Yesterday Amerigo Gazaway of Gummy Soul released a teaser for a dope-looking project mashing together elements from the throwback catalogs of two groups very close to Okayplayer’s heart; Pharcyde and A Tribe Called Quest. The result is something Gazaway calls Bizarre Tribe and the first leak from the mashtape is a track called “Runnin,” which morphs the Ronnie Foster “Mystic Brew“–AKA the backbone of ATCQ’s “Electric Relaxation” into the vocals of, duh, “Runnin.” There’s not many beats you could swap in to replace a J Dilla production without making listeners cry tears of frustration at your cursedly stupid. But if you’re going to attempt such a tricky surgical maneuver, “Electric Relaxation” is probably the beat you want to go with (stream below via bandcamp). By looks/listens of the video trailer (after the jump) the whole thing promises to be artfully done and OKP wholeheartedly endorses. Two great flavs that taste great together.
Imported from Detroit.