Thebe Neruda Kgositsile, 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 when he was just 16 years old. 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.
|Birth name:||Thebe Neruda Kgositsile|
|Also known as:||Sly Tendencies, randomblackdude, Thebe Kgositsile|
|Born:||February 24, 1994, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.|
|Origin:||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Genres:||Hip hop, alternative hip hop|
|Occupation(s):||Rapper, songwriter, record producer|
|Instruments:||Vocals, keyboards, drums, modulator|
|Years active:||2008–2010, 2012–present|
|Labels:||Tan Cressida, Warner (current), Columbia (former)|
|Associated acts:||Odd Future, The Alchemist, Mac Miller, Mach-Hommy, Na-Kel Smith, Navy Blue, Standing on the Corner, Vince Staples|
|Website:||Earl Sweatshirt's Official site|
|Twitter:||Earl Sweatshirt's Twitter profile|
|Instagram:||Earl Sweatshirt's Instagram profile|
|Facebook:||Earl Sweatshirt's Facebook profile|
|IMDb:||Earl Sweatshirt's IMDb|
|Spotify:||Earl Sweatshirt's Spotify|
About Earl Sweatshirt
American rapper and member of the L.A.-based hip hop group Odd Future. His debut album, Doris, was released in 2013.
He released music from his Myspace page while living in Los Angeles.
After he released his first mixtape, he was sent to a boarding school in Samoa by his mother until his eighteenth birthday.
He was born Thebe Kgositsiles and his mother is a Law professor at UCLA.
He was discovered by Tyler The Creator in 2009.
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