Earl Sweatshirt
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As promised, Earl Sweatshirt has released his new single “Nowhere2Go.” The track was premiered exclusively on Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1. During the episode, the rapper explained how the song is “a reflection of where I was at that time.”

“It’s also the first one that’s getting released, because I’m not a single-ass n****, and it’s the closest thing that I got to a damn single,” he said. “I’m just trying to complete thought for myself, because them being unfinished is like, I don’t know, it can beget anxiety for me and then vicariously, because my platform involves me with a lot of people, you could subconsciously put that out. I think that putting in a conscious effort towards completing thoughts is highly important right now.

As far as his next project is concerned, Sweatshirt didn’t reveal too much about what fans can expect. However, he expressed that he has a responsibility to complete his thoughts.

“It’s more like, ‘This has got to get done, and I don’t really have an option to put out some shit that I don’t fuck with,'” he added. “I feel like, I run the risk of sounding pretentious, but it’s really the polar opposite. 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, bro, if a person is not fully passionate about their shit, it’s like, bro, why should I be?”

Stay tuned for more updates and stream the song in full below.

In other news, ROLE MODEL just dropped a new single called “play the part” along with the accompanying visual. Peep it right here.

Words by Sydney Gore
Features Editor

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