Thursday, January 19, 2012
Jungle Brothers Live In NYC
For the first time in nearly 10 years, Native Tongues founders the Jungle Brothers will perform live. It all goes down February 7 at SOB's in New York City.
"Just like all of the other music that we grew up on, it's good to see Charlie Wilson from the Gap Band and Smokey Robinson come out and perform, Hip Hop has that same energy and history and people need to know that," says Mike G, the founding member of the Jungle Brothers trio, which also consists of DJ Sammy B and Afrika aka Baby Bam. "Music history is just as important as any other type of history, especially Hip Hop history."
Other Native Tongues members in attendance will be De La Soul, Black Sheep, Leaders of the new School (including Busta?) and Red Alert.
"When I look at Native Tongues, I look at the Lakers in their heyday when they had Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic, and James Worthy," says Red Alert, who is viewed by some as the leader of Native Tongue, but he humbly declines from wearing that title. "They all were leaders within themselves and they made themselves winners by working together."