Tag Archives: explicit

Getting Graphic: Do We Like Explicit Music?

2 May

Recently, it seems to me that we’ve been buying and praising more explicit music than we usually do. The huge increase in the popularity of rap collective OFWGKTA for me has really grabbed my attention and begged the question: Do people really like listening to this stuff? Continue reading

Earl – Earl Sweatshirt

16 Apr

WARNING: This post is not for the faint of heart. This has been out for a while, and I first heard it a long time ago, but Earl Sweatshirt is finally starting to get the recognition he deserves. The release of Yonkers by Tyler The Creator triggered a huge spike in popularity for the rap collective OFWGKTA (of which Earl Sweatshirt is a member), and so it seems fitting to write about this now. First off, this song is fucked up. There’s no other way to say it. Listen if you dare:

While you’re still washing out your ears, I’ll explain. Even though this song is outrageous, I can’t help but be seriously impressed at how messed up some of the lyrics are. It actually led me to listen to other songs of this nature just to see what the most ridiculous lyric was. This song won. Call me sick, but I really like listening to it, and Earl masters the rhythm. Now, if you’re really brave, you’ll watch the video, which is fucked up beyond imagination, or you can download Earl’s great album totally for free here.