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.
Check out the video here:
released September 4, 2013
Produced by: Wally Clark twitter.com/WallyClarkGS
Lyrics by: Souls of Mischief twitter.com/SOMHIERO
Mixed By: HiDef twitter.com/ProducedByHidef
Mixed By: Sosa twitter.com/BeatsBySosa
Additional Acapella support by: The Goodwill Projects @guillermochiapa
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.
Special thank you to Souls of Mischief and Tim House.