EarthGang drops music video for new freestyle, “Aretha”

The duo ramp up the hype for their ‘Ghetto Gods’ album.

EarthGang have released a music video for “Aretha,” a new single from their upcoming album Ghetto Gods.

On “Aretha,” the duo take turns to spit hard-hitting bars over a soul-infused trap beat. “Black folks blowin’ smoke and we still ain’t feel seen / There’s people still locked up for life since seventeen,” Johnny Venus raps. The song’s memorable trap beat samples Aretha Franklin’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and is produced by EarthGang’s Olu and Yudu Gray.

EarthGang have also announced a new remix of “Options”, featuring Coi Leray and WowGr8. The remix is set to be out May 28, and features fresh verses from the two featured guests.

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The duo also posted an album update on Reddit regarding Ghetto Gods. “Album coming after Lolla. We appreciate our fans and we appreciate Reddit. More joints like the lemon pepper freestyle and Aretha are coming,” they wrote.

“It’s our most complete and succinct album we’ve had since [2015 album Strays With Rabies]. It sounds like nothing from us previously, we hope that’s a good thing. Festival run in the fall, can’t wait to see our fans.”

EarthGang also recently appeared in the music video for Sinead Harnett’s “Take Me Away,” and Olu contributed to Tobe Nwigwe’s “Wildlings.”

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Watch EarthGang hang out in the studio in the music video for “Aretha” here:

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