Earl, still rapping like he'd take the time to jot notes on distinctive cornices, even if he were being chased down a suburban Maryland street by a rabid panther. Oh, and please go ahead and listen to new Mr. Sweatshirt material, but just know that your opinion doesn't really matter, because the kid from Third Rock From the Sun has already tweeted his support. (If you to click on that tweet, be aware, Looper spoilers might follow).
Back in the fall of 2009, about half a year after she dropped her excellent second album, It's Not Me, It's You, hilarious British loudmouth Lily Allen announced she was quitting music. At the time she'd been campaigning against music piracy, but not, she explained, for herself: "Just so you know, I have not renegotiated my record contract and have no plans to make another record. I do however remain a fan of new music, so this is not some selfish crusade. The days of me making money from recording music have been and gone as far as I'm concerned." Her last performance came a year later, opening for Muse at Wembley, but she stayed in the news, opening a clothing store here, founding a record label there. After the difficult news of two miscarriages, she gave birth in the fall to her first child with husband Sam Cooper, and some of us assumed maybe we'd never hear from her again.