(AllHipHop News) EarthGang's Mirrorland album arrived on September 6. The critically-acclaimed LP led to a discussion on Twitter about the resemblance between the Dreamville duo and the legendary OutKast.
"Earthgang is like the OutKast of this generation only with two Andre’s. I’m so here for it," tweeted YesJulz. The social media personality caught heat for seemingly disregarding OutKast member Big Boi by only praising his groupmate Andre 3000.
She added, "Where was the disrespect? I love OutKast. I love [Big Boi]. I grew up on them. I love Earthgang. I simply feel that they both favor Andre a bit more stylistically. I was simply giving a [compliment]. No need to turn this into a negative thing. Please carry on with your day & enjoy it."
Big Boi and Organized Noize's Sleepy Brown stopped by The Breakfast Club to promote their upcoming new collaboration “Intentions." While on the Power 105.1 radio show, Big Boi was asked about YesJulz's comments.
"My son hit me... 'You're trending on Twitter. Some white b*tch had said something.' I was like, 'What?' He said, 'Yeah, but they killing that broad,'" recalled Big Boi.
The Grammy winner added, "When you reach god-emcee status, it's hard for people to see you up here in these clouds. You just gotta pull the tape. Twenty-five years. We won everything and done everything in music."
EarthGang was asked about the comparisons to OutKast in a 2015 feature on AllHipHop. Olu (formerly known as Johnny Venus) and WowGr8 (formerly known as Doctur Dot) were interviewed as part of the #ATLRiseUp series.
“Some people give that as a lazy comparison without going through the music. It’s two cats from Atlanta who really got some content, so we’re going to put them in the OutKast lane," said Olu.
The Spillage Village representative continued, “On the flip side of that, it’s still cool when your name is brought up - not on the same level - in relation to people that have done so many things. It’s motivating and ensures you’re on the right path. It’s not a glass ceiling. That’s not how I see it."