Several months ago TheUrbanDaily.com introduced our readers to a clever and imaginative mixtape project called “Bizarre Tribe: A Quest To The Pharcyde,” produced by Gummy Soul founders Amerigo Gazaway and DJ Wally Clark.
The project, which featured vocals from The Pharcyde and reconstructed beats of A Tribe Called Quest, was the follow-up to the “Fela Soul” mix which mashed up De La Soul lyrics with Fela Kuti-inspired instrumentals. Both were positively received and celebrated by fans for their creativity and execution.
Amerigo has been producing for the last thirteen years and his father is jazz trumpeter Gary Gazaway, so music is in his blood. Wally began his music career on the radio at Vanderbilt College under the influence of Stones Throw Records founder Egon. As Gummy Soul they have demonstrated a commitment to creating and highlighting melodic, headphone friendly hip-hop through their label and website, GummySoul.com.
However, no good deed goes unpunished. The two producers have recently been hit with a cease and desist order from Sony Records over the A Tribe Called Quest inspired content of “Bizarre Tribe,” (YOU CAN READ THE FULL ORDER AND RESPONSE HERE AT NODFACTOR.COM).
In this interview with TheUrbanDaily.com Amerigo and Wally tell us about the response to their work from the artists and the issues they have had with major labels over their work.
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