Austin, TX, USA
Rap duo Tribe Mafia came up in Austin, Texas underground circles, going from recording their songs in the bathroom of their high school to international touring. The group's blend of contemporary rap styles came to life on their 2020 project Teepee Gang.
Tribe Mafia was formed by friends Chinasa Broxton and Carlos Moore in 2010 when they were still in high school. Growing up in Austin, the two aspiring artists were influenced by their city's nonstop musical energy, and experimented with a wide variety of approaches as they found their creative voice. Tribe Mafia was highly active in their hometown for years, collaborating with other Austin artists, performing at the annual South by Southwest music festival and hosting their own listening parties that gathered local creative talents to build a community.