Odd Future's Earl Sweatshirt Found... Maybe
Published Apr 14, 2011From their decadent beats to their cartoonish, hyper-violent, sexual rhymes, to their comedy skits and forthcoming TV show, Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All have a lot to offer, but one of the most intriguing things about them has been the mystery surrounding their youngest member, 17-year-old Earl Sweatshirt. Well, the mystery has apparently been solved, as Earl has reportedly been found.
Easily the most offensive dude in the troupe, Earl has been M.I.A. for the better part of the OFWGKTA media blitz, with rumours going around that his mother sent him to a boarding school due to his evil rhymes. Seems like that is in fact the case. While the rest of his cohorts are living it up with recording contracts and late-night appearances, Earl Sweatshirt has reportedly been spending time at Coral Reef Academy in Samoa.
Some investigative work done by Complex shows some pictures of Earl at school and also has a chain of Facebook messages from a student at the Massanutten Military Academy who befriended the young rapper on the island. There was also a line in Hodgy Beats and Domo Genesis's "Tang Golf" that featured the line: "Ask Syd where we at. She'll tell you where we going. To free Earl from the fucking Samoans."
Oddly, the group recently posted a message on their website exclaiming, "Stop asking where he is, we like to keep this private because it's very personal for us. And no, he is not at some boarding school."
So, does that mean he's already back home in L.A.? It's unclear whether Earl Sweatshirt is still on the Pacific island, but however long it takes, we will still be waiting for him to join up with the rest of the Odd Future weirdoes.
As previously reported, Odd Future recently announced some new North American tour dates, with a stop in Toronto on May 15.
Big thanks to Complex for the photo above and for digging this up.