Atlanta duo EarthGang took a break from releasing music for a couple years after their sophomore album in 2015, and their new releases prove that they were taking that time to perfect their craft. They sound more refined than ever on their new Royalty EP, their third one in less than six months following the Rags EP and Robots EP.
The new hip-hop project features five tracks spanning multiple sub-genres including the single "Nothin' But The Best" and some entertaining, smoked-out skits in between to set the mood. It's clear to see what J. Cole saw in these two when he signed them to his Dreamville label; their complex, technical verses are among the best in hip-hop right now and they know how to construct incredibly catchy choruses. Members Doctor Dot and Johnny Venus are able to seamlessly infuse jazz and funk styles into their sound, and there's a good reason they have been getting comparisons to a contemporary Outkast.
Make sure to check out all three EP's in their trilogy if this is your first time hearing of them, and look out for their new album Mirror Land to drop sometime this year. Enjoy!