As Gilligan's Island was to Gilligan, so was Samoa to Odd Future's resident rapscallion. Earl Sweatshirt returned from his island reprogramming stint rocking a bucket hat in the shadowy video for "Chum," then popped up at this year's Grammy Awards wearing a chin-strap style formerly favored by 2Pac. In a piece on the bucket hat resurgence, writer Julianne Escobedo Shepherd referenced a summer 2012 tweet by Earl: "Me sagan left brain n juan Take credit for bucket hats." Given hip-hop's storied bucket hat tradition, this seems like a willfully ahistorical claim, though perhaps Earl was simply saying that you can pay in credit for a $70 bucket hat at the Odd Future store.
Earl Sweatshirt (2012)