So much for a surprise album.
It seems like that's what Earl Sweatshirt wanted -- to drop his new project on fans unexpectedly and unannounced, in the vein of recent moves by Beyoncé and Drake -- but he says his label, Sony, ruined the plan.
"I WOULD LIKE TO PERSONALLY THANK @SonyMusicGlobal 4 F--KING UP THE ROLL OUT PROCESS OF MY SH-T. SOMEONE GOTS 2 PAY 4 THEIR MISTAKES ! #SWEAT," he tweeted early Tuesday morning (Mar. 17), shortly after his upcoming album, I Don't Like Sh-t, I Don't Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt, was made available for pre-order on iTunes. It says it will be released on Mar. 23.
"ITS TRASH TO HAVE TO PAY FOR SOMEONE ELSE'S ERRORS, I AM F--KING HOT," he continued.
IM LIVID— EARL (@earlxsweat) March 17, 2015
DAMN— EARL (@earlxsweat) March 17, 2015
DON'T TRUST IT IF IT DOESN'T COME FROM THE SOURCE— EARL (@earlxsweat) March 17, 2015
Later on Tuesday, Earl released the video for, "Grief," one of the songs from the album. In total, there will be 10 tracks, including features from Wiki, from the group Ratking, and Vince Staples.
The news of Earl's release-gone-wrong is the second of its kind just this week.
Kendrick Lamar's new album, To Pimp A Butterfly, which was made available on iTunes on Monday morning, was initially scheduled to be released a week later, on Mar. 23. Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith, the CEO of K. Dot's Top Dawg Entertainment, blamed parent label Interscope for the early release.