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. Heavyweight double LP pressing with foldout poster included.
- music label: Warlock 1988 / Traffic Entertainment 2012
reviewed by the mgmnt
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