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Two years after his first interview with Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley, Earl Sweatshirt made his return to NPR’s Microphone Check at SXSW last week for another candid conversation. Right off the bat, Earl spoke on his new album I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside and the messy rollout which he vented about on Twitter.

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I was devastated. I was ready to kill someone. The day, it would have been so quiet for any n*gga from Sony. I was so mad, especially because I feel like this is my first album. This is the first thing that I’ve said that I fully stand behind — the good and the bad of it. I’ve never been this transparent with myself or with music. I’ve never been behind myself this much. So for them to not treat it as importantly as I was treating it, I couldn’t help but to feel a little disrespected.

Despite his frustrations, Earl says he doesn’t want to poison the relationship with his label; he just wants them to own up to their mistake. Listen to the full, hour-long interview below, in which Earl also talks about how music affected his health, repairing the relationship with his mother and his plans to start a magazine, because “journalism is so trash right now.”

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