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New "What's in My Bag?" Episode with Earl Sweatshirt & Samiyam

Posted by Amoebite, September 6, 2016 11:31am | Post a Comment

Earl Sweatshirt Samiyam Amoeba Music What's In My Bag?

Rapper Earl Sweatshirt and producer Samiyam are always looking for the answers to life's more profound questions like, "What's a hideously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength to do after he's eliminated crime from his hometown?" Hopefully they'll find the answer while watching The Toxic Avenger III: The Last Temptation of Toxie, Troma Entertainment's third installment in their cult-classic series. The pair picked up a pile of Troma DVDs, including such think pieces as Mad Cow, Viral Assassins, and Redneck Zombies, as well as a healthy and eclectic stack of records on their recent visit to Amoeba Hollywood. All the while the two gave out some good sampling tips and Ethiopian food recommendations.

Earl Sweatshirt I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt Earl Sweatshirt (aka Thebe Neruda Kgositsile) and Samiyam (aka Sam Baker) first teamed up on the rapper's Doris album in 2013. A former member of the Odd Future crew, Earl Sweatshirt gained attention with the release of his debut mixtape, Earl. After the release of Doris, he returned in 2015 with his sophomore LP, I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt

Also in 2015, Earl Sweatshirt appeared on Samiyam's track, "Quest/Power." The following year, Samiyam released his Animals Have Feelings LP (Stones Throw), which features guest appearances from Action Bronson, Jeremiah Jae, and Earl Sweatshirt. He has produced work for the likes of Blu, Flying Lotus, Daedelus, Exile, Pharoahe Monch, The Gaslamp Killer, and Joey Bada$$.

If you already aren't hip to the Bay Area, avant-garde, art collective, and surrealist band The Residents, now's the time. As Earl Sweatshirt says, "they're good food for your sampler...shouts out to The Residents." Between the two of them they grabbed such classic albums as Duck Stab, Third Reich 'n' Roll, and the EP Intermission, which according to Samiyam "has the most fire on it."

Next Earl grabs a copy of the compilation Ethiopian Soul And Groove, encouraging us all to listen to it, and start eating the food. Samiyam suggests "start at Fairfax (Ave), go to the entry level Ethiopian food." Samiyam also picks up some gopsel 45s on the Savoy label. "That's the thing about Gopsel," Earl says, "it's...cheap, it's everywhere, and when it's good, it's fuckin' great."

But which artist does Earl immediately regret spilling the beans about? And who does he consider a "hit factory" and a "weirdo"? You'll have to watch the video to find out:

Earl Sweatshirt - What's In My Bag?
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