Complex magazine reported yesterday morning the alleged location of Earl Sweatshirt, the 17-year-old rapper of the phenom hip-hop group Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. Sweatshirt, legally known as Thebe Kgositsile, is purportedly in a boarding school in Samoa called the Coral Reef Academy.
Fans of the group have been curious about Earl’s whereabouts for the past year, chanting “Free Earl!” at Odd Future shows and speculating on the blogosphere about the rapper’s whereabouts.
The report comes from an aggregation of different sources, ranging from lyrics from the groups songs to extreme Facebook stalking, as well as information on a variety of different websites. A recently released song, Tang Golf, by two members of the group, Domo Genesis and Hodgy Beats cites at 1:55 in the song, “Ask Syd where we at. She’ll tell you where we going — to free Earl from the fucking Samoans.”
A picture, viewable in a report provided by David Huebner, U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, shows a boy believed to be Earl among his classmates in Samoa.
A classmate in the Samoan program stated that Earl was sent to the Academy because of his “disrespectful music [and] behavior,” verifying rumors that have been spreading around the Internet for months.
Odd Future frontman Tyler, The Creator responded to the findings on his Twitter, “Fucking Creeps, Did All That For A Nigga That You Don’t Even Know. Can’t Even Respect My; His; Or His Mom Privacy. Yeah, I’m Bitching.”