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Eminem Says His Homophobic Tyler, The Creator Diss Went Too Far (Video)

So far, the first two parts of Sway Calloway's Kamikaze interview with Eminem has provided insight into his now high-profile beefs with MGK and Joe Budden. The rare public conversation also unpacks his more recent musical output, which the Detroit native admits hasn't been as on point as work from... Read more

Poet Keorapetse Kgositsile, Earl Sweatshirt’s Father, Has Died

UPDATE: Earl Sweatshirt mourned his father publicly with a photo and poem in a tweet. He also thanked fans for their support: thank yall for your thoughts and love pic.twitter.com/qhualj0fjL— thebe kgositsile (@earlxsweat) January 4, 2018 ORIGINAL JANUARY 3 STORY: Keorapetse Kgositsile, father of MC, producer, and DJ Earl Sweatshirt,... Read more

A Near 500-Song Mix Showcases The Magnificent History Of West Coast Hip-Hop (Audio)

West Coast Hip-Hop is incredible. So many of its pioneers are still making albums, doing shows, and adding to their legacy. As a tribute to the Left Coast immense contributions to Hip-Hop, Take It Personal Radio has compiled a four-part episode dedicated to gangsta and underground Rap classics from the... Read more

Royce 5’9 Rates The Bars Of Today’s Rappers & It Gets Ugly (Video)

Royce 5'9 has secured a place at the top of Hip-Hop's present day songwriters. The Detroit, Michigan MC has proven exceptional at writing from personal places and, at times, simply showing off wordplay, clever punchlines, and cunning jabs at lesser lyricists. Royce 5’9 Sets The Bar 4 2017 With The... Read more

Finding The GOAT Producer: DJ Premier vs. RZA. Who Is Better?

“Finding the GOAT Producer,” the third installment of Ambrosia For Heads’s annual battle series features Hip-Hop’s greatest producers vying for the #1 spot. Thirty producers were pre-selected by a panel of experts, and two slots will be reserved for wild-card entries, including the possibility for write-in candidates, to ensure no... Read more

This MF DOOM-Curated Playlist Features Classic Cuts & Brand New Remixes (Audio)

The masked man whose varying personas help make him one of Hip-Hop's greatest innovators, MF DOOM, has released a 19-track mix as King Geedorah, a name he first recorded under in 2003, when Take Me to Your Leader dropped. In the years since, no new King Geedorah LPs have emerged,... Read more

Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Earl Sweatshirt & Danny Brown Get Real On A Black Milk Beat (Audio)

More than three years ago, A$AP Rocky called the "1Train" to the platform. The moment unified many of the most exciting new artists of the 2010s, on one track, out to do lyrical damage. Taking some of that same crop of talent, Danny Brown—who appeared on the cut, does it... Read more

Earl Sweatshirt Sails Around His Mind Over A Flipped Madlib & Flying Lotus Beat (Audio)

Earl Sweatshirt has been fairly quiet since releasing his sophomore major label album in 2015. The Tan Cressida/Columbia Records artist appears back in action now. Reportedly on a secret Soundcloud account he created, the Los Angeles, California MC/producer gets busy on a beat made by Madlib and Flying Lotus. As... Read more

Erykah Badu Has a New Mixtape Coming Next Week. What Will Its Future Hold?

Erykah Badu gave legs to Drake's "Hotline Bling," courtesy of her own, extended rendition. This was even before Drizzy's meme mushroom-clouding video released. As her Soundcloud page alluded, many speculated that the interpretative cover would belong to a forthcoming mixtape. In a new interview with Noisey, Ms. Badu confirms that... Read more

Odd Future’s The Internet Bring a New Form of Soul for a Special Affair (Audio)

The Odd Future collective is as diverse as any in music. On one side of the spectrum, there are MCs like Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt who've brought a new brand of rebellion and nihilism to Hip-Hop. On the other side, there are the soothing and soulful sounds of... Read more

Tyler, The Creator Says Odd Future Is No More

UPDATE 2: The plot thickens. Despite Tyler's clarification yesterday, Earl Sweatshirt has seemingly affirmed Tyler's initial statements suggesting that Odd Future is no more. no sympathy for male virgins who're in their feelings about tyler pointing out and solidifying the obvious.— EARL (@earlxsweat) May 29, 2015 UPDATE: Contrary to the... Read more

Earl Sweatshirt & BadBadNotGood Reunite For a Televised Live Performance (Video)

While on tour to promote his new album, I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside, Earl Sweatshirt stopped by the Jimmy Kimmel Live show to perform alongside Canadian Jazz band BadBadNotGood. Earl & BBNG have previously collaborated on the song "Hoarse," off 2013's Doris, but this rare performance together... Read more

Action Bronson & Earl Sweatshirt Are The Talk Of Rap. Alchemist Got ‘Em Together (Audio)

This week saw the release of Action Bronson's Mr. Wonderful and Earl Sweatshirt's I Don't Like Shit: I Don't Go Outside. Joined by last week's To Pimp A Butterfly album by Kendrick Lamar, and March will be a hard month to top for 2015 Hip-Hop. Rather notably, all of these... Read more

Gangrene Sound Bigger Than Life Without Losing Their Grimy Edge (Audio)

Gangrene played it especially cool in 2014. Alchemist got busy with Evidence as Step Brothers, while Oh No freaked his own brand of Funk alongside Prince Po for Animal Serum. A new year brings new moves for the California duo known for hallucinatory Hip-Hop, raw to the core. Alc' and... Read more

Listen to the Best Hip-Hop of February 2015 All in One Playlist (Audio)

The month of February had less days, but it was not short on good music. The tight four weeks brought new songs from Kendrick Lamar, Ghostface Killah, Scarface, Method Man, Redman, Talib Kweli, Logic, Big K.R.I.T., Slum Village, Rah Digga, Action Bronson, Kanye West, Cannibal Ox, Drake, GZA, Fashawn, Nas,... Read more

GOAT: Which One of These MCs Deserves a Shot at Advancing to Round 2?

As we continue the ultimate battle for the title of the GOAT (Greatest of All-Time), we are asking you to help us rank who is the greatest MC to pick up a mic. We will take over 35 years of Hip-Hop into consideration, pairing special match-ups in a sequence not... Read more

Here’s a Playlist of the Best Hip-Hop of November 2014 (Audio)

November was dominated by members of Wu-Tang Clan and Shady 2.0. Eminem, the Wu, Royce Da 5'9" & DJ Premier, Ghostface Killah and Slaughterhouse all had big records (or several). Here's a playlist featuring music by them, as well as De La Soul, Chuck D, Juvenile, Big K.R.I.T., M.O.P., AZ,... Read more

Earl Sweatshirt Goes in Over a 90’s Style Old School Soul Sample for 45 (Audio)

Earl Sweatshirt goes in for some free flow bars over a sampled loop that feels like it would be right at home with vintage Havoc or RZA beats from the 90's. This may not be what you'd expect from the Odd Future affiliate but it's 1:16 well spent. Check out... Read more

Witness The Birth Of Flying Lotus’ Brainchild, Captain Murphy (Video)

Back in 2012, the mysterious Captain Murphy hit the airwaves alongside the likes of Earl Sweatshirt and Jeremiah Jae. We then discovered his mixtape, Duality, but still had no idea who was behind this cartoon rapping phenomenon. We later discovered the man behind the animated mask to be Flying Lotus,... Read more

Mac Miller Drops His Original, Unreleased Version Of “The Star Room” (Audio)

On June 18th, a date that marked the one year anniversary of the release of Watching Movies With The Sound Off, Mac Miller unleashed the original version of his introductory track, "The Star Room." Originally produced by Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt, the track boasts soft, ethereal vocals in the style... Read more

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib Team With Earl Sweatshirt & Domo Genesis On New Song, Get Album Release Date (Audio)

After years in the waiting, EPs whetting the appetites of distinct fanbases, Freddie Gibbs & Madlib have a release date for Pinata. No longer called Cocaine Pinata, the collaborative full-length arrives March 18th from The Loop Digger's own imprint, Madlib Invazion. A press release confirmed that guests include Scarface, Mac... Read more

Boldy James & Alchemist – Reform School ft Earl Sweatshirt, Domo Genesis & Da$h

Boldy James is the latest artist to get Alchemist's undivided, brief attention for a full-on LP. My Chemistry Set drops next week on Decon, and features the Michigan MC who's been under the wing of the renaissance beat-maker from the West for over a year now. The pair invites OFWGKTA... Read more

Earl Sweatshirt – Sasquatch ft Tyler, The Creator

With the release of Doris just 5 days away, a leaked track featuring Earl Sweatshirt and the leader of Odd Future hit the masses. Earl teams up with band-mate Tyler, The Creator on “Sasquatch," which features laid-back production and some entertaining lyrics. Always the lightning rod for controversy, Tyler spits... Read more

Earl Sweatshirt: The Truth Interview With Elliott Wilson (Video)

With his debut studio album Doris on the way, Earl Sweatshirt has plenty to smile about these days. It’s been a full three years since the Odd Future MC dropped his self-titled solo project, which explains why his fans are anxiously awaiting his new Columbia Records-backed LP which drops next week... Read more