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Hear Earl Sweatshirt’s Hazy Adult Swim Single ‘Balance’

“Watch the wall collide with my fists,” rapper says on fleeting collaboration with producer Knxwledge

Hear Earl Sweatshirt's Spacey Adult Swim Single 'Balance'Hear Earl Sweatshirt's Spacey Adult Swim Single 'Balance'

Earl Sweatshirt and producer Knowledge have released a jazzy, mellow collaboration for Adult Swim's Singles series

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“I ain’t got time for feelin’ sorry,” Earl Sweatshirt admits in the mellow haze of “Balance,” his brief but potent collaboration with producer Knxwledge for Adult Swim’s all-star Singles series. “Watch the wall collide with my fists/ Mostly over problems that I know I should fix,” the rapper says on the 79-second cut, built on jazzy piano samples and airy drums. 

Run the Jewels, Against Me!, Flying Lotus, Vince Staples, Rae Sremmurd, Mike-Will Made It, Die Antwoord, Tim Hecker and Ryan Hemsworth are among those who have also contributed free, downloadable tracks to Adult Swim’s sixth annual Singles series, which kicked off May 25th and runs every Wednesday until November. Each track features on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block during its premiere week.

Last year’s eclectic line-up featured Run the Jewels, Slayer, Skrillex and Danny Brown, among others. Earl Sweatshirt released his second LP, I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside, in 2015.


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