The creator of 93 Still is back with Bap City, remixing the videos of 90s hip-hop artists M.O.P., Kool G Rap, The Beatnuts, Artifacts and more.
"Everyday in high school, I would come home and watch Rap City," says Gummy Soul founder Wally Clark. "That's how I would discover some of the more underground artists of the time, such as Telfon and Smoothe Da Hustler. I wanted to create a block of videos to could be watched together, that would capture the essence of watching Rap City in the 90s."
Filled with grimey samples over hard boom bap drums, Bap City is the perfect soundtrack to these freezing winter nights. So strap on your Tims and hoodies and enjoy.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of 93 'Til Infinity, Souls of Mischief graciously opened their vaults to give Gummy Soul the exclusive acapellas of their classic album, to remix for the first time ever.
As the framework of the project, Gummy Soul's Wally Clark, dug through his extensive record collection, and gathered all of the songs that were sampled to make hip-hop in 1993. Jazz, Funk and Soul songs, used to create classics from Digable Planets, Snoop Dogg and Black Moon, were then re-contextualized to provide familiar, yet updated versions of some of hip-hop's most beloved material.
"I wanted to take all of the records that people used back then, and create new compositions using the same techniques they were using -- such as filtered bass lines, classic drum breaks, echo-y horns -- to make an album that sounds like it could have been released in 1993," says Clark. "It was an amazing exercise trying to capture the essence of a sacred time in hip-hop. It also allowed me to playfully use samples that are normally deemed off-limits, because they are too well known."
Be on the look out for Soul's of Mischief's new album "There Is Only Now," produced by Adrian Younge, as well as the 93 'Til documentary, featuring Questlove, Mos Def, 9th Wonder, Pete Rock and more.
Released 04 September 2013 Produced by: Wally Clark twitter.com/WallyClarkGS Lyrics by: Souls of Mischief twitter.com/SOMHIERO Gummy Soul Records 2013
Artists that inspired 93 Still: Black Moon, A Tribe Called Quest, Akinyele, Mobb Deep, Prince Paul, Digable Planets, UGK, Eightball & MJG, Beatnuts, De La Soul, Wu-Tang Clan, Jungle Brothers, Big Daddy Kane, Brotha Lynch Hung, Young MC, King Tee, Onyx, Naughty By Nature, Fat Joe, Erik Sermon, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, M.O.P., Smif-N-Wesson, Cypress Hill, Jeru the Damaja, Eazy-E, Brand Nubian, Ice Cube, The Coup, Krs-One, Devin the Dude, Scarface, Da Bush Babees, LL Cool J, Beastie Boys, Snoop Doggy Dogg, Geto Boys, Dr. Dre, 5th Ward Boys, Tim Dogg, Above the Law, Intelligent Hoodlum, Salt-N-Pepa, Prime Minister Pete Nice, MC Ren, Lords of the Underground, Kurious, Nate Dogg, Queen Latifah, Yall So Stupid, Leaders of the New School, Masta Ace, Gangstarr, Freestyle Fellowship and many more.
Fresh off the success of 93 Still, the exclusive remix album of Souls of Mischief's 93 'Til Infinity, Gummy Soul founder Wally Clark is back with his 2nd solo release, and is Bandcamp's newest featured artist.
The Nashville native, who founded Gummy Soul in 2010, combines Tennessee's rich history of Soul music with his love of Hip-Hop, to create a feel that is both new, and from another time.
On Sportin' Waves, Clark uses his smokey voice, to seduce the listener with Southern charm and effortless wit. The result is a moody, sexually charged album, with clever tales that are funny, yet lyrically advanced, and filled with inebriated wisdom.
In a suit, and a slicked-back pompadour, Clark makes cocktails on stage, and raps with a Sure 55 "Elvis Mic," to channel the essence of the great Soul singers that he samples.
So pour yourself a strong drink, kick your feet up, and relax to Sportin' Waves.
Check out BandCamp's feature story blog.bandcamp.com/2013/10/01/how-the-past-sticks-with-us/ credits released 01 October 2013 Written by: Wally Clark twitter.com/WallyClarkGS Produced by: Gummy Soul twitter.com/GummySoul "Holla" beat by DoubleR
What do you get when you put together afrobeat legend Fela Kuti and rap pioneers De La Soul? You get Fela Soul; a musical tapestry created by Gummy Soul artist Amerigo Gazaway. More than just a clever title, Fela Soul is an 8-track, 33 minute journey into the world of afrobeat rhythms, funky horn riffs, and classic hip-hop gems. Using dozens of hand-picked samples from the Nigerian instrumentalist and political figure Fela Kuti, and 8 carefully-chosen acapellas from the Native Tongue rap trio De La Soul, Amerigo seamlessly intertwines the two into something completely new and original.
Please follow us: twitter.com#!/Gummysoul If you like our music, please buy some of our other releases. credits released 04 October 2011 Gummy Soul Produced by Amerigo Gazaway