Earl Sweatshirt Criticizes Jay-Z's "Magna Carta Holy Grail" Album
Earl Sweatshirt tells fans of Jay-Z's latest album to unfollow him.
Earl first explained that he wasn't a fan of Jay's work on Justin Timberlake's "Suit and Tie," joining Kanye West in that respect:
i love jay z ive just been skeptical of 2013 jay z cause suit and tie verse didnt do too much for me— Earl Sweatshirt (@earlxsweat) July 5, 2013
Then, Earl went as far as to tell his Twitter followers to unfollow him if they disagreed with his assessment.
if you really fucked with magna carta then unfollow me— Earl Sweatshirt (@earlxsweat) July 11, 2013
Earl went on to suggest that the acclaim that MCHG has garnered is because of Jay'z name, and not the quality of the album:
i hope that opinions on my material throughout my career are based on the quality of it and not how big my name is— Earl Sweatshirt (@earlxsweat) July 11, 2013
hahah welp theres goes the last of the black fans i had— Earl Sweatshirt (@earlxsweat) July 11, 2013
hahaha FATHER FORGIVE ME FOR I HAVE TAKEN THE NAME OF OUR HOLY SAVIOR JAY Z IN VAIN— Earl Sweatshirt (@earlxsweat) July 11, 2013
In a 2012 interview, Jay-Z was complimentary of Earl's Odd Future crew. “[Odd Future has an] aversion to corporate America,” he said. “People have a real aversion to what people in power did to the country. So they’re just lashing out, like: ‘This is the son that you made. Look at your son. Look at what you’ve done.’”