Done by the Forces of Nature
Done by the Forces of Nature
Studio album by Jungle Brothers


7 November 1989


Hip hop, alternative hip hop, conscious hip hop




Warner Bros.


Afrika Baby Bam, DJ Sammy B, Kool DJ Red Alert (exec.), Chris Lighty, Mike G, Qualiall Ammyoposacve

Jungle Brothers chronology


Straight out the Jungle (1988)


J. Beez wit the Remedy (1993)

Done by the Forces of Nature is the second studio album by American hip hop group Jungle Brothers, released in 1989 on Warner Bros. Records. The album's title may refer to a line from the Bhagavad Gita, a Hindu scripture, wherein Krishna says, "Those who are deluded by the illusive power (Maya) of Nature become attached to the work done by the forces of nature".

Done by the Forces of Nature peaked at #46 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It received rave reviews from music critics, who praised its Afrocentric themes, clever lyrics, house-influenced production and eclectic sampling of music genres such as jazz, R&B, funk and African music. The album is considered a classic of the golden hip hop age, as well as one of the great albums of all time. In 1998, The Source magazine selected the album as one of its 100 Best Albums.

Track listingEdit

All songs produced by Jungle Brothers (Afrika Baby Bam, DJ Sammy B, Mike G, Chris Lighty and Qualiall Ammyoposacve).

No. Title Performer(s) Time
1. "Beyond This World" Jungle Brothers 4:08
2. "Feelin' Alright" Jungle Brothers 3:35
3. "Sunshine" Jungle Brothers, Jeff Fox "The Fox That Rocks the Box" 3:43
4. "What "U" Waitin' "4"?" Jungle Brothers 4:03
5. ""U" Make Me Sweat" Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest 3:59
6. "Acknowledge Your Own History" Jungle Brothers, Monie Love, Vinia Mojica 3:40
7. "Belly Dancin' Dina" Jungle Brothers 3:41
8. "Good Newz Comin'" Jungle Brothers, James Yarish 4:37
9. "Done by the Forces of Nature" Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest, Jungle D.J. Tohwa 3:48
10. "Beeds on a String" Jungle Brothers 3:32
11. "Tribe Vibes" Jungle Brothers, KRS-One 3:54
12. "J. Beez Comin' Through" Jungle Brothers 3:33
13. "Black Woman" Jungle Brothers, Caron Wheeler, Lucien Revolucien 3:56
14. "In Dayz "2" Come" Jungle Brothers, Chris, Nixon 3:54
15. "Doin' Our Own Dang" Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Monie Love, Queen Latifah 4:16
16. "Kool Accordin' "2" A Jungle Brother" Jungle Brothers 1:55


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