If you haven’t heard of Earl Sweatshirt you probably have heard of the “Free Earl” campaign that has surrounded music group, Odd Future, this past year. Recently “freed” from a Samoan school for troubled youth, Earl is now back in the United States and starting to make moves for his own career. In the New York Times article published today, the world finds out what happened, why he went there, and his announcement of his own imprint, Tan Cressida, through Columbia. Columbia is owned by Sony which makes him part of the same family that distributes all Odd Future’s records. In the article it states that he did turn down larger contracts however he still wanted to have the freedom to put the Odd Future logo on his albums. Earl also said he has three projects in mind for the near future, his own debut album, an album with Odd Future producer Matt Martian, and the long awaited EarlWolf project with Odd Future front man, Tyler, the Creator. You can read the entire article with the link above to get all the details.