Earl Sweatshirt‘s sophomore record I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside was apparently intended to be a bit more of a shock&awe surprise release than it ended up being. According to Earl, the roll-out was derailed by his label’s mismanaging the release, which seems to have eclipsed even his monumental debut Doris as the most important record of his young career. And while his frustrations have been amply expressed via his Twitter account, the mighty Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Frannie Kelley caught up with him during last week’s SXSW festivities and gave him even more room to vent on Microphone Check, where he detailed the pains of having his release spoiled by Sony’s mismanagement. You can read a quick quote from the interview and listen to the follow interview below. If you’ve yet to do so, grab a copy of Earl Sweatshirt’s I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside on iTunes today.
“This is the first thing that I’ve said that I fully stand behind, like the good and the bad of it. I’ve never been behind myself this much. So for them to not treat as importantly as I was treating it was just like, I couldn’t help but to feel a little disrespected, you know?”