It would seem that my friend Will and I just witnessed Odd Future history at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. Until now rumors had been circulating that the groups teenage sensation, Earl Sweatshirt, had returned from boarding school in Samoa and was now in touch with OF. Yesterday he appeared in a Hot 97 radio interview with Tyler, and later in a music video entitled ‘Oldie’ which already has hundreds of thousands of hits in less than 24 hours. I remember talking to friends before this show, dreaming about the minuscule chance that this would be the day when Earl returned. If Karma exists, then I must have inadvertently saved a child somewhere, because the legendary Earl Sweatshirt casually walked on stage in the middle of the show. The crowd didn’t erupt at first, as I had imagined it would. Judging by their embrace on stage, I don’t even think Tyler knew he was coming to the show. After a few seconds of shock spreading across the theatre, the fans, including myself, began to comprehend the gravity of the moment. As Tyler put it a couple minutes later, “No more “Free Earl”, that s**t is done. We waited so long for that s**t. You have no idea how awesome this is.” After huddling briefly to decide on which tracks to perform, we heard ‘Orange Juice’, ‘Assmilk’, and ‘Kill’ before Earl ended the night later with his signature, ‘Earl’, the track which propelled him to fame before his hiatus began. Adding to the excitement, Frank Ocean made a surprise appearance with ‘She’ and another solo track on the keyboard. With Odd Future’s newest album being released today, and the group already on its best game, I’m sure this is one of the best shows the Hammerstein has ever seen. I can say without a doubt that this show will go down as one of the best shows I’ll ever attend.