Earl Sweatshirt sitting on red floral couch with plastic covers
Earl Sweatshirt
Featured Artist Keynote

Earl Sweatshirt

Earl Sweatshirt is the virtuosic byproduct of Los Angeles’ fertile ground where hip hop sowed its seeds and historic cultural movements were born. The prodigiously gifted writer, lyricist, and producer grew from a zeitgeist of which contemporary collectives in hip-hop today are predicated. And while most movements are fleeting as soon as they arrive, Earl pushed forward, documented his growth and self-discovery on record, and cemented himself as one of the foremost culturally relevant MCs in the game, one who never strayed away too far from his Los Angeles beat-scene roots. 

His debut album 'Doris' arrived in 2013 and introduced the world to a more realized vision than his seminal mixtape Earl, released three years prior when he was just 16 years old. He followed 'Doris' with the critically-lauded 'I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside' in 2015, further exploring the depth of his technical dexterity with more swagger than prior releases. 

Three years later, he released 'Some Rap Songs' in 2018, the tightly wrought album that found a more self-aware and mature Earl in his reflection on being in the public eye since a teenager, coupled with the reconciliation of the death of his father. Enter 'Feet of Clay,' the conceptual 2019 project that continues the written narrative of Earl’s life in today’s societal landscape and world-view in real-time. 

In 2022, Earl returned to the scene with the critically acclaimed, 'SICK!' which was recorded in the wake of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic and its subsequent lockdowns. That album saw widespread acclaim across the media landscape and featured collaborative contributions from artists and producers like Zelooperz, Nak-el Smith, Armand Hammer, Black Noi$e, and The Alchemist. 

Fast forward to 2023, Earl commemorated the 10th anniversary of Doris by playing shows in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and London before releasing his fifth studio album, 'VOIR DIRE,' with seminal producer and DJ, The Alchemist.

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    Catch Earl Sweatshirt's featured artist keynote where he'll discuss his storied career. Registration for the Summit is open to anyone (students and professionals) for no cost. Both in-person and virtual attendance options are available. Please note: Some programming is unavailable for virtual registrants.