|Origin||Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|Genres||Hip hop, neo soul, funk|
Spillage Village is an American musical collective from Atlanta, Georgia. The group is composed of rappers, singers and producers, and was founded by the members of EarthGang. Spillage Village began its collaboration in the early 2010s at Hampton University in Virginia. Spillage Village is primarily made up of five initial members with a split-base in both Atlanta and Baltimore.
2010–2015: Formation of Spillage Village and collective EP’s
The group was originally founded by Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot of EarthGang, who recruited rapper J.I.D to the group during their time at Hampton University. Brothers Hollywood JB and JordxnBryant joined the Spillage Village soon after. Doctur Dot and Johnny Venus approached J.I.D after hearing his first mixtape around campus in 2010. The rest of the group also came into Spillage Village through connections including producer Hollywood JB, who met Doctur Dot at a block party and joined soon afterward. Their first EP as a collective, Bears Like This, was released independently on February 2, 2014. The album was an exclusive project between the initial five members of Spillage Village, with no features by outside artists. Later in 2014, they announced that singer Mereba had joined the collective, along with 6LACK who used to live at EarthGang’s house. A year later, Spillage Village followed up with their second EP, Bears Like This Too on July 6, 2015, including 6LACK and OG Maco.
2016–present: Rise in popularity and Dreamville affiliation
On July 29, 2016, DJ Khaled’s ninth studio album, Major Key, included a track produced by Hollywood JB titled ”Jermaine's Interlude" featuring J. Cole and EarthGang. The track originally came into fruition after Cole invited EarthGang and J.I.D to his studio, and Hollywood JB played him the beat. The song was later released in full as a Spillage Village single called “Can’t Call It” on November 8, 2016. Spillage Village released their studio album Bears Like This Too Much on December 2, 2016. It soon proved to be their breakout project as a collective. Outside of the Spillage Village initial five, the album featured only three outside artists: J. Cole, Bas, and Quentin Miller. Production was from a variety of contributors, including Mac Miller, Childish Major, J. Cole, and Hollywood JB. When describing the collective albums, EarthGang said: "It's the third part to the saga. We use these "Bears" projects like checkpoints, markers in time. The first one came out when we first started fucking around with these sounds. The second one came as niggas had toured a little bit, learned a little bit. At this point now, we've been on tours, we've got a lot of other things we've been working on." In 2017, it was announced that J.I.D and EarthGang signed to Dreamville Records. In a Reddit post, EarthGang announced that Lute is the newest member of Spillage Village, after touring with him and J.I.D in 2018.
|Bears Like This Too Much||
|Bears Like This||
|Bears Like This Too||
|"Can’t Call It"
(featuring EARTHGANG, J.I.D, J. Cole & Bas)
|2016||Bears Like This Too Much|
(featuring J.I.D & Quentin Miller)
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