If you are a child of the 70’s or 80’s you likely not familiar with Olu (aka Johnny Venus) and WowGr8 (aka Doctur Dot) the two men behind the act known as EarthGang. This talented duo met in high school in Atlanta and attended Hampton University together where they honed their craft through live performances. Their sound has matured and is best described as a modern day Outkast/Pharycyde hybrid, high praise but accurate. They ride lyrics melodically and can deliver a flow that’s so in the pocket its easy to miss the lyrical dexterity on display.
Signed to J-Cole’s Dreamville label they are surrounded by talented label mates such as Ari Lennox and Cole himself. Similar to the Dungeon Family, they are part of their own ATL based collective, Spillage Village including the uber talented emcee JID and one of the modern male voices of Neo-Soul, 6lack. Check out this dynamic duo! I recommend a listen to this live take on a song of from their album Mirroland ‘This Side’ EarthGang – This Side | A COLORS SHOW (spoiler alert) a patient listen is highly rewarded when that beat drops. Their signature eclectic delivery is highlighted on the track ‘Us’ EARTHGANG – Up (Official Music Video).
Mirorland is the kind of album that you can play with no skips. We look forward to this group and this collective producing quality hip hop and Neo-Soul.