Ever since he first said he was "Jacking off to buffering vids of Asher Roth eating apple sauce" back on the first Earl mixtape in 2010, Earl Sweatshirt has been widely considered Odd Future's sharpest lyricist. That reputation has only grown as he spent time away from the group and now that he's getting ready to release his first official full-length, Doris, that anticipation has reached a boiling point. Having heard half of the album, we decided to compile the 15 most quotable lyrics from Doris, including some choice lines from the album's many guests. Did Earl deliver on his potential? Let's take a look and find out.
"Just watch, I'm a kill em all in a minute/It's the ticket-dodging aristocrat/New bitch, whip with the system slaps"
"Only relatively famous in the midst of a tornado/Misfitted, I'm Clark Gable, I'm not stable"
"20 Wave Caps"
"With my nigga Travy out in Maui, running two-mans/Smoking 'till I'm loopy as a motherfucking toucan/20 minutes, burn a fucking quarter back to two grams/But I'm a dip, I know you must have had it with my rude ass"
"I'm fuckin' famous if you forgot, I'm faithful/Despite all my what's in my face and my pocket, and this is painfully honest"
"They thought me soft in High School, thank God I’m jagged/Forgot you don’t like it rough, I mean he called me a faggot/I was just calling his bluff I mean how anal am I gon' be?/When I’m aiming my gun, and why’s his mug all bloody?" - Frank Ocean
"Breaking news: Death's less important when the Lakers lose"
"The description doesn't fit, if not a synonym of menace, then forget it/In turn, these critics and interns/Admitting the shit spit It just burn like six furnaces"
"Desolate testaments trying to stay Jekyll-ish/But most niggas Hyde, and Brenda just stay pregnant"
It's probably been twelve years since my father left, left me fatherless/And I just used to say I hate him in dishonest jest/When honestly I miss this nigga"
"Too Black for the White kids and too White for the Blacks/From honor roll to cracking locks up off them bicycle racks"
"His sins feeling as hard as Vince Carter's knee cartilage is"
"But we could play doctor, ma / Open wide for thermometer"
"Misadventures of a shit-talker/Pissed as Rick Ross's fifth sip off his sixth lager"
"Too pretentious, do pretend like he could lose with spitting/Steaming tubes of poop and twisted doobies full of euphemisms"