Earl Sweatshirt is one of rap's most elusive artists, so even a whisper of new music is enough to get people's attention. And this time we heard it from the man himself when he capped off 2017 tweeting: "new chunes 2018, don't think i wasn't at work." Additionally, we know he's been in circulation with the likes of Solange, Knxledge, Danny Brown, and more—all valuable artists to volley ideas off of and collaborate with. As a fan, I'm expecting his next album to be his smartest, most cohesive, and most revealing. —Brandon 'Jinx' Jenkins