Not much is known about Earn's past as little is revealed about it in the first season but one of the things that is revealed that Earn dropped out of Princeton University for an unknown reason as his parents and even Alfred don't known for his reason for leaving. Another thing revealed is that he hadn't gotten in touch or spoke with Alfred since they both attended the funeral of Alfred's mother.
First season Edit
The season finds Earn 3 years after dropping out of Princeton University as he works at a dead-end job trying to sell credit cards at an airport. He tries to co-parent with his best friend and the mother of his daughter, Van, and is managing his estranged cousin Alfred, a rising new rap star known as "Paper Boi" in Atlanta.
His own parents won't let him into their house in fear that he will borrow money from them, his father even going so far as to say that they "can't afford" to let him in the house.
In the season finale, it is revealed when Earn isn't staying the night over Van's apartment, he is living inside a storage unit that he owns.