indie tribe., a rap group founded by nobigdyl., announced the addition of its newest member on Thursday — the same week it advanced to the finals in Funk Volume and HipHopDX’s “Don’t Funk Up Our Beats” competition.
Previously a duo made up of nobigdyl. and Mogli the Iceburg, indie tribe. will now include Tulsa, Oklahoma-based rapper Jarry Manna. indie tribe. also released a new single featuring all three artists alongside the news.
“All three of us work really well together,” nobigdyl. said. “We have kind of the same goals with music, and testimony is solid all the way around. In my opinion, [Jarry’s] a no-brainer for indie tribe. stylistically. That was right off the bat, but we had to get all that other stuff in order first.
“Me being brought up through RMG as an intern, I really saw how they worked. You got to know the person, and you got to know their beliefs, testimony, personality and all kinds of stuff.”
nobigdyl. said he and Jarry had become fans of each other’s music in January, when nobigdyl. released his Smoke Signal album and Jarry dropped The Elevator EP. Jarry later reached out to nobigdyl. on Twitter, and they stayed in contact.
“Since I’ve started in this genre of music, I’ve been peeping different artists from ‘signed’ to ‘unsigned,'” Jarry said in a statement, “and honestly, no other than indie tribe. seemed like it would allow me to grow in the manner that they did.
“Mogli is a super talented artist/creator. And lyrically, other than John Givez, I don’t think anyone can top what nobigdyl. is doing right now. I believe we have the perfect pieces to be effective and actually reach the youth and urban culture. I know that’s always been my main focus and indie tribe. just screams that.”
nobigdyl. said that all three artists are working on their next solo projects. Mogli, who put out his album DREVMCVTCHR in March, plans to release his next.