Tyler, the Creator makes appearance at Earl Sweatshirt gig
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Tyler, the Creator makes appearance at Earl Sweatshirt gig

Former Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt recently invited his friend and collaborator Tyler, The Creator, on stage in Los Angeles for a surprise performance of their joint track ‘Woah’ as he tours the US in celebration of his debut album Doris which was released a decade ago.

Performing at The Novo in Los Angeles, the two artists reunited to perform ‘Woah.’ The 2013 single was produced by Tyler, The Creator, and featured both Ladeira Heights lyricists.

Earl Sweatshirt (real name Thébe Kgositsile) is currently on tour in celebration of Doris’ 10th anniversary. The lyricist has dates in all major US cities and will be performing in Chicago and Brooklyn this week. The tour concludes with an international concert in London at KOKO.

Concerning Odd Future, Tyler, The Creator, will be hosting his Camp Flog Gnaw Festival this year in LA. The line-up announced includes the artist himself, The Hillbillies, who many assume to be Kendrick Lamar and Baby Keem, and SZA, the headliner.

Other lesser-known acts include the likes of Turnstile, PinkPantheress, Clipse, Kevin Abstract and Paris Texas. The 2022 Camp Flog Gnaw festival was not held in the rapper’s hometown of LA, where it is usually situated.

Frustrated fans lashed out in confusion. However, in a statement released by the rapper’s manager, Chris Clancy, told Billboard that the reason was “really not that deep.” It read, “Tyler toured all year and was busy with a number of projects. Reading the tea leaves and what’s happening with festivals coming out of the pandemic, we thought it would be best to come back next year.”

Before 2022, the last Camp Flog Gnaw was held in 2019, with artists such as Solange, FKA twigs, Brockhampton and others gracing the stage. The exact location of the festival has not yet been revealed. However, many believe it will be held at the Dodger Stadium.