Earl Sweatshirt, the long, lost member of hip hop collective Odd Future, has only put out one album, his studio debut Earl, but he has become one of the most well-known members of the OFWGKTA collective. Recently, though, one of Earl's tracks has made its way on to the web, and, supposedly, it is first track ever recorded. The song, titled "WattStak," was part of the latest release in the Unreleased mixtape series compiled by OFWGKTA fan site Odd Future Talk. According to OFT, the recording was found in the vaults of Loofy. Loofy recorded the track with Earl Sweathsirt in 2009, back when he was 15-years old and went by the name Sly Tendencies. Here is what Loofy had to say about the song:
Sly’s FIRST SONG….this is the first song he ever recorded, and i remember it was me him and producer Ashton McCreight, our moms were sitting in my front room chatting it up and watching WattStax (old concert featuring a bunch of old black bands and musicians and all that) and as he recorded he tried to keep his voice low..anyway..>>>all the EXTRA LOUD adlibs were by me lol<<<…*disclaimer*: this is all out of love for Thebe…lmao idk how he feels about this song but I love it, like the lyrics are on point like a mutha fucka.. quality is whatever, but thats just because of my dumb ass adlibs….so yeah, this is Sly at his best…the original, WattStax, The Backpackerz, 09, World Playground…”
You can download the latest installment of OFT's Unreleased mixtape series here.