Earl Sweatshirt

Biography

California native, Thebe Neruda Kgositsile, earlier known as “ Sly Tendencies”, more commonly known as Earl Sweatshirt, was born on February 24, 1994. Sweatshirt began his career back in 2009 at the age of 15. In late 2009 he joined the alternative hip hop group known as Odd Future after befriending artist Tyler the Creator. Sweatshirt gained recognition in 2010 when he released his first mixtape, Earl, at the young age of 16. In 2010 following the release of his mixtape, his mother sent him to boarding school for at risk teens for a year and a half where he was unable to record music. In 2012 following his return, Sweatshirt began working with Odd Future and produced his very own debut album, Doris, in August of 2013 at the age of 19. In March of 2015 he released his second album, I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside, his third album in November of 2018, Some Rap Songs, and an EP released in November 2019, Feet of Clay.    

Discography

Albums:

Doris released august 20, 2013

I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside released March 23, 2015

Some Rap Songs released November 30, 2018 

Collaborative Albums:

The OF Tape Vol. 2 released March 20, 2012 (with Odd Future)

Mixtapes:

Kitchen Cutlery released 2008 (Sly Tendencies)

Earl released March 31, 2010

Radical released May 7, 2010 (with Odd Future)

EPs:

Solace released April 25 2015

Feet of Clay released November 1, 2019

pictures and Videos

conclusion

Earl Sweatshirt is one of my favorite artists, he is very authentic and true to himself, listening to him while growing up, experiencing similar teenage emotions and watching someone voice and express themselves in such a way was enchanting. Sweatshirts utilization of multiple mediums such as film, both in music videos and in the small television shows he took part in, show a level of intellectualism and self awareness that I have admired for years. I would personally say he is the most underrated artist of this generation, let me know what you think in the comments below!

Bibliography

https://pitchfork.com/artists/29180-earl-sweatshirt/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Sweatshirt_discographyhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earl_Sweatshirthttps://www.npr.org/2018/12/07/673227162/earl-sweatshirt-on-resentment-growth-and-giving-yourself-a-chancehttps://pitchfork.com/features/profile/earl-sweatshirt-does-not-exist/