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 he released in March 2010, at the young age of 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.
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April 29, 2022
In a recent appearance on Showtime's 'Desus & Mero,' Earl Sweatshirt claimed Joe Budden is still bitter about the Odd Future rapper's impersonation of him.
March 29, 2022
The trio are bringing their 'ÑBA Leather World Tour' to these shores The post Action Bronson, Earl Sweatshirt and The Alchemist announce UK and Ireland gigs appeared first on NME.
March 8, 2022
Indie publication's annual event will also feature Spiritualized, Earl Sweatshirt, Japanese Breakfast, Lucy Dacus, and Tierra Whack
January 10, 2022
Listen to 10 new must-hear songs from emerging R&B and hip-hop artists like Earl Sweatshirt, Montell Fish and Leikeli47, all released within the last two weeks.
January 7, 2022
The 'Some Rap Songs' follow-up arrives next week The post Earl Sweatshirt shares new single ‘Titanic’ and reveals ‘Sick!’ tracklist appeared first on NME.
January 7, 2022
The Los Angeles rapper’s project features guest spots from Armand Hammer and Bruiser Brigade’s Zelooperz
January 4, 2022
New releases to look forward to in the coming months, from Rosalía, 100 gecs, Beach House, Earl Sweatshirt, Kaina, and others
December 11, 2021
The cut also features hip-hop duo Armand Hammer The post Earl Sweatshirt shares new track ‘Tabula Rasa’ from forthcoming project, ‘Sick!’ appeared first on NME.
December 3, 2021
Earl Sweatshirt, Phoebe Bridgers, Caroline Polachek, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and others are also playing the California event