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Pitchfork Festival 2022 Sunday pics: The Roots, Earl Sweatshirt, Cate Le Bon, Injury Reserve, more

The 2022 edition of Pitchfork Festival wrapped up on Sunday (7/17), which was as damp as the rest of the weekend. The weather couldn’t mess with the power lineup, though—Sunday was practically dedicated to current titans of rap, R&B, and more. The final day featured sets from Noname, Earl Sweatshirt, Toro Y Moi, Tirzah, Cate Le Bon, Joshua Abrams’ Natural Information Society (pinch hitting in place of BADBADNOTGOOD, who couldn't make it), Xenia Rubinos, Erika de Casier, Injury Reserve, KAINA, L’Rain, Sofia Kourtesis, and Pink Siifu, and was headlined by The Roots. About their set, Chicago Sun-Times writes:
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Afropunk Brooklyn 2022: The Roots, Burna Boy, Isaiah Rashad, Earl Sweatshirt, and More

Afropunk has announced the lineup for its Brooklyn festival, set to take place September 10-11 at Commodore Barry Park. The Roots and Burna Boy will headline across the two days of the event. Isaiah Rashad, Lucky Daye, Freddie Gibbs, Earl Sweatshirt, Tierra Whack, Bartees Strange, Adekunle Gold, Mick Jenkins, Pink Siifu, and other artists are also slated to perform. Check out the full lineup below.
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50 Years of Music: 2015 — Earl Sweatshirt - "Grief"

As KEXP celebrates its 50th anniversary, we're looking back at the last half-century of music. Each week in 2022, KEXP pays homage to a different year and our writers are commemorating with one song from that year that resonates with them. This week, Martin Douglas explores a heavy year and a half of his life through Earl Sweatshirt's 2015 single "Grief." Read or listen to the piece below.
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Action Bronson and Earl Sweatshirt in Montreal, QC – IN PHOTOS

After an electric night at History in Toronto on Sunday, the NBA Leather Tour brought Action Bronson and Earl Sweatshirt to Montreal! The night kicked off with an opening set by Alchemist x Boldy James and Earl Sweatshirt’s mellow set. Then, Action Bronson took to the stage in front of a venue that was definitely at its fullest, but with an audience that made up for it with its energy! Jumping, screaming and singing along, fans matched his unparalleled energy. With an incredible stage presence, Arian Asllani had the crowd in the palm of his hand, without ever missing a beat.

Earl Sweatshirt Tells Ta-Nehisi Coates About His Cultural Trust Fund

It’s not everyday you turn 28, but for Earl Sweatshirt, it’s more than just an annual milestone. The Los Angeles-based rapper—born Thebe Neruda Kgositsile—recently rang in his birthday, and the release of his latest album, Sick, after a show in New Orleans, and spent the following morning in bed (naturally) taking stock. Since releasing his debut mixtape, Earl, as a member of Odd Future at the age of 16, Kgositsile has established himself as a musical unicorn—both an artist’s artist, and one of widespread listener acclaim. Over the past 12 years, Earl has collaborated with the likes of Tyler, The Creator (his fellow Odd Future member), Frank Ocean, Mac Miller, Flying Lotus, and countless other icons of hip-hop’s new vanguard. A wunderkind by all accounts, Kgositsile, now a father himself, has a lot to celebrate—and process. To help him break down the significance of another trip around the sun, Kgositsile called up the National Book Award-winning author Ta-Nehisi Coates (from bed, of course) for a conversation about young fatherhood, aging as a Black man in America, and the bitter taste of good art.

Earl Sweatshirt: NBA Leather Tour

The mesmerizing, distorted and even static first chords of Earl Sweatshirt’s “Riot!” are released from the amplifiers as if they came straight off the best soul, jazz, or R&B record you’ve never heard. Immediately the atmosphere is changed. Moments before we were at Stubbs BBQ in...

Wiki, Earl Sweatshirt, and Navy Blue post up on a couch in “All I Need” video

Wiki released his fifth studio LP, Half God, last year to wide critical acclaim. The record was produced entirely by Navy Blue and boasts features from Earl Sweatshirt, MIKE, duendita, Remy Banks, and Jesse James Solomon, as well as one from Navy himself. Wiki had already dropped videos for "Roof," "Promised" (feat. MIKE), "Can't Do This Alone" (feat. Navy Blue), and "Wik Da God." He's now shared the record's fifth visual treatment — a sleek short to accompany the Earl-featuring "All I Need," directed by Ryosuke Tanzawa.
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Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, Boldy James, & The Alchemist Bring NBA Leather to NYC (Night Two)

The biggest stars of underground hip-hop today, Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, Boldy James, and The Alchemist brought their “NBA Leather” tour to New York City’s Terminal 5 venue on Thursday, February 17th, for their second of back-to-back shows. With a rapidly eager crowd hungry for concerts to continue post-Omicron surge, this quartet certainly did not disappoint.

Action Bronson, Earl Sweatshirt

CL's Joshua Robinson Recommends: Save for a few deep cuts from Domo Genesis and The Alchemist during the early 2010s,Action Bronson and Earl Sweatshirt don’t have a lot of music together, but that isn’t stopping the peculiar duo from hitting the road for a 15-date tour across North America. Titled the ÑBA Leather Tour, Action Bronson and Earl Sweatshirt’s latest trek arrives a year and a half after the former’s eclectic 2020 album Only For Dolphins and just months after the release of the latter’s pithy new record SICK!. Boldly James and The Alchemist — who is one of the go-to producers for all three of the aforementioned artists — will also be joining Earl and Bronsolino on the ÑBA Leather Tour is The Alchemist, so if you’re a fan of underground, avant-garde, and lo-fi rap, check them out when they hit the Tabernacle later this month. — JR.

Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson and Boldy James lit up The Anthem

Earl Sweatshirt takes a long drag from a joint during a guest rapper’s solo track on Feb. 19, 2022 at The Anthem. (Dylan Shulman/For The Diamondback) The 2022 NBA Leather Tour is a rare gathering of underground hip-hop’s greatest minds, voices and instrumentalists. The most recent stop was Saturday at The Anthem, a decadent venue on The Wharf in Washington, D.C. There, producers The Alchemist and Black Noi$e provided the sonic backdrop for rappers Boldy James, Earl Sweatshirt and Action Bronson.

Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson & Boldy James brought out Benny the Butcher, Armand Hammer & more in NYC (pics)

Earl Sweatshirt, Action Bronson, Boldy James, and The Alchemist's NBA Leather Tour rolled through NYC this week, and their two Terminal 5 shows were loaded with surprise guests. Yesterday we posted photos of night one, which included appearances by Wiki, Navy Blue, MIKE, and ZelooperZ during Earl's set and Stove God Cooks during Boldy James and The Alchemist's set, and last night (2/17) featured even more guests. Boldy and The Alchemist brought out Benny the Butcher, and Earl (who headlined this one) brought out all the same guests as night one plus Armand Hammer and AKAI SOLO. Like at past shows, Alchemist came back out during Bronson's set (Bronson's DJ was Daringer), and Earl's DJ was Black Noi$e.

Recent Release Roundup: Animal Collective, Earl Sweatshirt, and Black Country, New Road

After only a month and half, 2022 has gifted us with multiple releases by notable artists met with praise from both newcomers and seasoned fans alike. In this Recent Release Roundup, I will be covering three of these albums: “Time Skiffs” by Animal Collective, “SICK!” by Earl Sweatshirt and “Ants From Up There” by Black Country, New Road.