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Odd Future’s Earl Sweatshirt, Hot 97: Rapper Gives First Radio Interview

Earl Sweatshirt, the often mythologized young member of Odd Future, has surfaced for his first on-camera interview ever. Alongside co-conspirators Tyler, the Creator and Taco, the California kid spoke to Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg about this crazy game called “rap.”

“Were you talking to people, aware that s—‘s going bananas?” the venerable DJ asks an extremely timid Earl who was put in boarding school in June of 2010, just as Odd Future began their meteoric rise to fame.

“I was aware, I mean, because … the Internet.”

“Were you aware that you were missing out on something this insane? Were you pissed? Were you annoyed?” Rosenberg responded.

“Yeah initially, but then I also got to f—ing see that all this s— isn’t fun all the time.”

Earl, of course, was speaking of the block that he grew up on. An area of Los Angeles where he could skate and mess around on the pavement until the sun went down. But with the group’s rise in fame, Sweatshirt can’t walk through his home turf without fans asking for pictures and autographs.

The return of hip-hop’s prodigal son also happens to be perfectly timed with the release of ‘The OF Tape Vol. 2.‘ Check out the interview below. And yes, Tyler is wearing a pink cast on his hand.

Watch Earl Sweatshirt on Hot 97 with Peter Rosenberg

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