Earl Sweatshirt Drops Three New Tracks, Might Be Working With Chance The Rapper

Earl Sweatshirt dropped three new tracks earlier this week, barely two weeks after releasing Mirror, a track which was left off his 2015 album I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside.

The first track Earl released is titled Wind in My Sails and is the only one of the three that Earl raps on. The Alchemist (tagged in the sound clip) produced the track which is one of Earl’s best releases of late, and should definitely keep fans enthused until his next single or album.

Earl took to Twitter with some cryptic tweets before releasing the tracks via SoundCloud. Although Kanye fans might not have found the tweets so obscure, recognising them as lyrics from Kanye’s Barry Bonds, which Earl clearly has an affinity for as the next track released is titled Bary and samples Kanye’s Barry Bonds. Bary is basically Kanye’s song chopped and screwed, with a notable absence of Earl’s rapping.

The third track released, Skrt Skrt, is a kind of hazy instrumental. It is a very different vibe to anything Earl has put his name to but is an interesting direction to go. Not one to do the same thing twice, Earl has made a name for himself by basically doing whatever the hell he wants, so whilst the direction itself may come as a surprise, the fact that this has even happened at all really isn’t.

By the looks of it Earl is showing casing his abilities as a hip-hop all-rounder, possibly in the hopes that he can start a new group, and it seems that none other than Chance The Rapper has heard his call, with the latter confirming that he’s wanted to work with Earl for “many years” on Twitter.

Chance has had an amazing collaborative career so far with Surf (with Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment) and his Free Based Freestyles joint mixtape (with Lil B). And with his third solo mixtape approaching completion, he may have just found his next dynamic project. We can dream, right?