Earl Sweatshirt Performs “Hive” at SXSW 2013


Earl Sweatshirt wasn’t around when the rest of the Odd Future (wolf) gang first descended upon SXSW in 2011. The group’s most promising lyricist (see: “WHOA” where he raps “Vagabond, had it since a Padawan/ Rapping hot as fucking cattle brands wearing flannel thongs) finally took the stage at SXSW this year…solo, for the most part. OFWGKTA member Domo Genesis also was on hand to spit some verses.

VIBE caught Sweatshirt at his first performance at the Austin fest where he gave fans a little taste of what to expect on his upcoming debut Doris. The “Chum” rapper opened his set by “dispelling any ‘one-trick-pony’ myths” on his new track “Hive.” He didn’t disappoint.