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Written by: Maria Myraine, For: KevinNottingham.com

New York City is truly a city of random occurrences. After running into EarthGang, a young ATL Rap duo, in an elevator, they managed to get me backstage at their show in Irving Plaza. Turns out they are currently on Ab-Soul’s “These Days” Tour; barely halfway through the 40+ dates on the schedule. When I arrived backstage at Irving Plaza, accompanied by my friend, marketing manager of SABIT NYC’s skate brand, we were greeted with daps and alcohol. Definitely a warm welcome in the world of Hip Hop.

Initially, in the elevator, I was already appreciative of their down-to-earth attitude. Prior to their set, I was able to delve a little deeper into who EarthGang is. Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot, the duo who make up EG, seem to just be a couple kids living out their Hip Hop dreams. “We’re just glad to be a part of this shit. Two weeks ago, my car broke down and my engine was shot. I ain’t know what to do with my life and now I’m here in New York. My whole world is changing,” says Doc.
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My new friends from the elevator killed their set though @earthgang

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