It’s no secret that Hot 97’s Ebro Darden is particularly critical about the new wave of Atlanta rappers. While I don’t always agree with most of his opinions, I do know how much he cares about the culture, despite his trolling antics, and I do agree that for the most part, the Atlanta rap scene has dumbed down their sound, to an extent.
Back in January, Ebro, Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez invited music mogul Jermaine Dupri up for a 50-minute conversation which covered everything from his personal life, his relationship status with Janet Jackson and more, before the entire build switched over to the Atlanta music scene.
Regarding the state of ATL rap, Ebro stated: “All y’all gotta get your bars up” before Rosenberg interjected with “As a result of what Atlanta has become, and how much it has dominated the strip club scene; the reason why you’re precisely wrong about — not that you’re saying Atlanta’s like dead or anything — but the reason that Atlanta is gonna have a great run moving forward is because there are so many kids in Atlanta who hate that all Atlanta’s known for is strip culture.”
To drive home this exact point, 22-year old up-and-coming ATL rapper DAEtrius decided to record a five-track EP titled, wait for it… The EBRO Demo.
The EP, mainly produced by Epikh Pro (Bryson Tiller, Royce Da 5’9″) is set off with a soundbite of the aforementioned conversation, and ends on a high note, with another soundbite of Rosenberg praising artists like Raury, Childish Gambino and DAEtrius himself.
It’s a great conversation piece and a well thought-out and executed project and can be streamed in its entirety below. If you’re a fan of the EP, stay tuned as DAEtrius continues working on his debut project.