ComplexCon returns to Long Beach Nov. 6 - 7 with hosts J. Balvin and Kristen Noel Crawley, performances by A$AP Rocky and Turnstile, and more shopping and drops.

Secure your spot while tickets last!

Earl Sweatshirt kept a pretty low profile in 2017, but he indicated he aims to change that heading into the new year. “New chunes 2018, don’t think I wasn’t at work,” Earl tweeted on New Year's Eve.

new chunes 2018, don't think i wasn't at work

— thebe kgositsile (@earlxsweat) December 31, 2017

Although he has remained quiet this year in terms of solo output, Earl has been performing unreleased material at live shows. Earl has also stayed in the conversation by working with respected New Jersey rhymer Mach-Hommy, who notably sold a project called Fete Des Morts AKA Dia De Los Muertos​ for $111.11. Plus, when Earl wasn’t warning us about the dangers of cultural appropriation, he was tweeting sound advice that extends beyond the music industry.

aite 17 was a fucked up year I hope u learned a lot I hope u unlearned a lot, there's a lot to navigate out here

— thebe kgositsile (@earlxsweat) December 31, 2017

Earl didn’t provide any more details about his upcoming material, but given fans’ collective excitement over even the mention of a new project, he didn’t really need to.

aite 17 was a fucked up year I hope u learned a lot I hope u unlearned a lot, there's a lot to navigate out here

— thebe kgositsile (@earlxsweat) December 31, 2017

pic.twitter.com/Fs1DRXg2wR

— Shawn (@sllabkcid) December 31, 2017

i'm ready pic.twitter.com/DK6NrqQ7Vm

— louise (@tmgment) December 31, 2017

And since many people subscribe to the belief that 2017 was trash, the prospect of a new Earl Sweatshirt project gives reason to believe that 2018 will be better.