Back in July, fans of O.F were treated to previously unheard 2010-model Earl Sweatshirt track ‘Rats’ when it surfaced without explanation on YouTube.
Now, Pigeons and Planes have received an email with a version of the track more than twice as long as the original and the note: “First of all I want to send this anonymously. The track you guys uploaded was not the full version it was a chopped and screwed short version. Here is the full track.” Mysterious!
While news of fresh Earl is exciting, there’s no mistaking this for current material. In fact this cut, with its unmistakably Tyler the Creator produced beat and bratty lyrics will probably give you a bunch of trauma flashbacks of tie-dyed tops and donut tube socks…but you know, in a good way.