The J the I the M the M the Y y'all. The debut of the Jungle Brothers and the introduction to the Natives Tongues crew with their new type of speak. By all means a classic with dancefloor favorites "Jimbrowski," "Straight Out the Jungle" and "Because I Got it Like That." The production is really varied, experimental shit going on here back in 1988 with the emergence of afro-centric rhyming and the playful sex style of the Native Tongues crew. This album also features the first appearances of Q-Tip on "Black is Black" and super classic "The Promo." Sounds young as hell but he rips it anyway in an unpolished Tip style. "Sounds of the Safari," "Braggin + Boastin" and "On the Run" hold up the album.
- clear w/ smoke colored vinyl (note: vinyl may appear black, semi-transparent when held up to light)
- includes obi strip
- oroginal release year: 1988
- music label: Warlock Records 2022
reviewed by the mgmnt 02/2006