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EarthGang have been given their own day in Atlanta

Johnny Venus of EarthGang.
Johnny Venus of EarthGang. (Shutterstock/Christian Bertrand)

EarthGang have been honored with their own day in their hometown of Atlanta.


On Saturday, the rap duo's eponymous non-profit organization held a sponsored a run for sustainable environmentalism near Piedmont Park.


After the run was complete, Atlanta City Councilmember Marci Collier Overstreet declared the day “EarthGang Day," according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


Talking about the event with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Doctor Dot, one half of EarthGang said: “We come from Black people that have high blood pressure and diabetes, and things like that. You don’t wanna keep that going. Now I’m seeing people that want to live longer.”


Olu, the other half of the group, said: “Moving into the space where not only being a participant but being a facilitator and conduit for bringing these experiences to people, where they don’t have to feel like they have to be a world-class athlete in order to move their bodies, in order to engage in something that’s healthy, and coupling it with your fanbase, is amazing."


Back in February, EarthGang released a new extended play, "Robophobia."


The EP is based on an animated trailer from the group which explored virtual reality and artificial intelligence.


According to a statement posted on EarthGang's social media shortly after the EP's release, “Robophobia is a sonic dive into a new terrain for EarthGang as they explore new soundscapes and topics on imperfections, connections and projections within humanity’s relationship with each other and AI.”



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