5 Songs, 23 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

There's no better introduction to EARTHGANG’s heady, psychedelic take on Southern rap than "Meditate," the first single from their 2017 Rags EP. Backed by a mournful vocal sample, ghostly flute, and a broken-down beat, MCs Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot—joined by ATL compatriot J.I.D.—trade effortless, incisive verses about being young, gifted, and black in modern America. "Nowhere Fast" and "Red Light" ride the kind of languid, live-band soul that made Outkast famous; "Legendari" adds sultry sax and gleaming synths to the mix.

EDITORS’ NOTES

There's no better introduction to EARTHGANG’s heady, psychedelic take on Southern rap than "Meditate," the first single from their 2017 Rags EP. Backed by a mournful vocal sample, ghostly flute, and a broken-down beat, MCs Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot—joined by ATL compatriot J.I.D.—trade effortless, incisive verses about being young, gifted, and black in modern America. "Nowhere Fast" and "Red Light" ride the kind of languid, live-band soul that made Outkast famous; "Legendari" adds sultry sax and gleaming synths to the mix.

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