It’s touching three months since we’ve had Earl back on the scene, with only a very few interviews on the map he drops a exclusive one with the NY Times. During the interview which is carried out by Jon Caramanica, Earl releases that he has signed a solo deal with Columbia Records under his own imprint Tan Cressida, which means, he also has self control of what he is to release rather than the label; just like the rest of OFWGKTA.
I feel Earl made a great decision. The fact he is signed alone gives him the freedom to branch out and away from Odd Future, yet still return when necessary – he is now his own person and not under Tyler’s influence.
It was reported that Earl had many offers with higher advances yet he didn’t want to sell out and not have the OF label stamped on his albums so he remained at Sony alongside the OF crew.
“I want it to look seamless,”
Since his return Earl has only dropped “Home” and dope verses on “Oldie” & Casey Veggie’s “PNCINTLOFWGKTA” and now he has plans for more which is great to hear!
Earl stated that he wants to work on Three projects.
- Solo, major label project
- Collaborative project with OF producer Matt Martians (1/2 of Super 3)
- Joint album with Tyler, The Creator; ultimately EarWolf.
He ends the interview with an insightful comment.
“If I don’t do this right now, if I don’t take this risk, I’ll never get this day back again.”
Read the whole interesting article here.
Added one of my fav. Earl tracks below (bare in mind he was 16 at the time).