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  • Summary: The latest full-length release for Atlanta hip-hop duo EarthGang features guest appearances from Baby Tate, Nick Cannon, J. Cole, Future, CeeLo Green, JID, Ari Lennox, Musiq Soulchild, and Lynae Vanee.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Feb 25, 2022
    100
    There’s nothing wasted on GHETTO GODS, as every move purposefully builds to a crescendo. Even the skits, which can easily be a distraction on any album — especially one with 17 tracks — have a reason for existing.
  2. 80
    As they adopt the very sounds that cultivated them on their come-up, ‘Ghetto Gods’ should mark the start of EarthGang’s ascension to superstardom.
  3. Feb 25, 2022
    70
    Its musical colors are less vivid than Mirrorland. But some of these songs hit hard with palpable emotion, and their impact deepens with each fresh listening.
  4. Feb 28, 2022
    70
    Ghetto Gods was created through a plague and a racial reckoning. So, it's understandable that the fun factor and the tempo have been dialled down. Heavy is the pen. Still, when those heroic ghosts and EarthGang pop in synchronicity, the music is downright out of this world.
  5. Mar 11, 2022
    70
    EarthGang's rapping could often take a backseat to their grandiose production and arrangements, but Ghetto Gods balances quality vocal performances and detailed instrumentals.
  6. Mar 4, 2022
    65
    The rapping on GHETTO GODS features less filler and empty showmanship than EarthGang’s past releases, but their writing remains anonymous.
  7. Feb 25, 2022
    60
    There’s enough here to make even the most discerning New Rap playlist – but as a body of work it doesn’t land in the effortless fashion that made EARTHGANG such a pivotal pairing.
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  1. Mar 19, 2022
    9
    This album completely subverted my expectations of what earthgang were capable of a well written smooth rap album with great features and aThis album completely subverted my expectations of what earthgang were capable of a well written smooth rap album with great features and a special voice from all members of the group a unique and special rap album Expand
  2. Feb 27, 2022
    9
    I really liked this album. I only just started listening to earthgang in 2021 but I am so glad I did. Though this album strays away from theirI really liked this album. I only just started listening to earthgang in 2021 but I am so glad I did. Though this album strays away from their usual instumental beats to a more trap heavy feel, it's really enjoyable and a great listen. Expand
  3. Mar 2, 2022
    8
    SO glad to be finally listening to this new EARTHGANG after what seemed to be a slightly tumultuous roll out, getting pushed back multipleSO glad to be finally listening to this new EARTHGANG after what seemed to be a slightly tumultuous roll out, getting pushed back multiple times…

    The duo really find themselves in a new space here, bringing their signature psychedelic/creative bars and flows and meeting them with very of the times trap production.

    All in all this is a very easy listening project and it oozes chill vibes in the best ways… This can be thrown on in the background and folks might just be jamming to it, but if you sit with it and listen in on the lyrics, the experience is much different and I really love that duality...

    Favorite tracks are GHETTO GODS, ALL EYES ON ME, And SMOKE SUM.

    My rating is going to be a STRONG 8
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  4. Mar 21, 2022
    7
    Undeniably technically polished with regard to its production and rhyme schemes and admittedly improving substantially in the second half,Undeniably technically polished with regard to its production and rhyme schemes and admittedly improving substantially in the second half, "Ghetto Gods" nevertheless remains frustratingly hobbled by issues plaguing so many modern rap releases like trap-heavy beats that undermine the record's emotional core, excessive lyrical braggadocio over anything more substantive and a handful of tracks that could've been cut without harming the overall experience, and the greatness that it clearly yearns for is sadly kept just out of reach because of it.

    Choice Cuts: "Lie to Me," "American Horror Story," "Power [feat. CeeLo Green and Nick Cannon]"
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