The Native Tongues is undoubtedly one of the most influential and greatest hip-hop collectives ever.

During the late 80s and early 90s, a group of outstanding artists, including The Jungle Brothers, Black Sheep, Queen Latifah, Monie Love, A Tribe Called Quest, and De La Soul, came together to give us a new sound of open speaking, positive messages, and conscious conversations centered around hip hop.

The group created a new vision of hip-hop that was becoming more conscious, following the “Fight the Power” movement. The collective’s instrumental music has been instrumental in the history of hip-hop. De La Soul, which emerged from the movement, was one of the best groups of the era, and it opened the way for other conscious rappers like Childish Gambino, Common, and Talib Kweli to emerge today. The group’s impact on hip-hop is enormous, and their legacy inspires artists today.

A Tribe Called Quest is another group that emerged from the Native Tongues movement and continues to be celebrated today. The Native Tongues’ music reflected the times and spoke to the struggles of everyday people. They paved the way for conscious hip-hop and set the bar for socially conscious artists to follow.

Their contribution to hip-hop cannot be overstated. They created a new sound of positive messages and conscious conversations that resonated with audiences and inspired a generation of socially conscious hip-hop artists. The Native Tongues’ legacy continues to inspire and shape hip-hop.

This episode will discuss the group’s legacy and its significance to hip-hop. Their instrumental music has impacted the history of hip-hop, and their contributions have paved the way for socially conscious hip-hop artists that we see today. Let us celebrate the Native Tongues and what they meant for hip-hop. View my episode below on Native Tongues: Hip Hop greatest collectives and subscribe to my youtube channel at https://www.youtube.com/@RiddimAndPoetry