After two years off the radar and a misguided "Free Earl" campaign, 17-year-old Earl Sweatshirt is back. The former (and possibly current?) Odd Future member released a mock ransom video Wednesday, with a drawing of a mouth sewn shut and himself demanding, "If you want the whole thing, give me 50,000 [image of his Twitter handle flashes] by today... and if you don't want the whole thing? Then it's not that big of a deal." Alongside a tweet he sent out -- "nigga need followers. give me 50,000 and i'll release this shit for everybody" -- the point couldn't have been clearer. Today, Sweatshirt is sitting pretty with more than 78,000 followers, and we've got a song called "Home." Everybody wins?
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