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Earl Sweatshirt Doesn’t Want To Be Defined By The “Teenage Boy Club” That Is Odd Future

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(photo credit: The Guardian)

The fracturing of Odd Future has brought mixed reactions from the community and the collective itself, and Earl Sweatshirt is firmly on Team Move On.

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In an interview with The Guardian, Sweatshirt waxed about OF’s influence on his career: “The OF thing follows you – it’s viral – even though not one thing I’ve done in the past couple years has been focused on OF.” He took it a step further by saying “It’s my teenage boy club that got famous that I’m trying to not be defined by.”

Sweatshirt, real name Thebe Kgositsile, recently cancelled a string of shows promoting his latest album I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside in order to prevent his health from slipping like it had two years earlier: “In 2013, I had deathly skin and I got pneumonia; in 2014, I was reduced to 118lbs. I saw that it was about to happen again a couple of months ago and I was like: ‘No.'” He’ll be back on the road finishing out the tour later this summer.  

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