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natenate101
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"Jungle Brothers - Yeah!"


          

https://youtu.be/9UgIWOpxXx4
Eh, not sure how to feel about this. Been hearing they were coming out with a new album soon, but I'm worried if this is the song they chose as the single. Baby Bam's Greg Nice vocal style on the first and third verse don't work, and the lyrics are so simple it hurts. They've actually had some decent guest spots over the past few years that made me hopeful for new stuff.

https://youtu.be/b2SHvyrMbtw

https://youtu.be/S9XV_WGYLfM


I must admit the JBs never hit me like De La and especially Tribe, but I've always respected them and the parts they've played in the Native Tongue history. JBeez with the remedy was the first joint I ever bought, then went back to the others. Remedy was an interesting album because it had some straightforward stuff I really enjoyed and the weird shit at the end (which was taken from the Crazy wisdom masters) album that got shelved that didn't work. Based on their earlier stuff I was surprised that they really didn't seem all that deep and lacked the complex rhyme styles to stay relevant. That said they seem to have picked up the pace in recent years and I'll always support Native Tongues founders. Speaking of which there is a Native Tongue fest scheduled for July 18th or so in DC featuring a decent lineup for anyone on the East Coast.

What are everyone's favorite Jungle Brothers joints and do you still check for them like I do? Or are they too corny and outdated for you to care?

  

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i have to confess ive never really checked them out
Jun 17th 2019
1
There is definitely good work to be explored, even if they don't
Jun 17th 2019
2
RE: Jungle Brothers - Yeah!
Jun 17th 2019
3
Done By the Forces of Nature is one of the greatest albums ever
Jun 19th 2019
4
^^ in this line
Jun 20th 2019
6
*fixed
Jun 23rd 2019
7
RE: *fixed-good looks..
Jun 26th 2019
8
theyve been growing on me
Mar 23rd 2020
11
I play it once a month. That album is my shit
Apr 16th 2020
13
It really stands the test of time, too.
Apr 17th 2020
14
^
Apr 17th 2020
16
Crazy Wisdom Masters (1993 unreleased album)
Jun 19th 2019
5
Whoa...never heard of this book...buying it now
Jun 26th 2019
9
I had this promo. Got it while working at CD SuperStore.
Jun 27th 2019
10
Laswell put it on bandcamp
Jan 19th 2021
17
      22USD/month to just listen to Bill's stuff?
Jan 22nd 2021
18
Looks like their new album, Keep It Jungle
Apr 16th 2020
12
whoa didnt see this listed, definitely checking it out
Apr 17th 2020
15

mista k5
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1. "i have to confess ive never really checked them out"
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im a huge de al and tribe fan but somehow never checked out the JBs. know them by name but thats it. i did watch their interview with sway a few weeks back and checked out their first two albums. they were good but i guess since im already so familiar with tribe and de la the elements i see they each took from the JBs just dont hit me as well. i prefer how tribe and de la each improved on the sound.

i did hear their new song and i like it. dont love it but its cool.

im planning to still listen to the rest of their albums and give their first ones more tries.

  

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natenate101
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2. "There is definitely good work to be explored, even if they don't "
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have the same depth and impact as the others.

They've gone through many styles and approaches over the years but to me they seem like a group that has more respect than devotion. None of the fellow heads in my life even check for them at all. Some of the early style while sounded dated is cohesive and well made, like Done By The Forces or Nature.
It's probably a few songs too long but nothing is wack.
https://youtu.be/V_UJKTd2WQM

When I saw the JBeez Wit The Remedy album cover I was intrigued. Had heard of them from De La and Tribe obviously but knew nothing else about them. I love that cover so much man, just seemed colorful as mysterious for some reason.

Raw Deluxe is the most "modern" sounding of their stuff and has some gems on it. The cover art for that one signals a move back to basics and I feel one last attempt at fitting in with the current hip hop climate that was far more dark and serious than playful. Brain is the jam, but the Refugee Camp remix is the shit. After that things get messy. Lot of dance stuff, Baby Bam's odd Pagan society phase which got him clowned on by Busta and Pharrell in the infamous backstage clip. I thought they were done but the U.K. And Europe seem to embrace them enough to keep it going. Sammy B did play one of those Tribe album release parties in 2016 which warmed my heart.

  

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Original Juice
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3. "RE: Jungle Brothers - Yeah!"
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Big fan of Straight Out the Jungle and Done By the Forces of Nature..

Liked about half of JBeez w/the Remedy..

I haven't checked for new shit by them since then. I have a gut feeling it wouldn't be anything I'd be into.

  

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4. "Done By the Forces of Nature is one of the greatest albums ever"
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and I will fight you over that.

I remember maybe two songs from remedy...aint 40 Below Trooper on there? And My Jimmy Weighs a Ton or something? I could be totally wrong, iono...

Their first two albums are dope... "Nature" is an undisputed classic.







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6. "^^ in this line "
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shooooooooot

"...By the Forces.." is one of the most Pro-Black albums of any genre

its pretty hard to find as consistent a "conscious rap" album

i love that record

  

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7. "*fixed"
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>Their first two albums are undisputed
>classics.

http://howardlloyd.bandcamp.com

  

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8. "RE: *fixed-good looks.."
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The Greatest Story (N)ever Told (finished)
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mista k5
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11. "theyve been growing on me"
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i bought Jbeez with the remedy a couple of weeks back. i think it was like $12. i didnt know it wasnt available on streaming (or gpm at least). played it over the weekend and really liked it. and yeah both those tracks are on it.

  

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13. "I play it once a month. That album is my shit"
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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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14. "It really stands the test of time, too."
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16. "^"
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5. "Crazy Wisdom Masters (1993 unreleased album)"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWdrQxwChW4&list=PLebC3mcExxZfTxhcquIH-3uCLfgkPnbKE


The song "Troopin' on the down low" used to get play on The Black Rock Coalition Radio show ("Strange Vibrations from the Hardcore") so that song hit with us Black Rockers (there was a promo of it out there that the BRC radio got a hold of)


There is a detailed exploration of this album in the book "The Greatest Music Never Sold: Secrets of Legendary Lost Albums by David Bowie, Seal, Beastie Boys, Chicago, Mick Jagger and More! by Dan LeRoy

Mike G gives some quotes (and this other rapper who appeared on it) but Bam didn't want to give any quotes because Mike G said he was pretty unhappy that the album didn't come out, so he wasn't feeling like talking about it.

  

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9. "Whoa...never heard of this book...buying it now"
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10. "I had this promo. Got it while working at CD SuperStore. "
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"Get ready....for your blessing....."
"Bury me by my Grand-Grand and when you can come follow me"

  

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17. "Laswell put it on bandcamp"
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(Don't see "Troopin' on the down low" on the track listing)


https://www.okayplayer.com/music/jungle-brothers-crazy-wisdom-masters.html

You Can Now Listen to Jungle Brothers’ Lost Album ‘Crazy Wisdom Masters’ on Bandcamp

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TORRY THREADCRAFT

The previously-unreleased Jungle Brothers album will be available exclusively to Bandcamp subscribers.


In the early 1990s, New York rap trio Jungle Brothers were primed to release their third album on Warner Bros. After the success of Straight out the Jungle and Done by the Forces of Nature, the group planned on switching things up for their third effort in 1992. The project, Crazy Wisdom Masters, was apparently so unorthodox that the label forced them to re-record their album. The result was J. Beez Wit the Remedy, which turned out to be their last release on the label.

On Thursday, guitarist, label owner and Jungle Brothers collaborator Bill Laswell uploaded the long lost album to Bandcamp. Laswell, as well as other rock musicians like David Williams of The Vomit Pigs originally contributed to the album’s production. The project is available for $22 for subscribers.

Laswell is releasing dozens of back-catalog projects he produced for subscribers, like Fela Kuti‘s Army Arrangement album.

After Jungle Brothers departed from Warner Bros., one of the producers from the Crazy Wisdom Masters album, Sensational, signed a deal with independent label WordSound. In 1999, they released a 10-inch vinyl EP by a group curiously called the Crazy Wisdom Masters. The project featured five tracks from the lost album. The EP has been previously referred to as The Payback EP.



Back in 2014, one of the album’s producers David Williams launched a Kickstarter in an attempt to reunite the group for three new albums. Now, fans can get the full project as the Jungle Brothers originally intended. View the full tracklist below.


Jungle Brothers – Crazy Wisdom Masters


Simple as That
Good Ole Hype Shit
Book of Rhyme Pages
JB’s Comin’ Through
Spittin’ Wicked Randomness
Spark a New Flame
Mysterious Monkey
Battle Show
I’m in Love With Indica
Ra Ra Kid
Peace Ahki

  

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18. "22USD/month to just listen to Bill's stuff?"
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the man is a legend, but yeah, no... thanks

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12. "Looks like their new album, Keep It Jungle"
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will be released tomorrow. Such little fanfare or advertising even on their own social media pages seems very odd to me. Just hope the album has some genuinely good moments since this may be their last hurrah. https://ffm.to/keepitjungle?fbclid=IwAR3beI8gkH4xxgYVWnbxlnRAIw28tTGSgH_lfd_fOzAWJut1A4l3ZXeKWeo

Support the Natives if you can.

  

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15. "whoa didnt see this listed, definitely checking it out"
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