I decided to do an elimination game on overshadowed albums. I considered an overshadowed album as one that is not the artists best, but at least an 8/10 and gets ignored in favor of the better album sometimes. Last time Blank Face LP by Schoolboy Q was eliminated. Like for the album you think should be ELIMINATED.
SONG:Off Top by Earl Sweatshirt ————————————————————
Rank these Earl Songs:
How do I start this? Earl fuckin Sweatshirt, one of the top lyricists of this generation. A king of cadences, a flow god, a lyrical genius, slept on by the masses. But you and I damn well know this man is something special, this dude has BARZ, actual BARZZZ. Dude isn’t even 25 and he’s wiser than some of these Old Head ass niggas. In terms of lyricists of this generation, Earl has no competition besides Kendrick, NONE, NADA. ‘Earl’ is one of the best mixtapes ever. ‘Doris’ and ‘I don’t like shit I don’t go outside’ are 2 of the best albums of this decade. IDLSIDGO is a top 10 of this fucking decade, that’s without a doubt. Top 10, no question.
On a personal level, his music has gotten me through shit. IDLSIDGO most definitely soundtracked like 95% of my high school career . It was like a sonic representation of how I felt at the lowest times. The muddy, dirty, off kilter beats and Earl’s hypnotic and heart wrenching lyrics felt so real to me. Raw purity is the best way I can describe it. There’s no question Earl’s impact on my life.