Well, the new Earl Sweatshirt EP was not as metal as we’d hoped, but at least it arrived with a complementary video. The latest answer to the age-old question of “Where’s Earl Sweatshirt?” is Hawaii, where the rapper filmed his latest video for the track “EAST,” which, per the YouTube comments, already boasts a meme-worthy beat.
It’s worth noting that the video—and the EP itself—is a much lighter affair than what we’re used to from the rapper, following the gross-out vulgarity of his Odd Future days and the open conversations about depression and fame on 2015’s I Don’t Eat Shit, I Don’t Go Outside. Instead, “EAST” is all sun’s-out-gums-out for the rapper, who cracks a few smiles while sipping on Coronas and blunts by the coast of a bay in Hawaii.
Watch the video below, and stream/purchase a copy of Feet of Clay here.