Thebe Neruda Kgositsile (born February 24, 1994), better known by his stage name Earl Sweatshirt (formerly Sly Tendencies until 2009), is an American rapper. He gained recognition and critical praise for his debut mixtape, Earl. Following its release, his mother sent him to a boarding school in Samoa until his 18th birthday.
He is a former member of the Los Angeles-based hip hop collective Odd Future. On August 20, 2013, he released his debut studio album, Doris. On March 22, 2015, the digital version of Earl's second album, I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside: An Album by Earl Sweatshirt was released; the physical version of the album was released on April 14, 2015 to acclaim. On April 28, 2015, a ten-minute song/EP named Solace was released on YouTube.