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The Mint

Earl Sweatshirt

The Mint Lyrics

[Intro]
Yup, yup, that's right
I'm runnin' things, I'm runnin' things


[Verse 1: Navy Blue]
Hold me down, hold me up
Hold me close 'cause my times is up
Show they true colors, don't know who to trust
Mind workin' like the water when it rush
Growin' from my father, bitter to his touch
Now I'm solely honor, livin' is a must
All this for my momma 'til I'm dust
God gon' deal the karma, lost my trust
Sayin' "Every man know many men"

Got me in a jam, I be in my feelings
On the other hand, I just need a moment
Offer my condolence, smokin' 'til the mornin'

[Verse 2: Earl Sweatshirt]
Brodie on the corner with a piece on his hip
Give a warning 'fore you blow it in the sky
Tiptoein' over mortar and the brick
Bumpin' shoulders with the devil in disguise
Shoulder-level water on the rise
Twist, 40s in the morning in the winter
I heard you got your sauce at the Enterprise
Evidently, it was rented but it's mine

Evidently, it was written like Nas
I was in the kitchen with that nigga Mike
Gotta listen when I tell ya simmer down

Two years I've been missin', livin' life
You was wildin', every day was trash

Crackers pilin' in to rape the land
Early morning, wash my swollen hands
Hit the showers, cleanse my soul and crash
Tiptoein' over glass, brodie go too fast, told him slow up
Know I use too much of everything at hand
Except the difference is now I control it, I be
In the crib and in the moment, stuck sippin' out the flask
Feet up on the dash, I hit the spliff but don't promote it
Under overpass, no cap
Sand fallin' out the hourglass
Grand total, it's a whole lotta raps

Quicksand, scramblin' outta that
Go behind the back, switch hands
The fare's high, niggas know they outta wack
Sterilize your clique, paralyze maritime niggas when
Every time Wavy Don tappin' in
Savion Glover caught a couple Ls
Took 'em to the neck, motherfucker


[Outro: Earl Sweatshirt]
Lotta blood to let, peace to make, fuck a check
Uh-uh, lotta blood to let, peace to make, give a fuck about a check
Lotta blood to let, peace to make, give a fuck about a check
Uh-uh, lotta blood to let, peace to make, give a fuck about a-

Nigga, ayy, ayy, ayy, ayy, maybe

About “The Mint”

Released on November 20th, 2018, “The Mint” is the second single from Earl’s third studio album Some Rap Songs. The song features underground NYC rapper Navy Blue (also known as “Sage Elsesser”), a frequent collaborator of Earl’s friend MIKE.

The song is built around an old school piano sample, and was first teased via a snippet on Earl’s Twitter. It is Earl and Navy Blue’s first collaboration.

"The Mint" Track Info