Bizarre Tribe A Quest to The Pharcyde (Album + Video)
Join Gummy Soul’s Amerigo Gazaway as he embarks on a 55 minute “Quest to The Pharcyde”. Utilizing the original Jazz, Soul and Funk recordings sampled throughout A Tribe Called Quest’s extensive catalogue, Gazaway recreates classic productions — pairing his reinterpreted instrumentals with select vocals from West Coast “golden era” favorites, The Pharcyde.
Download the full album below:
UPDATE: BIZARRE TRIBE GETS SHUT DOWN
Last Friday, Gummy Soul was sent a cease and desist order for Amerigo Gazaway’s “Bizarre Tribe: A Quest To The Pharcyde”.
The record label is claiming copyright infringement and has demanded that we take the album down immediately or face further litigation for damages.
While less than 3 minutes of the 55 minute Bizarre Tribe experience is label owned material from the artist(you’ll remember Amerigo flipped the original sourced records they SAMPLED, as opposed to having sampled their music directly), the label feels that our project is non-transformative, and is in direct competition with the original material.
Though we are confident that our work falls under “fair use” as defined by the Copyright Act of 1976, (something we explain further in our open letter response , we cannot afford to take on this battle. Due to the sheer amount of samples required to create this project, it would be impossible for a label of our size to release Bizarre Tribe through traditional means. Although Bizarre Tribe has always been available for free, the label is demanding our immediate compliance.
As of now, Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde is no longer available through Gummy Soul Records. If you would like to get involved, we have provided a few easy ways for you to help.
1. Read and share our open letter response:
2. Visit BizarreTribe.com to find out more on how you can help.
As always, we thank you for your continued support and look forward to bringing you more music in the future. In the meantime, stay tuned and KEEP BOUNCING.
- Gummy Soul