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    Earl Sweatshirt - "Grief"

    Earl was so good from such an early stage in his career, which puts him in an interesting place in terms of where to go next. Of course he's going to change and mature as he gets older, and yes, that might alienate some fans, but it's also totally necessary to evolve in order to have a long and fulfilling career.

    Earl has apparently been sitting on the songs for his new album I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside since last June but it's finally coming out next week (March 23), and "Grief" is as moody and downcast as both the song and album title suggest. The beat is sludgy and menacing and Earl does what he does best—straight bars.—Constant Gardner