EarthGang is comprised of Johnny Venus and Doctour Dot. The self-proclaimed “Spiritual Activists” performed the most down-to-earth set from their groundbreaking discography. EarthGang’s 90s ATL Outkast and Goodie Mob roots were a slam dunk with the crowd, a reflection of Johnny Venus’ vintage Orlando Magic Penny Hardaway jersey.
Cozz had a visible effect on the packed venue as the crowd swayed to the west coast bounce. The crowd would become antsy to hear the headliner perform. “Bas! Bas!”, their demands were seconds away from starting a riot.
Finally Bas arrives on stage and the venue erupted in elation.
A sturdy bassline was followed by a symphonic synth and a soft piano melody. “You’re only as low as you think, fuck it/you’re never as low as you think/nah, nah, nah, man you’re never as low as you think” Bas was heard harmonizing the chorus to his single Dopamine from his Billboard top 10 album “Two High To Riot“. The chorus was followed by the off-stage vocals of Cozz rapping “I’m at work like fuck it man, i might flip and tell my manager to suck it man, what’s two hundred dollars a week, i got a bunch of fam…”, as he ran on stage to be met with astounding screams from the crowd.
“You’re only as low as you think, fuck it/you’re never as low as you think/nah, nah, nah, man you’re never as low as you think”
The fans ricocheted each word from the songs performed. Through out the night the energy would continue to elevate to new heights, but you’re never as high as you think.
Photos credit: Edoardo Villan
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Patrick Funom is the Editor In Chief of 8Pounds.com