Earl Sweatshirt is known as an American rapper and record producer. He is most famous for being a leading member of the rap collective, Odd Future.
Thebe Neruda Kgositsile was born on February 24, 1994 in Chicago, IL. His parents are Cheryl Harris, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and Keorapetse Kgositsile, a South African writer and political dissident. Harris and Kgositsile isolated from each other when Thebe was eight years of age.
The rapper's father met his passing on January 3, 2018, at 79 years old, prompting Earl to drop a series of live shows to take care of his father's memorial service. Kgositsile was regularly referenced in Sweatshirt's music and was known as an entangled figure by Pitchfork due to being presented as an individual that was frequently missing in Sweatshirt's life due to Kgositsile living in South Africa while Sweatshirt lived in Los Angeles.
Earl Sweatshirt has not been in many confirmed high profile relationships but there have been dating bits of gossip with different young ladies. He was spotted nestling and kissing with women like Kinda Salty, Mallory Llewellyn, and Solange Knowles.
In 2008, Earl started rapping in eighth grade under the moniker Sly Tendencies. He utilized Myspace as a channel where he would post his mixtape titled Kitchen Cutlery. He and two of his companions, Loofy and Jw Mijo, framed a rap trio where they considered themselves The Backpackerz. They proposed to discharge a mixtape titled 'World Playground' but they split up before their projects could come around.
In 2009, Tyler, the Creator found Sly Tendencies through his MySpace account after he contacted Tyler to reveal to him he was a fanatic of his work. Sly Tendencies later changed his nickname to Earl Sweatshirt and eventually joined Tyler's rap bunch Odd Future. The rap collective was eccentric and ushered in a new style of rap music. Earl released his self titled mixtape on March 31, 2010 as a free digital download on the Odd Future site. The mixtape 'Earl" was to a great extent produced by Tyler, the Creator. Complex named 'Earl' the 24th best album collection of 2010. In December 2011, Sweatshirt was reported as a potential contender for XXL's 2012 Freshmen List.
In November 2019, Earl Sweatshirt performed at the Camp Flog Gnaw festival in Los Angeles. The show created some interesting buzz when Drake made a surprise appearance but was booed off the stage by the crowd.