More than three years have passed since Earl Sweatshirt dropped I Don't Like Shit I Don't Go Outside, his excellent sophomore album featuring highlights "Grief" and the Vince Staples-assisted "Wool." Now, judging by the contents of a since-deleted tweet, we may actually be on the cusp of the follow-up.
Early Tuesday morning, Sweatshirt tweeted that something—new music, presumably—was coming soon. "The wait is almost over," he added.
As noted by the tweet-capturing fans in the r/hiphopheads discussion, Sweatshirt has recently been spotted spending time with New York's own Standing on the Corner. The group, whose Red Burns album was released as two 30-minute tracks ("Side X" and "Side Y," respectively) last year, has been touted as "post-genre." Maybe we can expect similar experimentation on whatever Sweatshirt is teasing?
On the final day of 2017, Sweatshirt confirmed new music would arrive at some point in 2018. Earlier this month, Sweatshirt again seemingly teased some imminent new music.
Sweatshirt will next appear on Alchemist's upcoming Bread EP, the tracklist for which he recently revealed on Instagram. Sweatshirt's appearance on "E. Coli" joins additional features on the four-track project from Westside Gunn, Conway, Black Thought, and Roc Marciano.