, was instrumental in building the wave of smart and heady beat-based music in Southern California. In the popular imagination, the night was probably most closely associated with Flying Lotus and his Brainfeeder crew, but plenty of other giants passed through the Low End … More »