Odd Future are performing tonight at NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom so the crew stopped by Hot97 to talk to their old pal Peter Rosenberg….and most revealing was Earl Sweatshirt’s candid comments about why he was sent away to a boarding school in the South Pacific in 2010, right when he and Tyler the Creator were first blowing up.

Rosenberg: When did you actually leave?
Earl: June of ’10….
Rosenberg: are you aware that shit was going bananas
Earl: I was aware, because of the internet….initially I was annoyed. But I also got to see that all this shit isn’t fun all the time. For instance, the block that we came up on, we could do whatever we want. I was up there the other day just trying to skate around, and you f–kin’ can’t do it.
Rosenberg: Have you have anything crazy happen to you yet?
Earl: Yep. (Was it weird?) Yep….I was takin’ a piss at Six Flags. And someone asked me if I was Earl Sweatshirt…
Rosenberg: So your parents attempt to pull you away from [hip hop] failed?
Earl: No, that’s not it at all. Muthaf–kers think that my mom heard a song and was like “nah! I’m not f–kin’ with this song!”. (so clear it up) I was f–king up…outside of music. I was f–king up. (are you better off than before you left?) Most definitely.
Rosenberg: A lot of us feel like you could be one of the best.
Tyler: You could be the next Sean Paul.

I love the camaraderie and comfort level that these guys share with each other and with Rosenberg. And Earl’s post-boarding school clarity is most promising for his legion of fans too.

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