The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents: EarthGang - Welcome to Mirrorland

Cervantes Presents

The Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents: EarthGang - Welcome to Mirrorland

Benji, Duckwrth

Wed Oct 30 2019

7:00 pm

$23.50 - $75.00

This event is all ages

Hailing from Atlanta, GA, ​EarthGang is comprised of ​Olu ​and WowGr8 ​– they both met on the first day of school, solidifying a fesh friendship over their school burning down (true story!) and a love for music that doesn’t follow the rules. Instead, the young artists embody the best of the new generation in music—and plenty of critics and fans alike have taken note. Marrying lean, sharp-eyed lyricism with Southern-fried soul, every song arrives fully formed, hitting hard and landing jokes while also delving deep into political issues. They spent their college days recording in dorm rooms and collaborating with local producers when they were discovered – and then signed – by J. Cole to his Interscope imprint, ​Dreamville​.
Having released mixtapes and one off singles, EarthGang hit a stride with their 3-EP project inspired by “​The Wiz;” ​Rags (Scarecrow), ​Robots ​(Tinman) and ​Royalty (the lion). The new music saw the duo tour the globe relentlessly supporting the likes of J. Cole, Young Thug, Billie Eillish, Mac Miller, Jaden Smith and more. In 2019, EarthGang continued their dominance by contributing to the year’s best hip hop compilation in Revenge of The Dreamers III​. The project debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 charts and RIAA certified Gold shined a spotlight on the pair as they go into the release of their upcoming project.
Bursting with energy and having garnered a cult like live following, the ATLiens have been critically praised by the likes of ​Pitchfork,​ H​ ypebeast​, ​Highsnobiety​, H​ ot New Hip Hop​, C​ onsequence of Sound​, U​ proxx​, Pigeons & Planes ​and more. Stretching beyond the “indie hip-hop” label they’ve been brandished with, EarthGang are ready to reach a wider audience with slick-sharp lyrics that cut through the hazy blur of ratchet rap and an avid interest in never settling, or resting on their laurels.
Benji. is a multifaceted rapper singer producer and musician from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
South Central recording artist and designer, DUCKWRTH, is known for releasing honest, in your face, genre-defying music and an even more electrifying live performance and he is ready to bring that energy to a city near you.
Duckwrth, born Jared Lee, started developing a cult fan base by appearing on popular TeamBackPack Youtube videos and releasing local mixtapes like "Ducktape" and "Taxfree V1". After a stint living in New York during the increased tension of police brutality and gentrification, he saw firsthand the determination, sacrifice and commitment it would take to be as great as he wanted to be without compromising his integrity. This journey led to the release of the politically charged Kickdrums collaboration project, titled "NOWHERE". DUCKWRTH's overall experience inspired him to take a fearless approach to writing, producing and performing his own music.
In 2016, DUCKWRTH took the energy he developed in New York back to Los Angeles where he created and released his critically acclaimed debut LP, I'M UUGLY. I'M UUGLY is equal parts mainstream and underground. With smooth crossover tracks like I'M DEAD and RAREPANTHER to mosh pit songs like BLAKK RAGER and RUUUN, this was a project that merged the most unique parts of DUCKWRTH's personality and talents to create a sound and visual palette that indicated he had not only grown as an artist but well on his way to being a music icon and visionary for his generation.
DUCKWRTH's recently released project, an XTRA UUGLY Mixtape, vowed to take that vision a step further by blending genres from rock to hip hop to funk and soul and incorporating live elements from guitars to violins. What started as just an accumulation of demos he started while working on his previous release quickly proved to be more than just a few leftover tracks sitting on his hard drive. It is a legitimate body of work that caught the attention of tastemakers around the world.
Venue Information:
Black Sheep
2106 E. Platte Ave
Colorado Springs, CO, 80909