Legal name: Thebe Kgositsile

Also performs as: randomblackdude (producer alter-ego of Earl Sweatshirt), Sly Tendencies (Earl Sweatshirt before joining Odd Future)


Thebe Neruda Kgositsile (born February 24, 1994), also known by his stage name Earl Sweatshirt, is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Kgositsile was originally known by the moniker Sly Tendencies when he began rapping in 2008, 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, Earl, which he released in March 2010, at the young age of 16. 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, 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 his independent label Tan Cressida, which was formerly distributed by Columbia Records. On November 1, 2019, Kgositsile released an EP titled Feet of Clay.

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2013DorisEarl Sweatshirt55
2015I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album by Earl SweatshirtEarl Sweatshirt2.54
2018Some Rap SongsEarl Sweatshirt3.753
2022Sick!Earl Sweatshirt3.52

Album + Mixtape/Street

2010EarlEarl Sweatshirt42


2012ChumEarl Sweatshirt1
2013WhoaEarl Sweatshirt1
2013Between VillainsCaptain Murphy feat. Viktor Vaughn, Earl Sweatshirt & Thundercat1
2016BalanceEarl Sweatshirt feat. Knxwledge51
2018Nu StogieStoney Willis & Earl Sweatshirt1
2019FarmStoney Willis & Earl Sweatshirt1
2020WHOLE WORLDEarl Sweatshirt feat. Maxo1
20212010Earl Sweatshirt1

Single + Mixtape/Street

2015Quest/PowerEarl Sweatshirt1


2015SolaceEarl Sweatshirt41
2019FEET OF CLAYEarl Sweatshirt34
2020Wind in My SailsEarl Sweatshirt1

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