Alternative duo Hippie Tribe, consisting of dp.thuH and blond.bomber, return with their brand new two-pack EP Gullah Punk: mod 1. Available today, via their own imprint, OTOLO Records, the Brooklyn-based outfit continues to push boundaries sonically.
“Generation after generation come and go and we write the same narratives,” says dp.thuH. “The Black community has operated at the mercy of the US government since the shores of West Africa were breached. As an American Black man and descendant of the Gullah Geechee people, I know all too well the longing for a history that’s nearly erased, all while hoping my present dystopian-like experience will somehow evolve into a prominent future. Well, we got really tired of hoping so we decided to make our own future, today.”
Gullah Punk: mod 1 magnifies the duo’s artistic identity. Driven by the tracks “Billie Dream” and “S A N T A N A,” two blood bubbling, punk-rap/Afro-Cubano fused anthems epitomize Hippie Tribe’s limitless approach to music. The two-pack is the first capsule of an expansive project that includes film shorts and a music festival. “We want to instill in our youth the power we possess and can unleash in our own backyards,” states blond.bomber. Gullah Punk: mod 1 unequivocally solidifies their aspirations.
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