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Earl Sweatshirt

*1994 US, Chicago
Producer of Hip-Hop/Rap
A.k.a. Thebe Kgositsile randomblackdude

Thebe Neruda Kgositsile (born February 24, 1994), better known by his stage name Earl Sweatshirt, is an American rapper and record producer from Los Angeles, California. Kgositsile was originally known by the moniker Sly Tendencies when he started rapping, 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, entitled 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: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt 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 Columbia Records as well as his independent label Tan Cressida.

     
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Riot! on Some Rap Songs by Earl Sweatshirt
Sunday (feat. Frank Ocean) on Doris by Earl Sweatshirt
Chum on Doris by Earl Sweatshirt
Old Friend on SICK! by Earl Sweatshirt
Shattered Dreams on Some Rap Songs by Earl Sweatshirt
Molasses (feat. RZA) on Doris by Earl Sweatshirt
Inside on I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt by Earl Sweatshirt
Hive (feat. Vince Staples & Casey Veggies) on Doris by Earl Sweatshirt
BAD FRUIT* on CHAOS NOW* by Jean Dawson
Azucar on Some Rap Songs by Earl Sweatshirt

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Discography

Title Artist Year Type
Some Rap SongsEarl Sweatshirt2018Album
Nowhere2goEarl Sweatshirt2018Single
The MintEarl Sweatshirt2018Single
BalanceEarl Sweatshirt2016Single
GriefEarl Sweatshirt2015Single
I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album By Earl SweatshirtEarl Sweatshirt2015Album
WhoaEarl Sweatshirt2013Album
DorisEarl Sweatshirt2013Album
Between VillainsCaptain Murphy Ft. Viktor Vaughn2013Single
Fuck This ChristmasEarl Sweatshirt, Tyler, The Creator & Hodgy Beats2010Single
EarlEarl Sweatshirt2010Album
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