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The Jungle Brothers Are Recording Their First Album In More Than A Decade (Audio)

2018 marks the 30th anniversary of the Jungle Brothers' debut album, Straight Out The Jungle. The trio of Mike Gee, Afrika Baby Bam, and Sammy B came together with an Idlers/Warlock Records release that showcased a fusion of Hip-Hop and House as well as forecast the Native Tongues movement. That... Read more

Was Native Tongues An Official Collective? De La Soul Weighs In (Video)

For many Heads, the motley crew known as the Native Tongues embodied the qualities of Hip-Hop's heyday best. With its emphasis on lyricism, afrocentrism, love, unity, and respect, the collective was an easily identifiable presence in the late '80s and early '90s despite never forming a cohesive "group" as we... Read more

Ali Shaheed Muhammad Details Native Tongues’ Split and Much More (Audio)

Ali Shaheed Muhammad is among the most high-profile artists-turned-music media host. The founding member of A Tribe Called Quest is part of NPR's Microphone Check. Along with Frannie Kelley, Ali asks the questions, drives the discussion, and presents the culture through national radio's far-reaching lens. In a strange turn of... Read more

Are Native Tongues Hip-Hop’s Best Collective Ever? Listen to This (Mixtape)

A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Queen Latifah, Monie Love, Black Sheep, The Jungle Brothers...Each of these artists are legendary in their own right. When you combine them? You have one of the finest Hip-Hop collectives ever assembled, in Native Tongues. Here's a mix by DJ Ready that features... Read more