Earl Sweatshirt's recent work owes a debt to MF Doom; the overall vibe-the artful nonchalance, the acerbic sense of humor, the casual vibe that is at once laconic and a little dark. There's a twisted wittiness the two of them share. Hearing Earl spit over Doom's production might be obvious, but it would also be a perfect complement to the rapper's thoughtful, clever, biting style, perhaps adding a bit of color and dynamics to Earl's typically dark sound. — David Drake

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