“My self respect? I leave that In the lost-and-found where the black girls get their weaves back.”
Hodgy Beats & Domo Genesis - MellowHigh (prod. by Mac Miller)
Slowly but surly Hodgy and Domo continue to progress their musical endeavors forward in a positive direction. I’ve always been a fan of them ever since I heard their first mixtapes. Much of this had as to do with the fact I knew they were going to improve over the years. I’m not saying they sucked originally, but they were only slightly above average.Tyler, Earl, Frank, and now Hodgy and Domo have all shown that their later releases are their best works, and they only intend on sharpening their art even further.
My Song Rating: 9.1 out of 10Played 1105 times.
I’ve already reviewed both of them actually. Earl is certainly one of the dopest lyricists in the game.
“Shouts out to Frankiee Ocean”
Earl Sweatshirt - Whoa (ft. Tyler, The Creator)
When I said Earl is the best Odd Future member back in 2010 (not including Frank Ocean), I meant that shit…and I mean it even more now. As expected, Earl’s heavily layered lyrical complexity and profundity in Whoa puts pretty much every other rapper’s whole lyrical career to shame..and he’s only 18 fuckin’ years old. His marbled flow and metaphor filled bars are so intricate with word play you need to read along with the lyrics at least once to fully appreciate this song. It’s some of Earl’s best writing yet, which is saying a lot. Overall I feel Earl on par with MF DOOM lyrically. It’s very inspiring how much time he painstakingly puts into constructing his verses. I know too many rappers that spend 20 minutes to write some sup-par lyrics for a beautiful beat that took days to make. It’s a damn shame…and Earl Sweatshirt gives me hope. The music video is also exceptionally unique and entertaining, which all of Odd Future’s videos are. My other favorite songs by Earl are Luper, Earl, and Chum.
My Song Rating: 9.25 out of 10Played 1664 times.
Blake Anderson & Earl Sweatshirt
Joey Bada$$ vs Earl Sweatshirt
(East Coast vs West Coast)
Overall I’d have to go with Earl Sweatshirt. Both Joey and Earl are only 18, but they are already some of the best lyricists in the game. Earl is on anther level though. The amount of time and effort he puts into his verses is astounding. I also love both of their flows, but I prefer Earl’s froggy marbled flow to Joey’s sharp New York style flow.
In the end though we’re all winners if this is what the future of hip-hop holds. Joey and Earl are going to have amazing careers, and I have a good feeling once they perfect their craft they’ll be cranking out hip-hop classics left and right. They’ve already more than proven themselves capable of such a feat.
These are some of my favorite songs by both artists that I’ve posted thus far.