Friday, September 14, 2012

Party & Bullsh*t: This Week in Nashville Hip-Hop [Amerigo Gazaway, Dee Goodz, Wick-It, Rex2]

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Aww, shit. It's been a helluva week for hip-hop here in Nashville. Or more accurately, it's been a helluva week for Nashville hip-hop in the outside world. Just when I was beginning to think this whole Nashville hip-hop thing was just a wild dream in my drug-addled mind, I got validation from the outside world. I'm not crazy! Or maybe I am, but whatever, 'cause the crew is getting daps from coast to coast. First up, Gummy Soul's Amerigo Gazaway is working his remix magic again, scoring shout-outs from Egotrip, Vulture, Okayplayer, 2Dopeboyz and so and so forth for his new Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to the Pharcyde mixtape. The follow-up to 2011's Fela Soul mixtape finds Gazaway flipping classic samples from the catalog of A Tribe Called Quest under vocals from The Pharcyde's golden-age catalog — they were never as good once Fatlip was gone — and it's exactly as dope as you would hope. Or, as declared earlier, Bizarre Tribe is "pure motherfucking hip-hop gold." Download the whole album on Bandcamp.

Now it's time for some more nationally recognized partying and bullshitting ...

* Dee Goodz is back with the first single from his upcoming Donny Ca$h project — and it's tasty dubbed-out (like reggae-dubbed) soul flip with a laid-back creeper of a beat. It's hot, and marks further evolution in Goodz's sound. And now XXL and Complex are hip to his shit, so you can officially say you "knew him when." Or not, I don't know if you actually know him.

* CANONBALLLLL!!! Wick-It is back from tour and back to his old shenanigans, this time dropping "The Golden Trap Gangsta," which also happens to have a dub reggae influence. (Please, please, please let this be a trend. More dub more often means more happy P&B.) But, 'cuz it's Senor Wick-ilito, it takes a turn for the Trap, drops a few Anchorman clips and generally keeps it party-ready.

* By now I'm sure you've heard about the Wiz Khalifa show at Bridgestone on Nov. 25hope he remembers to keep the reefer on the DL. But have you seen the latest mural from Rex2 advertising said show? It's dope, and there's a process video to go with it. It's a different style for Rex — maybe a little more twee than typical — but it's a dope piece and actually made me think, "Hmm, maybe I'll go to that show."

Got a hot tape, dope show or cool video? Hit me up on Twitter or email music[at]nashvillescene[dot]com.

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