#rewindreview: EarthGang ‘Royalty’ EP 2018



This was my first time giving the Atlanta G.A. duo a chance as their name had been buzzing for a few years leading up to this release. With co-signs from a few respectable veterans in HOP music as well as being apart of J. Cole’s Dreamville crew, the red carpet was laid for EarthGang. ‘Royalty’ is a twenty-five minute sample taste of the duo’s talent’s as rappers but even more importantly showing that even though they are from the land of “trap,” they provide more music than just the same drumkit and basic 808’s. The comparison was made early on that this was the closest to Outkast for a new generation. A description that I can easily understand people would make as a track like ‘Off The Lot’ featuring Mereba, feels like something birthed from Outkast’s third album ‘Aquemini.’ I believe the comparison’s do EarthGang more a disservice due to such big shoes to fill. Most acts post Outkast, that meant for their art to last have always instituted more live music and vibrant sounds. This is where this release truly shines as the music created by EarthGang along with, Like, Childish Major and Jones T provide a sonic atmosphere that leave listeners wanting more but indulging in a bit of nostalgia due to so much “basic” music associated with younger acts. EarthGang is different and I believe once their actual rapping voices are found and strengthened, they can truly create a lasting legacy. What did you think of the album?

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