Earl Sweatshirt Explains Disliking Jay Z's Album

Rapper hasn't changed opinion on Magna Carta Holy Grail.

Posted: 07/24/2013 12:52 PM EDT
Earl Sweatshirt

Apparently Jay Z's got a BeyHive of his own. After Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt tweeted his dislike of Magna Carta Holy Grail, he said people were "angry" and wanted to "beat him up."

Earl explained the oddity of being chastised for his opinion during his New York City show for The Fader and Vitamin Water's Uncapped tour last week, but also took a moment to explain further. "I love Jay Z, that's why I didn't like his album so much," he told event curator Miss Info. "I listened to the s--- and then I listened to something else and I was like 'I don't like this.'"

Earl, 19, is currently prepping for the Aug. 20 release of his debut album, Doris, and hopes people will listen to it as a whole as he seemingly did MCHG. "When you can listen to a whole album it's a totally different thing. Like even the songs that are out now sound different in the context of the album ... I try not to listen to one or two songs, I try to listen to the whole thing."

Meanwhile, Jay's 12th solo effort held its chart reign for a second consecutive week, adding more fuel for the Jay Hova witnesses. The album pulled in an extra 129,000 copies to its 528,000 debut sales figures, continuing hip hop's historic streak for now having five consecutive weeks at No. 1 (Yeezus, The Gifted, Born Sinner and MCHG) and becoming the first rap album to remain at No.1 for two weeks in a row since Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV release in September 2011.

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