This Friday we pay tribute to one of my favorite musical families, the Native Tongues. A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, and the Jungle Brothers were the prominent groups in the Hip Hop collective that pushed the envelope during Hip Hop’s Golden Age. Fb Event || Do512 Event.
I could wax poetic at length about this collective, but instead here are some clips of others speaking on their music, influence, and style.
Common speaking on the Native Tongue’s influence on him and the Soulquarians:
The Beastie Boys (RIP MCA) speaking on the Native Tongues during the Golden Era:
De La Soul reminiscing on the Native Tongue era: