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Earl Sweatshirt's 'Some Rap Songs' Album Will Address Father's Death

Earl Sweatshirt is ready to extend his discography.

Earl Sweatshirt is ready to extend his discography with the release of Some Rap Songs, his fourth studio album. Set to be released on Nov. 30, the project boasts 15 new songs for fans to dissect and replay.

Within a statement, the California native said the album was partly influenced by his father's death in January. "Me and my dad had a relationship that's not uncommon for people to have with their fathers, which is a non-perfect one," the 24-year-old artist said. "Talking to him is symbolic and non-symbolic, but it's literally closure for my childhood. Not getting to have that moment left me to figure out a lot with my damn self."

Some Rap Songs serves as the follow-up to Earl's 2015 project I Don't Like Sh*t, I Don't Go Outside. In an interview with Beats 1's Zane Lowe, the "Nowhere2go" rapper discussed the pressures to constantly churn out new music.

"Not 'I don't know if I'll make another one,' but it's kind of like, 'Okay, I got to do this.' It's more like, 'This has got to get done, and I don't really have an option to put out some sh*t that I don't f**k with.' I feel like, I run the risk of sounding pretentious, but it's really the polar opposite," he said. "I really feel like I have a responsibility, with action, too, because you can talk about completing thoughts or whatever. You can talk about whatever you're doing, but unless you're doing it, then what's being communicated is that it's important to talk about it. Because it's so much now, and there's so much going on, it's like if a person is not fully passionate about their sh*t, why should I be?"

 

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To keep up with the ante, the California native also released a song that fans are dubbing "fresh af" titled "The Mint." The melody was produced by Black Noi$e and features fellow rapper Navy Blue on the opening verse.

Prefaced by Tommy Davidson's Cream Corn character from Black Dynamite, Earl grapples with time's slippery slope, rapping, "Say I'm ballin' out the hourglass/Grand total, it's a whole lotta raps/Quicksand, scramblin' outta that/Go behind the back, switch hands."

Listen to the track below and pre-order Some Rap Songs here.

READ MORE: Earl Sweatshirt Dedicates Somber New Project ‘Solace’ To His Mother

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Over the weekend, the rapper and rage connoisseur dropped a music video her new track "Sandy." Directed by comedian Zack Fox, the Kenny Beats produced tune brings out the best in Rico as she enjoys her warranted glow-up while comparing her lifted moments to Spongebob Squarepants' other bestie, Sandy Cheeks. “Smoking out the bowl like a b***h named Sandy / I’m original that’s why the b***hes can’t stand me.”

Her chemistry with Kenny Beats has always been strong (listen to "Trust Issues), but Zack's varied selection of memes will take you back to the days of lurking on Failblog before memes were a popular Internet snack.

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Check out the "Sandy" video up top and the Countin Up documentary below.

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Decked out in a red bandana-print outfit, Cardi appears in the Cole Bennett-directed visual to spit a sensual verse. “Bust is, bust it, I’m a savage/ Bi**h, throw it back like a 10-year challenge/ Take him to the crib, the I push him on the sofa/ Have his breath smelling like pu**y and mimosa.”

In April 2018, Cardi B unveiled her debut album to fanfare. Since then, the mother-of-one has remained a dominant figure in the music industry and she hopes to further solidify that presence with her upcoming sophomore project. “Hopefully I can get my album done around the same time that Invasion of Privacy came out,” she previously said. “I don’t know how possible that’s gonna to be because I feel like I’m gonna be extremely, extremely busy.”

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Directed and animated by Tristian Zammit, the video blends various styles of anime with images of the rapper floating in the air. The song stems from the late rapper's latest posthumous release, XXXTentacion Presents: Members Only, Vol. 4. The project features friends and supporters of the rapper like Ski Mask the Slum God and affiliates Flyboy Tarantino, Kid Trunks, Tankhead, Bass Santana and more.

His affiliates are currently on a Members Only vs. The World tour, kicking off last month in California and bowing in Boston March 10.

 

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