Not the country. They have beautiful beaches. Not the prestigious university. Their three year film program may be the most underrated in the country. Earl Sweatshirt be pissed at Columbia Records.
He announced recently that he believes that the whole process of releasing his new album I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside.was mishandled by the record label. In an interview with NPR music, he stated that he wanted the music video for “Grief” to go up on his website without any information about the new and upcoming record. The company who released his record did quite the opposite. Instead, they released the info, the extra features, the release date, cover image and even the track listing. So he was not crazy about the way things turned out, especially when he found out that the video didn’t actually make it on to the site.
This could be seen as an innocuous error, especially when you consider the fact that it was solved in the hour. Mr. Sweatshirt was equally angry that the label didn’t seem bothered with how they handled the launch and how they ignored his request. He went on to say in his rant that they got an F. Listen to the full interview at the link.
Earl Sweatshirt has more of a case than it might actually seem, and many people are understanding of the fact that his requests were ignored, especially the fans. Even though the situation has been resolved, the cat’s out of the bag and there isn’t much mystique around I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside.