earl sweatshirt

EstablishedBorn: 1994
HQHometown: Los Angeles, USA
FounderRecord label: Tan Cressida

Earl Sweatshirt, real name Thebe Kgositsile, is an American rapper from Los Angeles, California. Closely linked with rap collective Odd Future, he has collaborated with Frank Ocean and Vince Staples on mixtapes. In 2010, the rapper was sent to Samoa to a school for at-risk young men, Coral Reef Academy, resulting in a two-year hiatus from music. Earl returned in 2012 where he joined Odd Future on stage at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. His full length debut Doris dropped in 2013, featuring guest appearances from Odd Future members Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean, along with Vince Staples, RZA, and Mac Miller. The release was met with widespread critical acclaim and debuted at number 5 on the US Billboard 200, cementing the young rapper as one of hip hop's hottest properties. Earl’s sophomore record I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside was a surprise release in 2015, with claims the record label gave him no notice they would release the album. Earl maintains I Don’t Like Shit… was his first album. 2017 saw the hip hop prodigy unveil his new clothing brand DEATHWORLD featuring a collection of subtle staples. In November 2018 Sweatshirt released his third studio album, Some Rap Songs but in early 2019 said that it would be his last album with Columbia Records and that he was "excited to be free because then can do riskier shit." The young rapper has joined the rising number of young talent currently holding a monopoly in hip hop. Discography Mixtapes Earl Radical Albums Doris I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside Some Rap Songs Collaborative albums The OF Tape Vol. 2 (with Odd Future)