EarthGang Drops New Single “Black Light” from Upcoming EP ‘Robophobia’ Out Nov. 17
November 3, 2023 – Today, dynamic Atlanta-based hip hop duo, EarthGang, returns with their latest single “Black Light” hailing from their next EP installment set to drop November 17th. This fresh funk-inspired release comes on the heels of their Earthgang vs the Algorithm: RIP Human Art EP, which hit the airwaves last month. “Black Light” paves the way as the lead single for their forthcoming Robophobia EP, with a vintage sound and soulful vocals, taking listeners back to the 70s when artists weren’t influenced by the digital age. “Robophobia” will serve as the second chapter in EarthGang’s three-part series under the “Earthgang vs the Algorithm” umbrella, which takes a bold stance against the pervasive influence of algorithms and focuses on true creativity and freedom.
“Black Light” skillfully combines elements of hip-hop and funk to delve into the appreciation of raw human artistry. It boasts a mellow, laid-back tempo underscored by a smooth, groovy bassline that effortlessly envelopes the listener. The recurring lyrics “black light, expose your flaws” serve as a poignant reminder of our ability to acknowledge and grow from our own imperfections. The melodic R&B vocals beckon the audience to introspect and embrace their individuality.
EarthGang has garnered critical acclaim worldwide through its impressive discography which includes Mirrorland, Strays with Rabies, and Ghetto Gods. Their unique blend of southern hip-hop, soulful melodies, introspective lyrics, and genre-bending production has established them as one of contemporary hip-hop’s most innovative, original, and influential acts. Their work is often spotlighted by Rolling Stone, NME, BET, NPR, GQ and more.
EarthGang is an American hip-hop duo from Atlanta, Georgia, composed of Olu (also known as Johnny Venus) and WowGr8 (also known as Doctor Dot-born Eian Parker). They are co-founders of the musical collective Spillage Village, with JID, Hollywood JB, JordxnBryant, 6LACK, Mereba, and Benji. Formed in 2008, EarthGang released their first EP, The Better Party, in 2010. While also being childhood friends and creative partners, EarthGang combines elements of rap, soul, funk, and jazz in their music. They have been recognized for their thought-provoking lyrics, imaginative storytelling, and vibrant performances.
EarthGang has released several critically acclaimed projects, including their debut album “Mirrorland” in 2019, which gained praise for its diversity and creativity. Most recently, their EP ‘EarthGang vs the Algorithm: RIP Human Art’ explored the unrestricted power of true human artistry in a world dominated by algorithms. The project included thought-provoking singles “Die Today” and “Bobby Boucher,” which were praised for their charismatic vocal performances and music videos. The group has worked with well-known musicians like Mac Miller, Young Thug, J. Cole, and Ari Lennox.