The road to EarthGang’s Mirrorland is nearing its conclusion. The Atlanta duo, made up of Johnny Venus and Doctor Dot, are in the finishing stages of their biggest project yet. As it happens, the album is also shaping up to be Dreamville’s first big drop of the year, a likely leadoff to a loaded campaign. Now, EarthGang has come through with a new single called “Proud Of U,” enlisting Young Thug for the occasion.
Thugger and EarthGang previously linked up during J. Cole’s KOD tour, where they bonded over GTA sessions and mutual admiration of the craft. Upon hitting the studio, the trifecta came through with a Venus produced banger, which highlights the scope of their stylistic versatility. Kicking things off with his melodic and soulful presence, Venus takes to the up-tempo instrumental with an infectious refrain. Thugger steps up next, spitting bars in celebration of his love interest, once again reiterating his deadly combination of “cadence and nice teeth.”
As Dot’s verse approaches, Venus lays down a beat-switch, opting for a more overtly percussive direction. 808s are the backdrop as Dot goes off, his technical prowess and slippery flow making for a uniquely intriguing combination. Check out “Proud Of U” now, and keep an eye out for Mirrorland. While we have yet to receive an official release date, the duo recently claimed it’s ninety-percent complete.
In the meantime, get an exclusive look at Dreamville’s latest moves through our cover story on J.I.D. and EarthGang, right HERE.
Wow, pray for me even though I don’t deserve it
Get off your knees and bend over and bust it
We don’t fight or get to posting our business
Teaching each other to have a discussion
Wow, wow, I’m so fuc**ng proud
Keep taking back shots like that
Fuck around, give your ass a child
You are a keychain of colors
On me fireworks she fu***g wild