April 14, 2011 at 18:02:13 Apr 14, 2011 @ 18:02
i check complex from time to time, whoever mocked that shit up went to fucking far
Originally posted by Inactive UserSome further Earl research, courtesy of Brown Recluse, Esq.
The internet is going nuts over Complex’s potential discovery of Earl Sweatshirt’s whereabouts in Samoa, but what interests me more is the revelation of Earl’s government name—Thebe Kgositsile—and what it may mean. If this is accurate, it is highly likely that Earl is the grandson of Keorapetse “Willie” Kgositsile, who is in fact an “African Poet” and also a prominent anti-apartheid activist. Based on a search of public records, I found that there are only two living adults in the U.S. with that last name: Keorapsetse and his daughter Ipeleng, who is 41 years old and lives in Oakland (making her the right age to be Earl’s mom). The elder Kgositsile emigrated to the U.S. in 1962, where he was first a graduate student and then an instructor or poet-in-residence at a number of universities. He also became involved in the Black Arts Movement and hung out with the likes of Amiri Baraka and A.B. Spellman. Rap precursors the Last Poets took their name from one of Keorapetse’s poems, which stated that this was the last era of poetry before guns would take over. In 2006, Keorapetse Kgositsile was named the poet laureate of South Africa.
Let me reiterate, I have no idea if Earl is actually Keorapetse Kgositsile’s grandson, but if he is, there are a lot of compelling connections to make between the revolutionary South African poet and the prodigiously talented emcee. One of Keorapetse’s poems features the line, “I dig graves with artistic precision,” which is a boast that could easily have come from Earl Sweatshirt, but one wonders what the young Eminem fan would make of gramps’s claim that “no matter what Janis Joplin attempted to do, she could not be an Aretha Franklin because she does not come from that corner of the planet.”
Originally posted by Inactive User
To be fair what did they think was going to happen by hyping up the whole "Free Earl" thing whilst acting all mysterious as to his whereabouts?
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I've actually known earls real name for a while. I don't know why people are now finding this out.
Why the fuck are you ♥♥♥♥♥s mad that Complex found where he's staying? big fucking deal. Half of ya'll ♥♥♥♥♥s wanted to know anyway, and OF hyped that shit up so thats what they get. It's not that serious.