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Earl Sweatshirt Returns To Odd Future at NYC Show
Earl has, at long last, been freed. Earl Sweatshirt, the long-MIA member of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, played his first concert alongside the rap collective since the group's mainstream ascent last year.
Hours after conducting an interview with New York's Hot 97, the 18-year-old MC -- who disappeared from the group last year after his "Earl" video became a viral hit -- joined Tyler, The Creator, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis and the rest of the OF gang at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom on Tuesday night (Mar. 20). According to Pitchfork, Sweatshirt came onstage midway through the group's set and ran through songs like "Orange Juice," "Kill" and "Earl."
Later in the show, Odd Future-affiliated crooner Frank Ocean also hit the stage and performed "Goblin" standout "She" alongside Tyler. The show reportedly ended with a posse-encompassing rendition of "Oldies."
The performance celebrated the release of "The OF Tape Vol. 2," out Tuesday on new label Odd Future Records. The group's new Adult Swim show, "Loiter Squad," was previewed at the concert, and will premiere on Sunday (Mar. 25).