Thebe Neruda Kgositsile (born February 24, 1994), also known by his stage name Earl Sweatshirt, is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Kgositsile was originally known by the moniker Sly Tendencies when he began rapping in 2008, but soon changed his name when Tyler, the Creator invited him to join his alternative hip hop collective Odd Future in late 2009.

He gained recognition and critical praise for his debut mixtape, Earl, which released in March 2010 at age 16. Shortly after its release, his mother sent him to a boarding school in Samoa for at-risk teens for a year and a half. He was unable to record music during his tenure there, but returned to Los Angeles in February 2012, just before his eighteenth birthday. Kgositsile rejoined Odd Future and started producing new music, releasing his debut studio album Doris in August 2013.

His second album, I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside followed in March 2015, and his third, Some Rap Songs, released in November 2018. His projects have all received widespread critical praise. He is currently signed to his independent label Tan Cressida, which was formerly distributed by Columbia Records. On November 1, 2019, Kgositsile released an EP titled Feet of Clay.

FEET OF CLAY (Deluxe)

FEET OF CLAY (Deluxe)

July 24, 2020

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WHOLE WORLD (feat. Maxo)

WHOLE WORLD (feat. Maxo)

April 24, 2020

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FEET OF CLAY

FEET OF CLAY

November 1, 2019

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Some Rap Songs

Some Rap Songs

November 30, 2018

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The Mint (feat. Navy Blue)

The Mint (feat. Navy Blue)

November 20, 2018

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Nowhere2go

Nowhere2go

November 8, 2018

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I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt

I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt

March 23, 2015

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Grief

Grief

March 17, 2015

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Doris

Doris

August 16, 2013

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Hive (feat. Vince Staples & Casey Veggies)

Hive (feat. Vince Staples & Casey Veggies)

July 23, 2013

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Whoa (feat. Tyler, The Creator)

Whoa (feat. Tyler, The Creator)

March 12, 2013

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Chum

Chum

November 2, 2012

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