Since returning to Hip-Hop, better late than never has been an implorable phrase for Earl Sweatshirt, who made his long awaited debut at the Coachella Festival in Indio, California yesterday. Having missed the initial wave of his Odd Future click, the young lyricist made up for lost time by performing new and old material in front of the exuberant crowd.
With Flying Lotus on the ones and twos, Sweatshirt kicked things off with “Burgundy,” the Pharrell-produced track he premiered at Los Angeles’s Low End Theory some weeks ago.
That set the tone for the soft spoken rapper to preview numerous songs from his forthcoming album Doris, as well as a bevy of hits from his cult classic EARL.
This included previously heard jams like “Chum” and “Whoa.” Odd Future cohorts Tyler, The Creator and Domo Genesis joined him. West Coast up-and-comer Vince Staples, who you’ll know more about soon, also came through to spit his verse on Doris track “Hive.”
See the footage from Sweatshirt’s Coachella set below.