(Music starts at 3:15)
After going almost four years without so much as an album release date, Earl Sweatshirt delivers some of his most mature, reflective and prolific work yet. Not as dark and looming as his last project, rather this feels more like a journey of truth that Earl is bringing us along with. This album does not hide it’s weirdness and how unconventional it is. Track after track, Earl is relentless in pushing us deeper and deeper into how his mind operates. Warped production, eerie vocal samples, hard-hitting truths, and irregular flows and rhythms keep us on our toes with every listen. Topics such as his relationship with his father, managing to stay level-headed in this crazy world and overcoming hurdles set in his life remain consistent themes throughout this project. Earl has revealed himself to the fullest on Some Raps Songs; artistically, lyrically, truthfully.
(I am aware I may have misinterpreted a song or so specifically Peanuts, that song deserves wayyy more props than what I gave. Probably the most accurate depiction of struggling and being in the midst of depression, hurt and anger. Sonically and lyrically. R.I.P Keorapetse Kgositsile)