Digital Cover Story: J.I.D & EarthGang
After EarthGang briefly teased a Revenge of the Dreamers three compilation in mid-December, J. Cole put the plan into motion on the high of January, for the entire public to see. In a game-changing tactic, the top of the Dreamville imprint despatched out unique invites for a week-long rap camp in Atlanta. The first invites had been revealed by Dreamville’s in-house expertise, together with J.I.D and EarthGang. Following which, social media feeds had been quickly suffering from the gritty yellow invites, every labeled to its chosen recipient, absolutely making anybody with out an invite envious within the process– it was just like the celebration in elementary college that you weren’t invited to, however everybody was speaking about. Yet, that is to not converse ailing of Dreamville, one of the vital open-armed and collaborative collectives on the market; even the quantity of artists that did obtain invites was stunning and spoke to the camp’s good-natured angle and humility.
Among the Dreamville collective, although, there was a definite curiosity and pleasure surrounding J.I.D, with the discharge of his current album DiCaprio 2 solely intensifying this consensus amongst hip-hop heads. His uncooked expertise, numerous influences, and technical capability have made him a likeable rap determine throughout many varieties of audiences. Then, there may be the duo of EarthGang, who’re on the precipice of their very own large 12 months. This is all only a feeling, nevertheless it’s one which is mostly agreed upon inside the hip-hop neighborhood. The anticipation for Dot and Venus’ album MirrorLand has clearly heightened, maybe much more so for the reason that launch of the exceptional, good-hearted and barely quirky “Proud of U” with touring mate Young Thug earlier this week.
All this to say: it may be a fantastic 12 months for each J.I.D and EarthGang in 2019, and we’re right here for it.
Before the bandwagon begins to spill over, we had our author Mitch head all the way down to Atlanta because the Revenge of the Dreamers three periods had been underway. His story, which you’ll click on beneath to learn, not solely helps paint an image of the kind of camaraderie and output that was happening through the week of January sixth to the sixteenth, he was additionally in a position to go to the Spillage Village home, EarthGang and J.I.D’s place of come-up.
READ OUR NEW DIGITAL COVER STORY WITH J.I.D AND EARTHGANG.