(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.
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.