There are four bridges that connect Staten Island to the rest of the world and outside of that, this small New York borough often called “Shaolin” is a realm unto itself. But a new collective of rappers and producers named Tribe Gvng have emerged from the shadows of Staten Island to find some success with a rabid fan base.
“I was in high school and I met one of the producers of EFF DOPE, and he met the whole gang at SAE. And Su and Juice are the one’s that founded Tribe Gvng like 5 years ago. We all live in the same zip code,” Metta Cvse of Tribe Gvng explained.
“I think the diversity in the group is crazy because we all see different parts of the game, we get the boom bap, we get the trap, everyone makes really different music. We spent all this time in New York piecing a lot of different parts of the culture and pulling it all together as one,” Juice said.
Now after one of their break out songs, “To Shaolin” with British talent Danny Seth has caught like wildfire, the group is ready to let their sound be heard again. This December the group takes things to another level with their first full length project Cvtch 22 that will debut via Sound City Music Group/Ingrooves January 2016.