Thebe Neruda Kgositsile (born February 24, 1994), better known by his stage name Earl Sweatshirt, is an American rapper, songwriter, producer, and member of the Los Angeles based hip hop collective Odd Future.
Kgositsile was born to Cheryl Harris, a law professor at University of California, Los Angeles, and Keorapetse Kgositsile, a South African poet and political activist. He grew up in the Los Angeles area and graduated from New Roads High School in Santa Monica. Thebe's father left him at the age of 6 as mentioned in his song "Chum." Fanart Banner