As we proceed with The Native Tongues movement , i wanna focus on two of my favorite Hip-Hop groups that made this movement to what it is today .
First, we’ll talk about De La Soul .
De La Soul
De La Soul is one of my favorite hip hop trio that formed in 1987 on Long Island, New York. They’re best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap and alternative hip hop sub-genres. The members of the group are Posdnuos (Plug 1) Dave (Plug 2) and Maseo as the DJ of the group . The three formed the group back in high school and caught the attention of a young producer and manager Prince Paul with a demo tape of the song “Plug Tunin'”. With its playful wordplay, innovative sampling, and witty skits, the band’s debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising in 1987, it has been called “a hip hop masterpiece.”
They were influential in the early stages of rapper/actor Mos Def’s career, and are a core part of the Spitkicker collective. They are the second longest standing Native Tongues Posse group, after the Jungle Brothers. In 2006, the group won a Grammy for their collaboration with Gorillaz on the single “Feel Good Inc.”
In early 2015, they announced plans to release a Kickstarter-funded upcoming 9th studio album And the Anonymous Nobody In September 2015 , it was released on August 26, 2016.
The album tracks are said to be the result of multiple improvised jam sessions. The album also features guest appearances from artists such as Damon Albarn, Little Dragon, David Byrne and 2 Chainz.
reference and more information : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_La_Soul
Here’s Some of their tracks and albums which are my favorite as well :
De La Soul “Pain” feat. Snoop Dogg
De La Soul – Memory of… (US) ft. Estelle, Pete Rock
De La Soul – Me Myself And I
De La Soul – Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)
De La Soul feat. Chaka Khan – All Good
De La Soul feat. Redman – Oooh
De La Soul – A Roller Skating Jam Named Saturdays
De La Soul – Stakes is High
There’s another group i wanna focus on that thier music inpired me and changed my life .
The group’s name is ……
A Tribe Called Quest
A Tribe Called Quest was formed in 1985 and originally composed of MC and main producer Q-Tip (The Abstract) , Phife Dawg, DJ and co-producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White, who left the group in 1991 after the release of their debut album
People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm”
. Jarobi White continued to contribute to the band sporadically before rejoining for their 2006 reunion. Along with De La Soul, the group was a central part of the Native Tongues, and enjoyed the most commercial success out of all the groups to emerge from that collective. The group released six albums between 1990 and 2016. The band broke up in 1998 after releasing their fifth album. In 2006, the group reunited and toured the United States. In 2016, they released their sixth and final album, which was still incomplete when Phife Dawg died suddenly from diabetes in March 2016, and was completed by the other members Consequence & Busta Rhymes after his death.
The group is regarded as a pioneer of alternative hip-hop music, having helped to pave the way for many innovative artists. John Bush of AllMusic called them “the most intelligent, artistic rap group during the 1990’s.
The Source gave the group’s debut album a rating of five ‘mics,’ the first time the magazine gave out this rating. In 2005, A Tribe Called Quest received a Special Achievement Award at the Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta.In 2007, the group was formally honored at the 4th VH1 Hip-Hop Honors.
Reference & For More Information : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Tribe_Called_Quest
Here’s some of their hits :
A Tribe Called Quest – It’s Yours
A Tribe Called Quest – Stressed Out (Remix) ft. Faith Evans, Raphael Saadiq
A Tribe Called Quest – 1nce Again ft. Tammy Lucas
A Tribe Called Quest – Find A Way
A Tribe Called Quest – Stressed Out ft. Faith Evans
A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum (Hip-Hop Love Song Anthem)
A Tribe Called Quest – Hot Sex
A Tribe Called Quest – Bonita Applebum (Pharrell Williams Remix)
A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It? (J. Cole Remix)
A Tribe Called Quest – Footprints (Remix) (Audio) ft. CeeLo Green
A Tribe Called Quest – Award Tour
A Tribe Called Quest – Scenario
A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It?
A Tribe Called Quest – I Left My Wallet In El Segundo
A Tribe Called Quest Feat. Busta Rhymes – Oh My God
A Tribe Called Quest – Electric Relaxation
A Tribe Called Quest – Jazz (We’ve Got) Buggin’ Out
A Tribe Called Quest “Steve Biko (Stir It Up)” (1993)
Producer: A Tribe Called Quest
Album: Midnight Marauders
Label: Jive, BMG
A Tribe Called Quest – Check The Rhime
A Tribe Called Quest “Get a Hold” (1996)
Producer: The Ummah
Album: Beats, Rhymes and Life
Label: Jive, BMG
A Tribe Called Quest “Find a Way” (1998)
Producer: The Ummah (J Dilla , ATCQ & Raphael Saddiq)
Album: The Love Movement
A Tribe Called Quest “The Hop” (1996)
Producer: Rashad Smith
Album: Beats, Rhymes and Life
Label: Jive/BMG Records