They say it takes a village, and in the world of hip hop that is no different. In 1993, Wu-Tang Clan emerged on the scene with RZA’s production and nine hungry MCs from Staten Island with something to prove. Meanwhile in Atlanta inside the basement of Rico Wade’s mother’s house calling it “The Dungeon.” The production team known as Organized Noise consisting of Wade, Ray Murray and Sleepy Brown would create the Dungeon Family giving the world of hip hop groups Outkast and Goodie Mob.
Our WNXP Nashville Artists of the Month Six One Tribe studied the blueprint of previous hip hop collectives and are creating a sound of their own. 16 members all bringing their own style from melodic flows, to conscious storytelling and even your dirty south emcees. Instead of a Dungeon, its Eastside Manor in the Inglewood neighborhood where the collective makes their magic happen.
Six One Tribe members Evan Gray, Andrewolfe, and collective co-founder Gee Slab joined us in studio to discuss inspiration from some of their favorite hip hop collectives from Dungeon Family, Wu-Tang Clan, Griselda, Dreamville, Roc-A-Fella, Cash Money/Young Money and artists from Larry June, Nipsey Hussle, Travis Scott and Lupe Fiasco.
Listen to the full DJ set above the article.