Widely regarded as one of the best lyricists under 25, Earl Sweatshirt’s participation in the rap game is equal parts unwavering, and low-key.

Since his return to music in 2012, Earl has carved out a lane all his own. His lyrics are terrifyingly honest, introspective, and while often dark, there is always an underlying glimmer of hope which seems to reveal itself through Earl’s stark awareness of his own potential.

His latest release, Grief continues in a similar vein to work from his last album, Doris. The haunting, slow, and lo-fi production paired with his dense, frenzied raps is the perfect marriage. This is the leading single from his upcoming album, I DON’T LIKE SH*T, I DON’T GO OUTSIDE, dropping next week.

The black and white video, [presumably] filmed on a thermal imaging camera, picks up on heat rather than light. It depicts a troubled Earl gliding through various scenes, people at every turn but unable to shake the overwhelming feeling of loneliness and isolation.

Check the track list below, and pre-order the album here:

1. Huey
2. Mantra
3. Faucet
4. Grief
5. Off Top
6. Grown Ups [ft. Dash]
7. AM // Radio [ft. Wiki]
8. Inside
9. Dna [ft. Na’kel]
10. Wool [ft. Vince Staples]

Sweatshirt has a WebsiteSoundCloud, Twitter, & Instagram

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ART/LIFESTYLE, PEOPLE

INTRODUCING: SAGAN LOCKHART

[Photo by Ian Flanigan]

[Photo by Ian Flanigan]

Sagan Lockhart captures the freedom and drama of youth. Humanity in all its beauty and grit. To me the most striking thing about his photography is the way in which he is able to reproduce genuine emotion through a lens. His pictures portray the movement and energy of a moment; a task that isn’t always easy. Nothing in his work seems forced or arranged and that is no accident – A lot of the scenes and people he depicts are straight out of his real life; The subjects are almost always his friends.

In a few short years, Sagan has moved ahead of the pack and proven himself as a photographer with a fresh vision, true work ethic, and lasting potential. His work has been exhibited in London, New York, and his home base – LA. He’s had photos published in books, magazines, across a wide range of online sources, and Complex Magazine recently listed him as a young photographer to keep your eye on.

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INTRODUCING: DEWEY SAUNDERS

Dewey Saunders was first brought to my attention when my friend Speak posted one of his illustrations to instagram. Immediately engaged, I clicked through to his profile to see more. Straight away my eyes were bombarded with image after image of bright colour, clever collage, and beautiful visual nostalgia. Dewey has a true gift – Simply, his art makes you happy. Furthermore, for someone with such an apparent artistic style, after deeper research, I found his work to be very versatile.

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