EarthGang Talks Atlanta Gentrification, Atlanta’s Underground Scene, Forgoing Fun in College to Work on Music and Performs “Metropolis” Live In Studio
EarthGang is comprised of rappers Johnny Venus and Doctor Dot. The duo’s been putting in work for the better part of a decade and the payoff seems inevitable. They’ve been brought up on show by guests multiple times. Their crew, Spillage Village, includes KN alum J.I.D. who recently signed to J.Cole’s Dreamville imprint. So needless to say it seems like EG and SV are in for a big year.
Last year’s Bears Like This Too Much compilation was a shining example of Spillage Village’s effortless style. The tape was the 3rd entry in a series of “Bears” releases. Its opening track “Can’t Call It” with the aforementioned Cole was also featured on Dj Khaled’s Major Key. Bears was a late favorite of 2016 personally, and it proved the ATL underground is not to be ignored. SV are proper torchbearers of that Dungeon Fam / Goodie Mob bugged out ATL shit of yore.
I’m always trying to piece together what that ATL scene is like. This episode showed how surprisingly small and tight knit the scene really is. They reminisce about knowing 808 Mafia before they became the worlds most desired production crew, 6lack crashing on their couch, Makkonen before he was going up on a Tuesday, knowing Two9 from high school, and Young Thug performing at one of their shows. We also discuss the changes Atlanta is going through with gentrification, and how hard they worked on music in college.