Earl Sweatshirt: Burgundy (prod. Pharrell)
on 11 August 2013
Ubiquitous producer, art collector and veritable renaissance man Pharrell linked up with Odd Future founding member Earl Sweatshirt on his new single "Burgundy." Pharrell sets up a dense, dark yet funk-inspired beat, complete with an obscure vocal sampling, while Earl gets more personal than ever—rapping about depression, his insecurities in the music industry and having a famous poet for a father (South African writer and activist Keorapetse Kgositsile). Earl Sweatshirt's highly anticipated new album—with appearances from Frank Ocean, DOOM, Flying Lotus and more—drops 20 August 2013.