Earl Sweatshirt just released his surprise album, I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside, but it's no secret that he's upset with his label, Columbia Records, about how the release went down. In an interview with NPR at SXSW, Earl detailed his frustrations and revealed that he was devastated on how the label handled his latest release.
"Brah, I was devastated. I was so mad cause it was like — especially because I feel like this is my first album. This is the first thing that I've said that I fully stand behind, like the good and the bad of it. I've never been behind myself this much. So for them to not treat as importantly as I was treating it was just like — I couldn't help but to feel a little disrespected, you know?"
Earl revealed that the video for "Grief" was supposed to come out before any of the album information was released. He said that the way the label handled the situation after the fact made him even more upset as they spun it back on him like he was on a pedestal. Earl's full interview with NPR can be heard below, while his new album can be purchased on iTunes here.