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.
My new friends from the elevator killed their set though @earthgang