Today (Jan. 14), Earl Sweatshirt unveiled his fourth studio LP Sick!, which contains ten songs and additional features from ZelooperZ and Armand Hammer. The project was led by the well-received singles (and videos for) “2010” and “Tabula Rasa.”
“Daniel, who you in the den with? Lion, wasn’t lying when I told, dawg’s on the floor now ’cause I skinned ’em, on the 10, east homebound, I just broke down with the chemist, midtown, niggas pimpin’, Iceberg, MAC kinda slim, what they couldn’t see sink the ships, capsize mean you’s a flip, send a postcard from the depth, bleed the vein ’til nothing left, you look drained, you should get some rest, you look drained, you should get some rest…”
The video for “Titanic” comes courtesy of Rodney Passe and begins with a shot of a door in a hallway. Upon walking through, Earl and Black Noi$e can be be seen riding around at night, matching the song’s energy as they cruise through definitely locations around town.
Sick! follow 2019’s Feet of Clay, which originally came with seven tracks and additional contributions from Mach-Hommy, Liv.e, and Mavi. A year later, Earl would upgrade Feet of Clay with a Deluxe version, adding on two tracks featuring Navy Blue and Maxo. His last full-length body of work was 2018’s Some Rap Songs, a critically acclaimed effort (as it is with his entire discography) that contained 15 cuts and assists from Standing on the Corner, Navy Blue, and — his parents — Cheryl Harris and the late Keorapetse Kgositsile.