We already proclaimed our love for Tribe this week, but now let’s zoom out and enjoy the output of the entirety of their greater family tree. From Monie Love and Queen Latifah to Black Sheep and the Jungle Brothers, the Native Tongues are one of the deepest crews in Hip-Hop history even if you leave out De La Soul and Tribe, both unquestionably among the greatest groups of all time.
The good folks at Devil’s Pie got together with The Specialists’ DJ Bonds to put together a tribute to the Tongues, touching on highlights from each artists catalog. Bonds puts his foot in the mix, with selections, sequencing and cuts all on point. This is but one in a series of themed Devil’s Pie mixes including Sade, Motown and DJ Spinna and my best of Organized Noize project eventually. Collect them all here.
Cred: DJ Phatrick