GHETTO GODS

EARTHGANG - GHETTO GODS
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2022 Ratings: #698 / 760
User Score
Based on 473 ratings
2022 Ratings: #691
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
NME

With their second album, Olu and WowGr8 enlist scene titans such as Future to push their expeditious rise way up into the stratosphere.

70
Rolling Stone
The Atlanta duo sound like they’re spreading their wings and embracing challenges.
70
Exclaim!

Whereas Mirrorland came from a comparatively calm moment in history, 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.

70
The Needle Drop

Venus and Dot have a lot to say on Ghetto Gods, without taking themselves too seriously.

70
AllMusic

EarthGang's rapping could often take a backseat to their grandiose production and arrangements, but Ghetto Gods balances quality vocal performances and detailed instrumentals.

65
Pitchfork
On their latest album, the Atlanta duo paints a more intimate portrait of their city but struggles to personalize their homages. They hit their stride when they speak directly to the people.
60
Clash
‘Ghetto Gods’ isn’t a failure per se – 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.
50
Spectrum Culture
Without a doubt, the duo’s forte is, to put it simply, vibes; but they also occasionally drop an out-and-out dud.
Case
70

While I do like a lot of things about Ghetto Gods, it’s just not fully realized enough for it to reach its full potential. There are some solid highlights, but this just kinda feels like they’re still trying to figure out their sound somewhat. I do enjoy it quite a bit though, and I could see it growing on me even more with more listens.

Rollo_P
75

Good ol' Earthgang. In their pursuit of trying to sound as unique as they possibly can, they've accidentally went backwards and become rather easy to see coming. Don't get me wrong, they'll never drop a mid or dogshit album - they're too good for that. No, instead, they'll just leave you wanting jussssssst enough to keep listening, but never delivering the hard-hitting punch that we know they're capable of. Or, at least, had been capable of back in 2015. Now, it's just funky, trappy, jazzy ... read more

murderousmonk
65

Kinda underwhelming. I'd like to think I love Earthgang's flows and inventive-ness, but this is a major step backwards into some lackluster trap and offbeat, half-baked r&b. There were a couple highlights every now and then, but for delaying an album for sample clearances, going on tour for this album, and even dropping my precious Smino feature, it all worked against an album that tries to be either really fun, conscious, or smooth but misses the mark on most. I really only found like 5 ... read more

C0Kain
80

EARTHGANG reemerges into the hip-hop scene with a well-rounded and very ironed out trap-rap LP. Heavy hitting lyrics, a wide arrange of features and stellar beats showcase that these two have what it takes to craft that "Classic Album".

41

Underwhelming. Best Song: WATERBOYZ

poosock24
83

These guys know how to have fun

Fav Tracks: GHETTO GODS, BILLI, WATERBOYZ, AMEN, LIE TO ME, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, STRONG FRIENDS, RUN TOO

Least Fav Track: SMOKE SUM

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Track List

1THE GLOW
0:45
56
2GHETTO GODS
2:46
76
3BILLI
2:43
feat. Future
68
4WATERBOYZ
5:03
with JID, J. Cole
78
5HEY BOO
0:31
54
6AMEN
3:16
68
7ALL EYES ON ME
4:00
69
8LIE TO ME
4:07
72
9JEANS INTERLUDE
0:33
55
10BLACK PEARLS
3:18
feat. Baby Tate
72
11NEEZY'S WALK
0:37
62
12AMERICAN HORROR STORY
5:09
76
13POWER
4:33
72
14ZAZA
0:42
57
15SMOKE SUM
4:54
71
16STRONG FRIENDS
4:39
70
17RUN TOO
5:18
72
Total Length: 53 minutes

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Added on: February 15, 2021