Thursday 03.07.14 - 17:30 - Avalon

He began his career with macabre songs about rape and murder. Earl Sweatshirt was born in 1994 and is already in the making of his career’s second phase. After being hip hop collective Odd Future’s mysteriously absent member, the West Coast rapper has stepped onto the stage with the solo debut Doris.

Here, we meet a boy who instead of bloody shock effects transforms into one of alternative hip hop’s big, laid-back voices on top of an intentionally shabby beat.

Earl Sweatshirt prefers complex rhythms and technical brilliance over chart-topping potential and corny choruses. His misty hip hop has a big heart that beats for the rap itself, the wordplay and the experimental beats.

Alternative hip hop from Odd Future’s cult member
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