Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot, otherwise known as Atlanta super duo, Earthgang, are here to whisk you away to another dimension. Now signed to J. Cole’s Dreamville roster, the two just released their third EP in the past year, Royalty. Acting as the final piece of their Rags, Robots, Royalty trilogy, the EP is triumphant finale through the journey of the self.
Over the course of a phone call, I chatted with Dot and Venus while they caught their breath in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Near the halfway point of their Never Had Shit Tour with J.I.D and Lute, the two explained to me the origins of the trilogy and their upcoming album Mirrorland. We spoke about the growth the two have seen over their ten-year career and how and why it's always okay to feel lonely.
Peep our conversation below, lightly edited for clarity.