The Native Tongue Posse was one of the deepest and most talented of Hip-Hop crews of the 1990s, spawning a series of classics that still thrill fans today. A Kickstarter campaign has been launched by the creators of the upcoming documentary, Speaking In Tongues: The Legend Of The Native Tongue Posse.
From the Kickstarter page:
We are making a film titled “SPEAKING IN TONGUES: THE LEGEND OF THE NATIVE TONGUE POSSE.” It’s a feature length documentary that unravels the “legend” of a music collective known as The Native Tongue Posse – a group of pioneers who, through their mere formation, unwittingly changed the landscape of music and youth culture in the late 80’s and early 90’s. This legendary collective is comprised of the iconic and groundbreaking acts: THE JUNGLE BROTHERS, DE LA SOUL, A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, QUEEN LATIFAH, BLACK SHEEP, MONIE LOVE and CHI-ALI.
First finding fame in the late 80’s, the Native Tongues rose to legendary status in record time, amidst all the social pitfalls that plagued American youth of the era. By choosing to “be themselves,” this collective inadvertently fought a system of assimilation, prevalent in a late 80’s music industry, that was still figuring out how to handle, nurture and present hip hop to the masses.
As with most Kickstarter campaigns, there are several perks at varying levels, including artwork, an engraved wooden Bluetooth speaker, a round of golf with Dres of Black Sheep fame, and even the potential for a spa day with Monie Love.
Be sure to follow this link to learn more about the Native Tongue documentary. We won’t front, we’re kind of pumped about this.
Peep the trailer below.
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