The Jungle Brothers
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the legendary Jungle Brothers and their debut release ‘Straight Out The Jungle’.
Hailing from hip-hop’s Golden Age, the group burst onto the New York scene in 1988, becoming the founding members of the Native Tongues Collective with the likes of De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Black Sheep and later Mos Def.
Globally respected for their jazz fusion sound, Afrika Baby Bam, Mike Gee and DJ Sammy B were the first hip hop group to embrace other forms of dance music, basically inventing hip house with their masterpiece I’ll House You, while their Afrocentric philosophy and coolest of the cool vibe have seen them become hip hop royalty over the course of their celebrated career.
The Jungle Brothers’ fearless approach to their genre has undoubtedly changed the face of hip hop forever, influencing the sound of future generations of artists, musicians and producers alike.