Earl Sweatshirt, "Chum"


I wish there was more close-up footage of a frog’s eye blinking in Earl Sweatshirt’s new video. But there is some of that and it is very good! I think I would like to watch a full 3:10-long video of a frog’s eye blinking to a soundtrack of Earl reciting his intricate tongue-twister rhymes about his life. As emotionally moving and in-depth as they are astounding from a technical perspective. “Mama often was offering peace offerings…” he says, and your jaw drops at how the simple transposition of those two words, “often” and “was,” can open the door for a line so beautiful.

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