Dan Hyman

Dan Hyman is a freelance journalist currently based in Chicago. He's written for Rolling Stone, GQ, NY Mag's Vulture, SPIN, ELLE, Billboard, and many other publications. Find more at his website.

Earl Sweatshirt photographed on March 27, 2015 at Mill City Nights in Minneapolis, Minn.

Earl Sweatshirt's Road to Recovery From Health Scares & Drug Binges

It's a few minutes to showtime, and Earl Sweatshirt, one of the most compelling, confounding young rappers today, needs to do one final bit of preparation. Sitting in a dressing room at The Ready Room in St. Louis -- where he's launching a world tour days after releasing his new album, 'I Don't Like Shit, I Don't Go Outside' (Tan Cressida/Columbia) -- the 21-year-old takes out a vial of liquid chlorophyll, squeezes a few drops into a glass of water and ceremoniously chugs the resulting algae-green mixture down.
The Tao of Earl Sweatshirt

The Tao of Earl Sweatshirt

After health scares, drug binges and a disturbingly dark new album, Odd Future wunderkind Earl Sweatshirt insists he's finding his balance: "It's about being OK with yourself, for better or worse."