Posts Tagged ‘A Tribe Called Quest’



Audio Gumbo is a supporter and fan of The Remix on WRFG 89.3 FM, so it was an absolute honor to be asked to provide the soundtrack for the #BrittanyWhitneyTakeover segment from 12-2am.  Co-host Brittany brought me on to share some Audio Gumbo flava and feed her listeners some sonic goodness.  As always with AG, the goal is to expose, entertain and hip y’all to some dope, funky shit.  Listen to the exclusive playlist below and download the full episode of The Remix here!



Amerigo Gazaway, formerly of Gummy Soul, presents a very sultry Cali songstress by the name of Xiomara.  Ms. Lady takes covers to a whole new level with her bluesy renditions of Outkast’s “So Fresh, So Clean” and A Tribe Called Quest’s “Electric Relaxation” in A Tribe Called Outkast: A Tribute.  Transforming the original songs into smoothed out, ultra-melodic tracks, Xiomara’s sound is reminiscent of a sexy night at an underground speakeasy.  Get into it under the cut.


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The Dungeon Dragon and the Abstract Poet are together again!  A couple of new joints mixed in seamlessly with some classic material comprises “The Abstract and The Dragon” mixtape.  The mixtape features some nice interludes that provide a narration to Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip’s 20+ years of friendship and collaborations.  There may be some disappointment if you’re looking for an album entirely of new tracks, but it never hurts to relive those moments that ushered in your love for hip hop in the first place.  Cop the download here!


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Get into this mashup of Outkast rhymes over ATCQ beats.  Ghetto Blastic & The Soulition present A Tribe Called Kast, a blend of 12 remixes reworked and funked up by Nappy DJ NeedlesDownload it here.  Get a quick taste below.

Goodness copped from BamaLoveSoul.


“Industry rule #4080: record company people are shady.”  Q-Tip hipped folks to this many moons ago and we’re still witnessing the greed and misappropriation of our (hip hop) culture from huge record labels.  I’m a fan of Gummy Soul and Amerigo Gazaway.  They’ve proven themselves as innovators and risk takers.  They recently released Gazaway’s mash-up Bizarre Tribe, a conceptual meeting of A Tribe Called Quest and The Pharcyde hits.  An incredibly familiar but original idea, Bizarre Tribe is a classic hip hop head’s wet dream.  Apparently, Sony has caught wind and wants some of the pie.  Sony sent a cease and desist letter to the producers to stop distributing the free project.  WTF??  Read Gummy Soul’s informative, hell-yeah worthy retort below. (more…)

Jazz versions of hip hop songs can either turn out to be very dope or very corny.  Fortunately, composer/producer brandon* seems to have perfected the art of the hip hop instrumental.  Tackling one of A Tribe Called Quest’s smoothest tracks, brandon* has certainly infused his own flavor into “Find A Way,” which will compel you to want more.


First heard at BamaLoveSoul.

It’s here!  It’s here!:  The perfect union of a few of hip hop’s greatest and proudest moments.  Gummy Soul’s Amerigo Gazaway returns with a thoughtful and innovative mashup of the jazzy goodness of A Tribe Called Quest and the eclectic lyricism of The Pharcyde with Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The PharcydeQuestlove calls the mashup, “brilliant”; Okayplayer raves, “Two great flavors that tastes great together”; NPR sends its praises, “Gummy Soul producer Amerigo Gazaway makes his ingredients sound as if they were born to be together”; Audio Gumbo rhapsodized, “Amerigo Gazaway lives up to the high expectations that the creation of Fela Soul put in place.  He does mashups very well.”  Under the cut, you can download and listen to put in your two cents.


Last year, a very dope mashup of Fela Kuti and De La Soul hits, Fela Soul, was brought to us by the extremely creative mind of Amerigo Gazaway of Gummy Soul.  This year, Gazaway has harnested that same intense energy to produce a mashup of The Pharcyde and A Tribe Called Quest, Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The PharcydeSet to drop on the anniversary of the release of Fela Soul, September 13, there’s no doubt that something spectacular is on the horizon.  Enjoy a little sample of what’s to come.