Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Jungle Brothers - more underrated 80's

Just another one of the many incredibly talented groups that came out in the 80's was the Jungle Brothers.
here's one of my favorite cuts from their debut LP Straight Out the Jungle.

And below Because I Got It Like That - a classic that put them on the map here in NYC in the late golden era of Hip-Hop (with a little help from co-conspirator, and major player DJ in NYC at the time, DJ Red Alert).

the Wiki:
The Jungle Brothers are an American hip hop group that pioneered the fusion of jazz and hip-hop and also became the first hip-hop group to use a house-music producer. The group began performing in the mid-1980s and released its first album, Straight Out the Jungle, in 1988. With Afrocentric lyrics and innovative beats, the Jungle Brothers were critically acclaimed and soon joined the influential Native Tongues collective. The trio is composed of Michael Small (Mike Gee), Nathaniel Hall (Afrika Baby Bam, an homage to Afrika Bambaataa) and Sammy Burwell (DJ Sammy B).

1 comment:

  1. Love the JBs. I prefer some of their more jungle-sounding tracks though. I think it was on Raw Deluxe, Afrika said he's the nephew or godson of Bambaataa. Can't remember which. Anyway, good find.