Tag Archives: Native Tongues

New Joint – Jungle Brothers

Jungle Brothers – “Where You At?” (@JungleBros4Life / 2020)

Lifted from the legendary Native Tongue crew’s new album “Keep It Jungle”.

New Joint – Black Sheep Dres

Black Sheep Dres – “FUGITUP” (PoolOfGenius.Com / 2018)

The Native Tongues member drops witty, precise wordplay over heavy Paten Locke-produced drums.

New Joint – A Tribe Called Quest / Busta Rhymes

A Tribe Called Quest ft. Busta Rhymes – “Dis Generation”  (@ATCQ / 2017)

Creative visuals from the legendary NY group’s 2016 album “We got it from Here…Thank You 4 Your service”.

New Joint – Black Sheep Dres

Black Sheep Dres – “SOUL” (@DresBlackSheep / 2017)

Horn-laced, speaker-thumping dopeness from the Native Tongues legend.

New Joint – Dres / Red Alert / Chi Ali / Sadat X

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Personal, heartfelt tribute to ATCQ’s mighty Phife Dawg produced by Jim B.

Frozen Files Presents…Tribal Soul Brothers Radio Stream – The Gloo

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Schott Free and Matt Life salute Phife Dawg and the Native Tongues with this edition of their FrozenFiles.Net show The Gloo featuring Q-Tip.

The Funky Diabetic Mix Stream – Kil

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Philly-raised, DMV-based deejay Kil shows A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife some well-deserved love with this thorough collection of Native Tongue flavour.

New Joint – Black Sheep Dres / Jaleel Shaw

Black Sheep Dres ft. Jaleel Shaw – “I’m Just A Witness (The Ballad Of Flo & Joe)” (@DresBlackSheep / 2016)

The Native Tongues member showcases his storytelling skills on this latest jazzy, head-nodding single.

New Joint – evitaN

evitaN – “Higher” (PoolOfGenius.BandCamp.Com / 2016)

Mr. Complex-directed visuals for this Paten Locke-produced head-nodder from Dres and Jarobi.

New Joint – Black Sheep Dres / Jarobi / Yaw

Black Sheep Dres ft. Jarobi & Yaw – “Ain’t No Day The Sun Don’t Shine” (@DresBlackSheep / 2015)

New single from the legendary Native Tongues emcee.

New Joint – Black Sheep Dres

Black Sheep Dres – “Propagation” (@TommyBoyEnt / 2014)

The Bronx emcee delivers touching visuals for his brilliant single which features wise words that both the young and the old can take something from.


New Joint – Black Sheep Dres

Black Sheep Dres – “Propagation” (@DresBlackSheep / 2014)

The Native Tongues emcee imparts wise words and thoughtful social commentary on his latest single.

New Joint – Dres

Dres – “We Can All Share” (@DresBlackSheep / 2014)

The Native Tongues member takes it back to the old-school in this clip featuring cameos from Kool Herc, Grandmaster Caz, Fearless Four and more.

New Joint – Dres

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Dres – “We Can All Share” (@TommyBoyEnt / 2014)

The Black Sheep emcee proves that true talent is timeless by ripping mics effortlessly over twenty years since his debut as part of the Native Tongues collective.

In A Word Or 2… – Monie Love / Ty

UK emcee Ty caught up with British Hip-Hop pioneer Monie Love during her recent return to London to discuss being introduced to Hip-Hop in the early-80s, working with the Native Tongues and her views on the current direction of the culture.

You Can Get With This… – Dres / Q-Tip / Busta Rhymes

Brilliant footage of Black Sheep’s Dres and Busta Rhymes performing some Native Tongue classics during Q-Tip’s deejay set at NYC’s #Offline last week.

Native Sons – De La Soul

HardKnock.TV interview with De La Soul discussing memories of working with the Native Tongues crew, the upcoming LL / Public Enemy / Ice Cube tour and their thoughts on the game today.

New Joint – EvitaN / Craig G

EvitaN ft. Craig G – “Euphoric” (Pool Of Genius / 2012)

Mr. Complex-directed visuals from the Native Tongue duo’s album “Speed Of Life”.

New Joint – Skyzoo / Chi-Ali

Skyzoo ft. Chi-Ali – “Jansport Strings – Remix” (Duck Down / 2012)

The BK emcee unites with Native Tongues affiliate Chi-Ali to record this remix of his “Jansport Strings” track which found Skyzoo paying homage to the influence a young Ali had on his decision to start rhyming back in the day.

Behind-the-scenes footage of Skyzoo and Chi-Ali in the studio.

Chris Lighty Statement – DJ Red Alert

Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Red Alert recently released a statement via his Facebook page on the tragic death of his longtime friend and original Native Tongues affiliate Chris Lighty:

As I look back at the past few days, I Realize that though a part of my soul is no longer here in my body, I must understand my spirit is still here. You never know what goes on in a person’s mind or what a person is going through. It’s crazy how the visual perception portrays the image of a person but at the same time you don’t know everything that is going on inside of them.

To hell with the media when they keep stating that he carried crates of records for me, they have no clue or idea that there was more to it than that. We’ve done it all together. They weren’t around so what do they know. He was a hot head like the rest of The Violators, but he also had a business sense. I hired him to be the Road Manager for The Jungles Brothers. From there he began to establish himself as a successful business man and began to build a foundation for the Empire that we know today.

Like any other we had disagreements and fall outs, but like my Father always said, “One thing has nothing to do with the other”, so when there was a problem from outside the crew it was dealt with. To my peers of the Entertainment Business and the public, you all knew him as Chris Lighty, but to us (The Main Family) He was always Baby Chris. We (Moms, Mike & I) without hesitation kept the doors open for the 5 Members of The Violators on 113 St. & 7th Ave. 24/7, It was and still is their second home. Whenever I went away to work I knew without a doubt that they would always be there for Mom.

On Behalf Of Chris Arlee, Big Rod, Darryl, Hanz & I We Thank You For Your Condolences & Gratitude.



“God Grant Me The Serenity To Accept The Things I Cannot Change… Courage To Change The Things I Can, And Wisdom To Know The Difference”