The Native Tongues Had Mad Flavor. This 6-Hour Mix Celebrates All The Ingredients (Audio)

There are not many collectives that have had as much impact on Hip-Hop, and on music in general, as Native Tongues. Although they never released an album as a unit, this extended family started in the late 1980s with seminal groups Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest, and De La Soul coming together under the banner. Within no time they had added Queen Latifah and Monie Love, and soon after Black Sheep, Chi Ali, Leaders Of The New School, and The Beatnuts. The Native Tongues brand came to signify left-field thinking and conscious Hip-Hop. They helped launch the careers of several other important artists like J. Dilla, Busta Rhymes, and Mos Def (nka Yasiin Bey), to name a few.

The Take It Personal Podcast crew, which consists of DJ 360, Jason Gloss, Kevlar, A-Aron, and Roger The Announcer, have set their sites on the Native Tongues posse for their 29th Episode. This team has an iron-clad reputation for exhaustive mixes that tribute regions, producers, and MCs.

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In just under six hours DJ 360 skillfully mixes together a multitude of classics, rarities, and remixes interspersed with commentary by the crew and tidbits and samples that compliment the stories and anecdotes they reveal about this colorful squad. Some highlights include an alternate version of the ultimate N.T. posse cut, “Buddy,” De La’s b-side gem with A.T.C.Q., “Sh.fe.Mc’s,” and even a demo of Tribe’s “Scenario,” that features Mista Lawnge of Black Sheep, which is not included in the tracklist. Even those well versed in this area of Hip-Hop are likely to learn something from the Take It Personal crew’s notes and analysis. And make sure you listen to the whole mix as there is even an art print giveaway a couple of hours in.

Episode 29 (Native Tongues Tribute Part 1):

1. Jungle Brothers – Straight Out The Jungle
2. Jungle Brothers – Because I Got It Like That
3. De La Soul – Plug Tunin’
4. A Tribe Called Quest – Youthful Expression
5. De La Soul – Buddy (Native Tongue Decision Version) feat. Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest, Queen Latifah & Monie Love
6. Jungle Brothers – Doin’ Our Own Dang feat. De La Soul, Queen Latifah, Q-Tip & Monie Love
7. Black Sheep – The Choice Is Yours
8. Black Sheep – The Choice Is Yours (Remix)
9. Jungle Brothers – On The Road Again (Q-Tip Remix) feat. Q-Tip
10. A Tribe Called Quest – If The Papes Come
11. Black Sheep – La Menage feat. Q-Tip
12. A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum (Hootie Mix)
13. A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum
14. De La Soul – Jenifa (Taught Me)
15. De La Soul – Stakes Is High (Remix) feat. Mos Def & Truth Enola
16. De La Soul – Big Brother Beat feat. Mos Def
17. Da Bush Babees – The Love Song (Remix) feat. De La Soul & Mos Def
18. Jungle Brothers – How Ya Want It We Got It (Native Tongues Remix) feat. De La Soul & Q-Tip
19. De La Soul – Sh.Fe.Mc’s feat. A Tribe Called Quest
20. Chi-Ali – Let The Horns Blow feat. Fashion (Al Tariq), Dres, Phife Dawg & Trugoy
21. A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario feat. The Leaders of The New School
22. Jungle Brothers – The Promo feat. Q-Tip
23. Jungle Brothers – The Promo No. 2 (Mind Review ’89) feat. Q-Tip
24. A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It?
25. De La Soul – Me, Myself And I
26. De La Soul – Say No Go
27. Queen Latifah – Mama Gave Birth to the Soul Children feat. De La Soul
28. Black Sheep – Strobelite Honey
29. Black Sheep – Strobelite Honey (Remix)
30. A Tribe Called Quest – Buggin’ Out
31. De La Soul – Ego Trippin’ Pt. 2
32. De La Soul – Ego Trippin’ Pt. 3
33. A Tribe Called Quest – Lyrics To Go
34. A Tribe Called Quest – Lyrics To Go (Tumblin’ Dice Remix)
35. De La Soul – Breakadawn
36. Black Sheep – Black With N.V.
37. A Tribe Called Quest – Jazz (We’ve Got)
38. A Tribe Called Quest – Jazz (We’ve Got) (Remix)
39. Black Sheep – Without A Doubt
40. Da Bush Babees – The Love Song feat. Mos Def
41. De La Soul – Stakes Is High (Jay Dee Remix)
42. De La Soul – Stakes Is High (DJ Spinna Remix)
43. De La Soul – Stakes Is High
44. Da Bush Babees – 3 MC’s feat. Q-Tip
45. Truth Enola – Voicetress feat. De La Soul
46. Jungle Brothers – Brain feat. The Roots
47. A Tribe Called Quest – Stressed Out (Raphael Saadiq Remix) feat. Consequence & Faith Evans
48. A Tribe Called Quest – Stressed Out (Baby Phife Version) feat. Consequence & Faith Evans
49. A Tribe Called Quest – God Lives Through
50. A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God feat. Busta Rhymes
51. A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God (Remix) feat. Busta Rhymes
52. A Tribe Called Quest – Oh My God (UK Flavour Remix) feat. Busta Rhymes
53. A Tribe Called Quest – One Two Shit feat. Busta Rhymes
54. Busta Rhymes – Ill Vibe feat. Q-Tip
55. A Tribe Called Quest – Wild Hot feat. Busta Rhymes
56. A Tribe Called Quest – Steppin’ It Up feat. Busta Rhymes & Redman
57. De La Soul – Oooh! feat. Redman
58. De La Soul – I.C. Ya’ll feat. Busta Rhymes
59. A Tribe Called Quest – Busta’s Lament
60. Q-Tip – N.T. feat. Busta Rhymes
61. Busta Rhymes – Thank You feat. Q-Tip
62. Q-Tip – Vivrant Thing
63. Q-Tip – Breathe & Stop
64. N.E.R.D. – She Wants To Move (Remix) feat. Common, Mos Def, De La Soul & Q-Tip
65. Jungle Brothers – I’ll House You
66. De La Soul – A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays
67. Jungle Brothers – My Jimmy Weighs A Ton
68. Black Sheep – Butt In The Meantime (Nostrand Ave Remix)
69. Q-Tip – It’s Yours
70. Common – Come Close (Remix) feat. Erykah Badu, Pharrell & Q-Tip
71. A Tribe Called Quest – I.C.U. (Doin’t It) feat. Erykah Badu
72. De La Soul – All Good feat. Chaka Khan
73. Q-Tip – Getting’ Up
74. Q-Tip – Let’s Ride
75. A Tribe Called Quest – The Pressure
76. De La Soul – The Bizness feat. Common
77. A Tribe Called Quest – Remedy feat. Common
78. Common – Gettin’ Down at the Amphitheater feat. De La Soul
79. De La Soul – I Can’t Call It
80. Black Sheep – North South East West (Buckwild Remix)
81. De La Soul – Sunshine
82. A Tribe Called Quest – Glamour & Glitz
83. A Tribe Called Quest – Same Ol’ Thing
84. A Tribe Called Quest – Peace, Prosperity & Paper
85. A Tribe Called Quest – Get A Hold
86. De La Soul – 4 More feat. Zhane
87. De La Soul – The Hustle
88. De La Soul – Sweet Dreams
89. De La Soul & Teenage Fanclub – Fallin’

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