(AllHipHop News) Followers of Earl Sweatshirt haven't gotten a full body of work from the Odd Future affiliate since 2015's *I Don't Like Sh*t, I Don't Go Outside*. It appears he's ready to make his return to the public eye.
Zane Lowe is debuting Sweatshirt's “Nowhere2go” today as the World Record on Apple Music. The 24-year-old rapper also talked to the Beats 1 host about the new track.
"'Nowhere2go' was kind of a reflection of where I was at at that time. It's also the first one that's getting released, because I'm not a single-ass n*gga, and it's the closest thing that I got to a damn single," explained Earl.
He continued, "I'm just trying to complete thoughts for myself because them being unfinished is like... 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."
Sweatshirt has only released two studio albums. Lowe asked the Columbia Records signee about the perception that he grapples with committing to continuously make projects.
"For sure. Not 'I don't know if I'll make another one,' but it's kind of like, 'Okay, I got to do this.' It's more like, 'This has got to get done, and I don't really have an option to put out some sh*t that I don't f*ck with,'" responded the man born Thebe Kgositsile.
"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," said Sweatshirt. "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 sh*t, why should I be?'"
Earl Sweatshirt is scheduled to perform at Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival this Sunday night in Los Angeles. The music festival is set to stream live on YouTube.