Mon 16 May 2011
Odd Future’s lost member and possibly most sought after, Earl Sweatshirt, finally gave his fans a few words. The New Yorker just did a full length feature on the kid and were able to ask him about how he feels about the amount of love he receives, among other topics. Backtracking a bit, you might remember Complex did some research and believes Earl is away at a Samoan boarding school. In The New Yorker’s free online excerpt of their Earl article, they do not state if they’ve come to the same conclusion (I’m sure it’ll turn up online soon). They also spoke to his mother and found out his father is a one of South Africa’s most celebrated poets.
Earl Sweatshirt on the “Free Earl” movement:
“Initially I was really pleased that all these people claimed that they wanted me released because I thought that translated into ‘they care,’” Earl wrote. “So time progresses and the fan base gets bigger and the ‘Free Earl’ chants get louder but now with the ‘Free Earl’ chants come a barely indirect ‘Fuck Earl’s Mom’ and in the blink of an eye my worry changes from ‘will there still be this hype when I get back’ to ‘Oh shit I just inspired a widespread movement of people who are dedicated to the downfall of my mom.’”
Earl added, “The only thing I need as of right now is space. I’ve still got work to do and don’t need the additional stress of fearing for my family’s physical well-being. Space means no more ‘Free Earl.’”
When Sanneh asked about his return, he wrote back, “I miss home. I don’t have any definite date though. Even if I did I don’t know if I’d tell you. You’ll hear from me without a doubt when I’m ready.”
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