Thursday, July 3, 2014

Back In '88

Pioneers of fusing jazz and hip hop...
First hip hop band to use a house producer...
Responsible for one of the finest hip hip albums of all time...

Why, of course , it's The Jungle Brothers and their 1988 debut, Straight Out The Jungle. Twenty six years ago this month saw the release of one of hip hop's defining albums. Although not a huge commercial success it's innovative mix of house, jazz, funk and and a strong Afrocentric slant laid down a blueprint for what was to follow over the next few years with the likes of  De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest and Queen Latifah. Probably best known for the Todd Terry produced "I'll House You" the album has sort of been overlooked in amongst the wealth of great hip hop releases at that time, but still sounds as fresh and exciting as it did back in 1988.

Because I Got It Like That


  1. Very very good song, Scott, but where's Disco Friday??