Earl Sweatshirt Earns First Gold Certification With "Chum"

Almost nine years after the single’s release.

Music
5,794 Hypes 2 Comments

Earl Sweatshirt has received his first ever RIAA certification as “Chum” officially goes gold.

The certification, dated May 13, officially means that the first ever Doris single has sold at least 500,000 units. This plaque arrives almost nine years since its release in November 2012; “Chum” hears the 27-year-old reflect on the first week after his return from Samoa (where he was sent to a reform boarding school) as he navigates through his problems with identity, his absent father and his relationship with his mother. “That was our first time seeing [Sweatshirt]. We picked him up from a Ralphs down the road. He was buying burger meat and bread, looking like he was up to something stupid. It was funny, because you could tell he was doing that on purpose. There were kids in the Ralphs that were like, “Whoa, is that Earl?” So we were trying to leave as fast as possible,” Syd of The Internet said in an old interview. “We took him back to our apartment and sat there and talked. He hadn’t changed at all. If anything, he was more humble than before and a little bit taller. Everybody had missed him so much and nobody really knew what to say. At the same time, Thebe had his own plans and he was kinda scared, cause he didn’t want to disappoint anyone.”

Sweatshirt eventually released his debut studio album Doris in 2013 to critical and commercial acclaim, with the record debuting at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Elsewhere in music, watch J. Cole’s “a m a r i” music video.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

The Alchemist Offers Update on New Earl Sweatshirt Album
Music

The Alchemist Offers Update on New Earl Sweatshirt Album

Sweatshirt’s last full-length dates back t0 2018’s ’Some Rap Songs.’

Vince Staples Recorded Verses for an Unreleased Album with Earl Sweatshirt and Alchemist
Music

Vince Staples Recorded Verses for an Unreleased Album with Earl Sweatshirt and Alchemist

The rapper is sitting on 10 songs from the project.

Rick Ross Celebrates Nine New Gold and Platinum Certifications
Music

Rick Ross Celebrates Nine New Gold and Platinum Certifications

Including a plaque for “Diced Pineapples” featuring Wale and Drake.


Juice WRLD Posthumously Earns New Platinum Certification for "Conversations"
Music

Juice WRLD Posthumously Earns New Platinum Certification for "Conversations"

The ‘Legends Never Die’ cut went gold in August 2020.

Krispy Kreme Is Bringing the Island Vibes With Latest Tropic-Inspired Doughnut Flavors
Food & Beverage

Krispy Kreme Is Bringing the Island Vibes With Latest Tropic-Inspired Doughnut Flavors

Bringing back the popular Key Lime Pie and dropping a new Piña Colada flavor.

RAINS’ Packable Blanket Is Perfect For Your Outdoor Socials
Fashion

RAINS’ Packable Blanket Is Perfect For Your Outdoor Socials

PU fabric one side, with a warm quilt on the other.

The Re-SOHKO TRANSFORM Is an Portable Office/Workstation in a Box
Design

The Re-SOHKO TRANSFORM Is an Portable Office/Workstation in a Box

Completely open-source with DIY instructions.

Become Gengar With Kanto Starter's GENG HOODIE
Fashion

Become Gengar With Kanto Starter's GENG HOODIE

Everyone’s favorite Ghost/Poison-type Pokémon.

Mansory Equips the Bentley Bentayga With Carbon Fiber-Clad Widebody Kit
Automotive

Mansory Equips the Bentley Bentayga With Carbon Fiber-Clad Widebody Kit

It now also comes with 750 HP.


The Daily Bugle Is LEGO's Largest Marvel Set at 3,770 Pieces
Design

The Daily Bugle Is LEGO's Largest Marvel Set at 3,770 Pieces

The four-story build includes 25 minifigures of Spider-Man, J. Jonah Jameson, Doc Ock and more.

Toronto Raptors Superfan Nav Bhatia Is the First Fan Ever Honored at Basketball Hall of Fame
Sports

Toronto Raptors Superfan Nav Bhatia Is the First Fan Ever Honored at Basketball Hall of Fame

“There is now a turban and the first fan honoured within Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.”

CHARLES & KEITH Taps Into The DJ Community With Dash Chunky Sandal
Footwear 

CHARLES & KEITH Taps Into The DJ Community With Dash Chunky Sandal

Presented by CHARLES & KEITH
Giving styling tips with the “My Summer, My Way” campaign.

KANGHYUK Recycles Industrial Conglomerate Hyosung's Waste for Unexpected Collaboration
Fashion

KANGHYUK Recycles Industrial Conglomerate Hyosung's Waste for Unexpected Collaboration

Repurposing materials into a range of striking skiwear.

Telfar's Iconic Shopping Bag Is Coming to Europe and the UK
Fashion

Telfar's Iconic Shopping Bag Is Coming to Europe and the UK

The Shopping Bag in “Yellow” is dropping today alongside a buckle belt and logo cap.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Adblock Detected.

We charge advertisers instead of our readers. If you enjoy our content, please add us to your adblocker's whitelist. We'd really appreciated it.