"Golf" is stitched into my shirt
He’s with Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All — aka Golf Wang. Earl signed with Columbia records, but made it clear that he was still part of Odd Future. That’s his “team”. And that’s also what they rep on their clothing line (just like a team would have their name stitched on a jersey):
Earl also means that by “golf stitched into my shirt” that he won’t abandon Odd Future if his fame and/or wealth increases. They’re stitched into him, nothing will rip him away from them. At the same time, he’s contrasting the leisure activity of golfing with hard working immigrants.
It may also refer to how if society would shame people back in the day; things would be stitched onto clothing (i.e: a scarlet letter for adultery or a Star of David for Jews in World War II).
This line also echoes the line later on in the song when Earl speaks about being “too white for black kids and too black for white.” The stereotype of golf as a sport is that it’s often enjoyed by privileged and white upper classes. He implies that he’s all mixed up: on the one hand, harder than immigrants work, and on the other hand, he’s got golf stitched into his shirt.
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