An unreleased Earl Sweatshirt track has recently surfaced on the internet.
Earlier this year, the 23-year-old Chicago rapper performed the song, reportedly titled “Hat Trick,” during his set at the annual Movement Festival in Detroit. About a month after the event, audio of the performance was broadcasted during Earl and Knxwledge’s Red Bull Radio show, Stay Inside.
“Give it till I can't give/I lend a hand if it's needed/But these stabs got me bleeding out my back kid/Uh, keep it on the fumble we could sack shit/Hat trick, we considered Mulligan's for that shit,” Earl raps. “The proof is in the pudding and the pamphlets/The sewer and the mattress/Stupid ni**a you can get it, get it/Only thing certain was the taxes/Bury me when the journey end/Clergymen turn me into ashes.”
The song was later posted on Soundcloud under the title “Hat Trick/Human Error.” As you can hear in the clip, Earl stumbles a line at around the mid-point, and asks the DJ to “run [him] back.”
“Detroit, make some noise for human error,” he tells the crowd before restarting.
You can listen to the “Hat Trick” audio below.
It’s unclear if the song will land on an upcoming full-length project, or if it’s another stand-alone. Earl hasn’t released an album since 2015’s I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside. Since then, he’s come through with a number of singles, including “Balance” featuring Knxwledge and “Estimate,” assisted by Tyler, the Creator.