News: Odd Future's Hodgy Beats Says Believe The Hype, "Earl Back"

Monday, Mar 5, 2012 4:35PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Odd Future's Hodgy Beats recently confirmed speculation suggesting that estranged group member, Earl Sweatshirt , is indeed back. However, he also admitted he must be mum on the details.

Speaking with hip-hop personality Elliott Wilson, The Odd Future MC, Hodgy, confirmed the return of fellow group member, Earl.

"Sh*t, man, it's a different recording and sh*t without Earl. N*ggas did they thing on every song," Hodgy said in an interview on Friday (March 2), referring to an upcoming group mixtape. "Earl back. Uh, I'd rather not even really speak on it. Let's just say that. But Earl is back." (East Village Radio)

In February, Earl Sweatshirt started up a Twitter account and offered his take on the public's perception of him.

"the people who know absolutely nothing voice their opinions the loudest. jesus," he tweeted February 9th.
"i'm the subject of the most ridiculous myths and theories of this decade. f*ck expectations."
"oh. btw. i do not remotely f*ck with tyler craven even kind of." (Earl Sweatshirt's Twitter)

Last year, Tyler spoke on Earl Sweatshirt's alleged whereabouts after months of seclusion.

Earlier this week, we introduced you to Tyler Craven, the 17-year-old Virginia native who attended Coral Reef Academy in Samoa with Earl Sweatshirt. The previous post consisted of Facebook screenshots and other digital detective tactics similar to those Complex employed when we originally found Earl. We got on the phone with Tyler Craven and he had a lot to say about the nine months he spent in the program, many of them with the missing Odd Future star he calls by his government name, Thebe Kgositsile. From being there with Earl as OFWGKTA was blowing up to day-to-day life at the academy, we have all the details that we need to close this chapter on the Earl Sweatshirt saga until he returns home. (Complex)

Initial stories that surfaced suggested Earl was deliberately taken out of the spotlight by his family.

The leader of the group is a 19 year-old named Tyler, or Tyler The Creator. The second-most prominent of the group is a rapper named Hodgy Beats. The rest of the group splinter off into sub-groups. The youngest member is Earl Sweatshirt, who was recently sent away to boarding school by his parents. (Esquire)

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