Earl Sweatshirt is doing press rounds to promote Some Rap Songs, his first album in three years. In a lengthy Vulture profile, Earl spoke about the passing of his father Keorapetse Kgositsile in January—before Earl had the chance to send him the album—his late friend Mac Miller, and the division between Old Heads and rap’s new generation. “Earl wishes younger hip-hop fans had a greater interest in the classics,” Vulture writer Craig Jenkins explains, “and he thinks older ones have a responsibility to behave more responsibly.” When asked about Kanye West and Eminem’s respective years, Earl said “You can tell who really just started using the internet.”
Elsewhere in the profile, Earl shares that he began work on Some Rap Songs “immediately after I Don’t Like Shit,” handling a good deal of the production himself. Also today, The Alchemist shared a new song ‘E Colo’ featuring Earl. You can listen below. Some Rap Songs is due this Friday.