Earl Sweatshirt - I Don`t Like Shit, I Don`t Go Outside - 2015 Underground Hip Hop - Sealed LP
Earl Sweatshirt - I Don`t Like Shit, I Don`t Go Outside
Label: Tan Cressida – 88875069271, Columbia – 88875069271, Sony Music – 88875069271
Barcode (Scanned): 888750692719
A5 Off Top
B1 Grown Ups
B2 AM // Radio
Mixed At Beazley's Laboratory
Mastered At Bernie Grundman Mastering
Engineered At Eastwest Studios
Engineered At Paramount Studios
Engineered At The Village Recorder
Engineered At Glenwood Place Studios
Engineered At Jungle City Studios
Engineered At The Sanctuary (7)
Recorded At Young Turk Studios
Art Direction Jakobi McLemore, Sage Elsesser, Weirdo Dave
Executive-Producer Thebe Kgositsile
Instruments [Additional] Miles Shannon
Management Leila Steinberg
Mastered By Brian Gardner
Mixed By Josh Berg
''Earl gets personal on this album. On "Mantra" he eludes to his romantic relationships--"Tryna keep it calm but I snap at you / Now you're taking all your property back and it's obvious that / That apart from the fact that we fuck and it's bomb."
There are a lot of drugs on the album, from Xanax to acid. On Grown Ups, he kicks things off with, Feel this cage when that acid fade / Face the same but your mind has changed. On DNA hes downing whiskey until it becomes problematic: Intercepting a fifth of whisky / And neckin it 'til I'm dizzy / I never was defenseless / I never hugged a fence / I pick a side and trust in it / Stomach full of drugs and shit."
On Inside, Earl blames fame for keeping free drugs around him: Fame is the culprit who give me drugs without owing cash. On DNA, he also mentions he may need to find a way to protect himself if his celebrity continues to grow: Tell momma get a gun if I get too popular / I'm just being honest with it / Tell her stop whining, it ain't no mo problems.
Sweatshirt is prolific with his bars, stretching the English language out as well as anyone in hip-hop can do it. He doesnt just rhyme the words at the end of each bar--instead connecting all over the grid in a way that makes your head spin with delight. In regards to poetic skill, Earl is in the top-tier of hip hop, right there with cats like Kendrick Lamar and MF Doom''