Let Him Breathe.

Kelefa Sanneh of The New Yorker recently dropped an 8,000-plus word piece on the kid Thebe Kgositsile, known to the rap world as Earl Sweatshirt. Unfortunately, the complete article is under password protection for free subscribers, but at the heart of the investigation in Sanneh’s e-mail correspondence with The Early Man, who is, as Complex suggested last month, at a type of boarding school located in Samoa. Here is what Earl has to say regarding his whereabouts and the Free Earl movement.

Initially I was really pleased that all these people claimed that they wanted me released because I thought that translated into ‘they care,’” Earl wrote. “So time progresses and the fan base gets bigger and the ‘Free Earl’ chants get louder but now with the ‘Free Earl’ chants come a barely indirect ‘Fuck Earl’s Mom’ and in the blink of an eye my worry changes from ‘will there still be this hype when I get back’ to ‘Oh shit I just inspired a widespread movement of people who are dedicated to the downfall of my mom.

The only thing I need as of right now is space. I’ve still got work to do and don’t need the additional stress of fearing for my family’s physical well-being. Space means no more ‘Free Earl.’

I miss home. I don’t have any definite date though. Even if I did I don’t know if I’d tell you. You’ll hear from me without a doubt when I’m ready.

Let’s hope dude returns in full beast mode once gets his mind right.

It didn’t take long for OF’s big brother Tyler to respond to the article via his twitter feed.

He’ll Be Back In Due Time, Just Wait. Thats My Nigga, He Now Has A Home To Come Too. No Fucking Pressure. Hopefully Fans Respect That. And Respect His, His Moms And Familys Privacy. This Goes For Writers Too. Miss You Nigga, FREE THE EARLY MAN. The World Will Be Ours! OF

And added, so eloquently.

Got Damn I Hate Writers Fuck


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