Allee Willis is an eclectic internet phenomenon known for everything from her Webby Winning YouTube Videos to her upcoming The D- A Love Song to Detroit project. This time she finds herself in the studio through an unlikely internet friendship.
The eclectic rap collective PangeaTribe have been blowing up on the indie music scene lately. They recently made their TV debut, singing their hit “Jungle On My Neck” on BET’s 106 and Park on the same episode with Lady Gaga! Subsequently, they have set the internet aflutter. These days they are killing it on the college scene (they will be at UCLA in May) with their identity-driven, tribal-inspired melodies.
Long-time fans of Grammy-winning wowlebrity Allee Willis, they contacted her via The Allee Willis Museum of Kitsch and started a two-year pen pal relationship. The PangeaTribe have been saving money from their college tour to take a trip out to LA to write with the soul/pop legend. Allee was gracious enough to send us an exclusive photo from her recording studio, where she wrote music with the gang, as well as frequent collaborator Andrae Alexander. WoW’s own Damiana Garcia recently got a personal tour from Allee of her home, Willis Wonderland. We look forward to hearing the magic that they make together, knowing the insane amounts of vintage percussion Allee has collected over the years (as part of her Afro-Soul memorabilia collection.) Stay tuned to the WOW Report for the results of this awesome sesh. (Photo: Daniel Franseze)