The Odd Future Mixtape Volume 2 album was officially released on Tue. March 20, 2012. The full length LP, which features a number of Odd Future members and affiliated rappers, marks the official return of 17-year old rapper Earl Sweatshirt to the Odd Future crew. The song featuring Earl, titled Oldie, leaked several days earlier, but Odd Future hyped the track with an impromptu music video as well as a radio interview with Peter Rosenberg of NY's Hot 97 FM, who compared the young rapper to NaS at 17.

Earl, who is considered to be one of the most promising members of the Hip-hop ensemble that is Odd Future, disappeared just as buzz began to build around the California-based group and fans focused their attention on front man Tyler the Creator and Earl himself. When it was revealed that Earl had been sent off to boarding school in Samoa wild speculation from fans produced the popular theory that Earl's mother immediately shipped him off from military school upon hearing his profane and popular lyrics. According to Earl that couldn't be farther from the truth, and he uses the radio segment to clear up his mythical disappearance two years ago.

Motherf----rs think my mom heard a song and thought, 'No, I'm not f---ing with this,' he said. I was f---ing up aside from music and everything else.

Earl told Rosenberg he is definitely better off for his time in Samoa.

Throughout the interview Earl was generally withdrawn and reserved, often answering questions with a simple yeah. Tyler consistently cracked jokes and spoke out of turn until he was asked to leave the booth so Earl could get a word in.

I hate interviews, he said before leaving, only to return a minute later. Clearly he doesn't think they're all bad.

No come back! Earl said sincerely, before opening up about the experience of watching his career take off online while he was stuck at boarding school.

I was aware because I mean the internet, he said. Yeah it was weird.

Earl reflected on the changes caused by Odd Future's fame.

I also got to see that all this sh-t isn't fun all the time. For instance like the block thing, Earl said referring to an old hangout spot. We were there when no one was there. We get to be there every day like it was nothing. I was there the other day trying to skate around and everyone's like 'uh can I get a photo?''

At this point Tyler returned to the room to join in on the fan bashing.

Lying mother---ers, he joked. Big fan, but you don't even know my birthday.

Earl continued the rant, complaining that his fans have no boundaries, and will sometimes approach him even when he is clearly occupied.

I was taking a p-ss at Six Flags and someone asked me if I was Earl Sweatshirt, he said.