EarthGang, an Atlanta-based hip hop duo, take listeners on a mystified trip with their latest album Mirrorland, an A1 Dreamville Records‘ production that exhibits Atlanta’s explicit creative power through an outlandish, circus-themed soundtrack brought to you by two of the rap game’s most whimsical.
Attending to the sounds of two wickedly-talented rappers and Spillage Village co-founders Olu and WowGr8, the flawless pairing behind EarthGang, is to escape the mundane and embrace the extraordinary. Mirrorland is a musical evocation of losing yourself in a house of mirrors, running wild with gypsies, braced by fire blowers and mesmerised by contortionists.
Mirrorland is heavily influenced by the 1978 film The Wiz, an African-American adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. This 14-track album is an inviting exposé of the many mystical landscapes that only Atlanta, Georgia, has to offer.
EarthGang is simply beguiling; a one-of-a-kind artist reinventing the multi-faceted world of hip hop as we know it with Mirrorland, featuring Young Thug, T-Pain, Kehlani, Arin Ray, and Malik.
Admit one to the circus below.
Swedish-Iranian muse Snoh Aalegra, proves a pure ride-or-die for the new wave of alternative RnB with sophomore album Ugh, those feels again – a celestial, track-by-track portrayal of losing “the one” you didn’t plan on.
Ugh, those feels again, the follow-up album to her well-received debut FEELS (2017), sees an (even more) vulnerable Snoh; baring the complete spectrum of emotion that comes with falling hard (“Situationship“) for what feels like the love of a lifetime (“Find Someone Like You“), to giving it your all (“You“) only to find out that when you finally break all of the smoky mirrors (“Nothing to Me“) – it’s all over and here comes those feels again (“I Didn’t Mean to Fall in Love“).
And finally, when you’re really through… there comes a moment of enlightenment and self-discovery (the ultimate “Peace“).
Simply mesmerising, Snoh is one of the rare few artists that effortlessly demands attention all by herself with no special features in this album – just Snoh, her beatific vocals, a refreshingly-impressive range and of course, to top it all off… Snoh doesn’t just wear her heart on her sleeve, she puts every bit of it into her music.
Hear the bliss below.
Atlantic Records‘ fresh-faced rapper-singer and songwriter, YBN Cordae, stupefies listeners with his debut solo album The Lost Boy – a bona fide and impassioned project well beyond his years.
YBN Cordae, born Cordae Amari Dunston, first made a name for himself as part of the YBN gang, the young “internet rap clique” that went viral. Now, Cordae rightly sets him self apart as an independent artist with the very aptitude to rewrite the rules of the game.
Cordae is undeniably unique by nature, flipping the switch from witty (“RNP” feat. Anderson .Paak) and somewhat comical, to gritty and gripping (“Broke as F**k“), everywhere from spitting full-hearted bars (“Nightmares Are Real” feat. Pusha T) , to delving into soul with mellow vocals; this is one upcoming artist the industry’s bound to watch.
The Lost Boy also features Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla $ign, Meek Mill, and Arin Ray.
Listen now below.