Throwback Sundays: Vol 6 – Native Tongues Edition

Welcome back to another edition of Throwback Sundays. This time around we’ve chosen to focus on the legendary Native Tongues crew. This crew really set the tone for New York golden era according to a lot of people. The crew was fostered by Kool DJ Red Alert and gave life to not only classic LPs but classic groups with the crew. It was a fairly loosely constructed crew that built over the years they and built an incredibly rich catalog. And with that we present to you this Sunday some of the highlight videos from this foundation collective.

Videos after the jump

By far Tribe is the most recognizable out of the crew and this video stands as one of my all time favorites. This one is from the timeless classic Midnight Marauders.

This is hands down the most well known cut from the Jungle Brothers. The JB’s were the first Native Tongues crew to really break out and this video is a classic example of the creativity in Golden Era videos.

De La Soul is the most consistent group in Hip Hop. Who else has put out such stellar material since the late 80’s, never compromised quality, never failed to deliver, and are still steady putting out joints? This is a classic Native Tongues posse cut and one that features mad scooter riding.

The Bush Babees were a later edition to the crew and they really rounded out the Native Tongues sound with a little more grit and Jamaican patois. This one also features another later edition to the crew in the much famed mighty Mos Def.


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