NPR Music SXSW Studio Takeover: Earl Sweatshirt Microphone Check / Earl Sweatshirt: 'I'm Grown'

Interview with Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley

The 21-year-old spoke with Microphone Check in Austin, Texas, during SXSW a couple days before the release of his second major label album. He says he feels like I Don’t Like S—-, I Don’t Go Outside is really his first album, though. “This is the first thing that I’ve said that I fully stand behind, like the good and the bad of it,” he says. “I’ve never been this transparent with myself or with music. I’ve never been behind myself this much.”

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