New York City, NY — by Destine Manson
This story was originally published on New York University’s Washington Square News.
Rap duo EARTHGANG’s latest album “GHETTO GODS” is a deep car conversation with friends — one that navigates the experience of being Black and in your 20s today. “GHETTO GODS” is a literal trip down memory lane as Doctur Dot (Wowgr8) and Johnny Venus (Olu) rap about life over soulful, bass-heavy beats. It’s an EARTHGANG album exhibiting the unapologetic blooming artistry coming from artists nurtured by their commitment to stay true to their roots in Atlanta’s Westside.
Originally scheduled for Jan. 28, the album’s release was delayed for almost a month. The rap duo cited clearance issues for the delay in the release of their third official album, and expressed their frustrations on social media.
“After promising so much and realizing that it wasn’t in the stars we as a team got proactive to set up any way possible for fans to hear the music,” the group said in an Instagram post. To make it up to fans, EARTHGANG went on a tour in select cities to perform the album for free in small venues.
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