Archive for Jungle Brothers

“The Promo” by The Jungle Brothers feat Q-Tip

Posted in Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop History, Music, New York City, Print Media, Rappers with tags , , , on April 27, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

If you know your history, you have this album!

The Jungle Brothers get no love, when the history of hip-hop is told the JB’s are a mere footnote in the Native Tongue movement, but before you could have a Tribe, a De La, a Latifah , or  a Black Sheep, you had the Jungle Brothers.

"Q-Tip , His name"

This particular track is one  for the truly educated, and as far as I know it was the first time I heard Q- Tip on wax and believe me it was on WAX.  If memory serves it was the last track on the album. Way before Tribes “Instinctive Travels” debut  album dropped .

That beat is so simple its brilliant.

Enjoy!!!

“Jungle Brother , JB for short” …….

.”Q-Tip…. his name, he’s into business…… not into games”

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“Scenario” Remix by Tribe Called Quest featuring Leaders Of The New School and Kid Hood.

Posted in Hip-Hop, History, Music, Rappers, YouTube Classics with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 23, 2010 by mattyfresh697400

Tribe circa 1990

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh man!!

Ok if the  “Flava in Ya Ear” remix by the Bad Boy crew has the illest all-star team of MC’s, then this remix by ATCQ was the funkiest. To this day every time I hear this record it is a treat, and you really rarely ever this record.  The “Scenario” remix was a total b-side record that was probably only released on Vinyl and cassette single in 1992. It took many years and a bunch of TRIBE albums for the version to appear on CD. This ended up being a bonus cut on “The Love Movement” (released in 1998)

Was there even a real video for this song???

Native Tongues

I don’t think you can get more Native Tongues than this, ok sure if you throw in De La,  Queen Latifah , Monie Love and the Jungle Brothers on there perhaps (A “Buddy” post is forthcoming…lol) At this point in time the Native Tongue movement was strong and Tribe was just hitting their stride, and Leaders still had another album left in them..good times…good times!

But again Leaders and Tribe! This beat gets me from the very first note and the ad libs from Busta……… “HERE IN 1992”

I often insist that  1992 had some of the best music of my lifetime, here is some further proof.