Earl Sweatshirt Is Not Happy With His Label Right Now

“Y’all got an F.”

March 24, 2015

When Earl Sweatshirt's latest album, I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside, was surprise-announced last week, Earl himself took to Twitter to vent about how it all went down. And it turns out he is still pretty pissed off about it! He tells NPR Music that the video for "Grief" was supposed to go live first, but instead the label announced everything else affiliated with the album, which was not what he wanted: "Brah, I was devastated. I was so mad cause it was like — especially because I feel like this is my first album. This is the first thing that I've said that I fully stand behind, like the good and the bad of it. I've never been behind myself this much. So for them to not treat as importantly as I was treating it was just like — I couldn't help but to feel a little disrespected, you know?"

He's not happy about how the label has responded to his gripes, either. "They let it get spun like I was on a pedestal, complaining about some nuances, you know what I mean? When it was really like zero percent of what was supposed to go right went right. Like, y'all got an F. It's not chill. Like, 'You're in the red zone.' And no one acted like they were in the red zone. That's what had me the most hot."

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Earl Sweatshirt Is Not Happy With His Label Right Now