Though eclipsed in fame by their fellow Native Tongues members Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul, Jungle Brothers were the first out of the gate. They shared their peer’s social conscience and laid back jazz rap but their continued embrace of changing dance music styles seemed to be the straw that broke the camel’s back(pack).
Jungle Brothers were formed in 1986 by Brooklynite Nathaniel "Afrika Baby Bam" Hall and Harlem natives Michael "Mike Gee" Small and Sammy "DJ Sammy B" Burwell. The trio began their recording contract at Idler, an imprint of Warlock begun that same year as Warlock’s hip-hop imprint. Their first two releases were 1987’s "Because I Got it like... Read More