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Why Didn't Earl Sweatshirt Ever Become Bigger than He Was?



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 1 week ago '12        #51
DoMieD 
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 nodayzoffatl said
but the question is why didn't he blow... he's weirder than young thug? lil uzi? lil d*cky? trippie redd?

Yes.
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 1 week ago '20        #52
WhiteCrimeNews 
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I have him in my top 10 of all time but to answer your question, he doesn't make mainstream music.
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 1 week ago '04        #53
Duntaz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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His name is Earl sweatshirt
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 1 week ago '13        #54
Polo P  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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he has 3 good songs
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 1 week ago '14        #55
Bando Jonez 
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 Sinamatik CFR said

Came to post this... props

Damn them verse are cold asf.. Earl is nice nice
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 1 week ago '20        #56
Carl 
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High school weirdo music
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 1 week ago '04        #57
abstractq 
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he switched his sound to some lofi sh*t that most people dont like

His first two albums after he got back home i thought were really good, especially I dont Like sh*t I Dont Go Outside

after that though, his raps is too mumbly for me and the beats is too abstract for even a n*gga like me to get with most times

Hes still one of the most influential n*ggas in the underground though. For a while, I was religiously following his show on redbull radio with knxwledge, and like half the n*ggas I fu*k with heavy now I first heard on that show. Plus theres a lot of underground rappers like Mavi and Navy Blue that heavily co-opted his style
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Top 10 most propped recently  1 week ago '15        #58
Def Comedy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x86
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Dont sleep on dude this n*gga can fu*king rap his albums are amazing

Top 10 most propped recently  1 week ago '15        #59
Def Comedy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x86
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Yall should look up google him . And look through his family history and the real orgin OFWGKTA its mind blowing sh*t.


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 1 week ago '08        #60
hollaballooza 
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 QdobaCasanova said
His last two releases were stellar.

Not for boring n*ggas tho ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Some Rap Songs is criminally slept on.
such a beautifully bleak, distorted, almost dream-like listening experience.
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 1 week ago '19        #61
Dr Imhrat Khan 
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 LarryFresh said
Blame 2dopeboyz
Wot dey do to da kid?

 1 week ago '17        #62
LIL SOULJA  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x30
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 dubsax said
his parents

they sent him away for school right as he was gaining notoriety.
that k*lled all of his buzz
Can't blame his parents for his fall off lol .. if anything he was more buzzing if anything as soon as he came back ..

 1 week ago '16        #63
Shawn324 
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All he needed was a personal trainer
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 1 week ago '07        #64
yola  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x45
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 nodayzoffatl said
but the question is why didn't he blow
contrary to popular belief, timing and luck on top of talent is needed for an artist to "blow"

Earl found both at 16 in 2010 when he released his first mixtape, but his mother decided to send him to Samoa where he wasn't even allowed to p*ss or sh*t unsupervised instead of recognizing his talent and helping him channel it

his mother effectively broke his stride, stole his shot and severed his connection to friends, so while Tyler and OF blowing up like crazy, he's left out to dry

if there's a recipe to taking the wind out of someone's sails, Earl's mom found it

 1 week ago '17        #65
2007 
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His dad died

 1 week ago '11        #66
shellz386 
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 GrindPOWER$ said
he don't want to become big...he will rap but he hates the fame he shy away from it
This.

 1 week ago '04        #67
Real 
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 Sco Dylan said
this is one of the worst songs ever made by anybody anywhere

the mental gymnastics "rEaL hIp-HoP hEaDs" will go through to sh*t on any mainstream artist while championing this type of sh*t is hilarious. There's a reason most popular music is popular: it's well done.


That said, Earl is usually dope and I like him for what he does, but it's hardly marketable. He's perfect for a cult following and long career like a Techn9ne or MF Doom or Hopsin
The irony in this post

I love this song. Just like I enjoy some mainstream songs, and dislike some underground songs.

It doesn't take 'mental gymnastics' for folks to enjoy a song just because you don't.

 1 week ago '06        #68
angelo noel 
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 DoMieD said
Bc he’s a weirdo tbh
Like is OP serious with this? Lmao
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 1 week ago '17        #69
QdobaCasanova 
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 rellish said
"Some Rap Songs" is borderline retarded brah & that serves as an example of why he aint blow up,, other than the fact he's a recluse.
“There’s not a black woman I can’t thank” is one of the most poignant rap lines of the past 5 years and it came from Some Rap Songs.

Casuals tend to think “rapping good” means you can rap with punchlines that end up sounding like dad jokes in them being puns.

Lyricism doesn’t have to be a showcase of witticism. Poignancy can come by way of simply stating a truism that isn’t usually in words — well, thanking black women on bx isnt expressed or said at all but I digress.

Like I said:
Last two rap releases arent for boring n*ggas.

And I didnt even like Earl or OF before those releases. I thought “I Don’t Like sh*t and Don’t Go Outside” was a turning point for me when it came to me dismissing Earl.

 1 week ago '17        #70
QdobaCasanova 
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 hollaballooza said
such a beautifully bleak, distorted, almost dream-like listening experience.
sh*t was so profound that it made me do some extensive research. The album was created around the time Earl’s dad had passed, which is why there’s such an existential dread draping over a lot of the lyrics on the album.
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 1 week ago '04        #71
Real 
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 QdobaCasanova said
“There’s not a black woman I can’t thank” is one of the most poignant rap lines of the past 5 years and it came from Some Rap Songs.

Casuals tend to think “rapping good” means you can rap with punchlines that end up sounding like dad jokes in them being puns.

Lyricism doesn’t have to be a showcase of witticism. Poignancy can come by way of simply stating a truism that isn’t usually in words — well, thanking black women on bx isnt expressed or said at all but I digress.

Like I said:
Last two rap releases arent for boring n*ggas.

And I didnt even like Earl or OF before those releases. I thought “I Don’t Like sh*t and Don’t Go Outside” was a turning point for me when it came to me dismissing Earl.
 QdobaCasanova said
sh*t was so profound that it made me do some extensive research. The album was created around the time Earl’s dad had passed, which is why there’s such an existential dread draping over a lot of the lyrics on the album.
 hollaballooza said
such a beautifully bleak, distorted, almost dream-like listening experience.


Got damn it's beautiful to still see this kind of talk, understanding, and appreciation for music on bx again


Last edited by Real; 05-03-2021 at 04:46 AM..
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 1 week ago '13        #72
Dodgers 
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He didn’t Want To “Blow Up” The Life Tyler The Creator Lives Isn’t For Earl.
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 1 week ago '14        #73
K Robinson 
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 Duntaz said
His name is Earl sweatshirt
Pretty much that name screams wack rapper That OF brand hurt him because OF were looked at as devil worshipping weirdo's back then only white kids and hipsters fu*ked with their music he was better off solo as Sly Tendencies.
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 1 week ago '11        #74
Devan7 
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He good where he's at tbh. Doing sh*t with Alchemist/mach-hommy/god fahim and all them n*ggas plus producing fits him better. Lyrically, he still better than most n*ggas.
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 1 week ago '09        #75
K0ntrast 
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Earl def was a different breed



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