Native Tongues
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Also known as

Native Tongues Posse


New York City, New York, United States


Hip hop, alternative hip hop

Years active


The Native Tongues is a collective of the late 1980s and early 1990s hip hop artists known for their positive-minded, good-natured Afrocentric lyrics, and for pioneering the use of eclectic sampling and later jazz-influenced beats. Its principal members are the Jungle Brothers, De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest. The collective is also closely tied to the Universal Zulu Nation.

Members[edit | edit source]

Official members[edit | edit source]

  1. A Tribe Called Quest (Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Jarobi White and Q-Tip)
  2. Black Sheep (Dres and Mista Lawnge)
  3. Chi-Ali
  4. De La Soul (Posdnuos, Trugoy, and Maseo)
  5. Jungle Brothers (Afrika Baby Bam, DJ Sammy B, Mike G)
  6. Monie Love
  7. Leaders of the New School (Busta Rhymes, Charlie Brown, Cut Monitor Milo and Dinco D)
  8. Queen Latifah
  9. The Beatnuts (Kool Fashion, JuJu and Psycho Les)
  10. Brand Nubian (DJ Alamo, DJ Sincere, Grand Puba, Lord Jamar, and Sadat X)
  11. Chill Rob G
  12. DJ Mark the 45 King
  13. Double J
  14. Lakim Shabazz
  15. LeShaun
  16. Lord Alibaski
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