Earl Sweatshirt Performed New Track, Commanded Mosh Pits, F*cked Up the Party at South Florida Debut
"Shut the fuck up and listen," he said. "When I say 'sweat,' you repeat it. When I say 'shirt,' you repeat it. We all went to school. This shit is easy."
The new song is dark and heavy with spitfire lyrics boasting his eminence. It was a different tune from the one he premiered in NYC, so it appears the work on his next release is coming along nicely. He followed with a string of favorites from Doris, all the while goofing off in between, dancing with Taco and his buddies, insulting the audience, and directing them to do various absurdities.
Watching these dudes on stage, it looked like being a member of OF is the most fun anyone could have ever. At one point, they stopped rapping entirely and just started dancing to Rae Sremmurd's "We," a song they ended up playing four or five times.
"Y'all wish you knew that song," Sweatshirt teased, and he was right. The crowd was on a mission by the time the show was over.
But before that, there were way more tracks to kill, and he gave a perfect mix of old and new material, plus beloved tracks like "Orange Juice" from the OF Tapes. Some lucky bro named Rob was allowed to come on stage and "get his lines off." He impressed the crew enough to hang out on stage for a song, but then he had to go. Some dude named Hector tried to climb on stage, but Earl gave him his hand to the face. Some girl threw her bra on stage, and another threatened to suck Taco's dick. It was pure juvenile insanity, and it was magnificent.
To finish on a high note, Earl got the crowd organized and ordered a giant pit to form on the floor. He gave careful instructions for the pit to watch his hand, and they weren't to start attacking each other until he brought it down. They only had to do it twice before they could get it right, and when the second verse of "Drop" hit, his fist fell, signaling for all hell to break loose.
No one wanted it to end, and the crowd stayed to watch as Sweatshirt and his buddies kept mobbing on stage to other people's tracks. They danced around like idiots, clearly stoked on the end of a successful tour, but by 10:15, there was nothing left but for security to turn the lights up and kick everyone out. Everyone was still singing "you grab the Ciroc, you grab the Henny." Like "We" said, Earl Sweatshirt fucked up the party.
20 Wave Caps
Rae Sremmurd "We"
Rob the Rapper
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