By Taleisha Newbill, Contributor
Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt are in a new space and place then their early teenage years in the beginning stages of Odd Future.
With changes in their life come changes in their music. Both in their early 20’s, their current music reflects them now while giving flashbacks to the past.
“I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album” by Earl Sweatshirt was the first from the EarlWolf duo to come out in 2015. A poor er-ror by Sony Music Entertainment, they released the pre-order on iTunes without Earl’s knowledge on March 16, 2015.
Earl’s plan was to release the video of Grief first then released the track list. On a 2-year hiatus after “Doris,” “I Don’t Like Shit” shows Earl growing into his own as a lyri-cist, as a person and as a producer. Album highlights are besides the single Grief, Am//Radio, Inside and Huey.
“Cherry Bomb is the best N*E*R*D album that N*E*R*D never made,” said LA Weekly writer Chaz Kangas. This is a further step up from Wolf, in the mind of Tyler as he expands his musical influences with a realistic optimism.
The same day he announced his app, Golf Media and Golf Magazine, he released the video for a new single through the app. “Cherry Bomb” was released on April 13th but the physical copies will arrive two weeks after with five different covers.
Albums highlights are “Smuckers,” “Perfect” and “The Brown Stains of Darkeese Latifah Part 6-12 (Remix).”
With different musical avenues, Tyler, The Creator and Earl Sweatshirt show that being an adult doesn’t have to suck.
While paying bills and utilities isn’t the exciting thing on Earth, it’s life. So find your wings and fly because everyone has to grow up someday.