Label: Dreamville/Interscope Records
Released: September 25

Long before EarthGang emerged in the mainstream consciousness, they had begun forming their own version of the Dungeon Family, a loose collective of like-minded MCs and singers that mirrored the hip-hop heavyweight collective of the 1990s. While EarthGang were making early efforts to break through, they established a group within their collective, called Spillage Village, which also included JID. This was around 2013. By 2015, 6LACK joined the crew. Say what you will about EarthGang, but their ability to spot talent makes even the best A&Rs around jealous. With the success of each various faction reaching new heights in the past few years, the group decided to reunite for Spilligion, which features far more starpower than the group was ever able to accrue during their first go-round. The album retains the roots of the group, offering Southern slabs of trippy melodies and heady bars. Guests include Ari Lennox, Chance the Rapper, and Buddy, but for fans of the old Spillage Village, the most fun moments of the record are when the OG wrecking crew unites to wreak havoc. —Will Schube