Finally, Thebe Kgositsile has a voice to match that of Earl Sweatshirt. In this week's New Yorker, and online (but behind the paywall), Kelefa Sanneh writes about Odd Future, with a full look into the brief history, disappearance and future of young Earl. The truth about his absence, as is often the case, is way more complex and sad than anyone had guessed. It turns out Earl, who has been sequestered in Samoa, would like us all to please chill out. One heavy and sweet quote from him, at the risk of ruining the story, which is definitive and slightly devastating: "The only thing I need as of right now is space." Read the entire piece as soon as you can, and read about the making of it, too.

Earl Speaks