Banana Nutrament

8/18/2005
Fringes of the Native Tongues

Remember dashikis and Africa medallions? The resounding positivity Afrika Bambaataa's Zulu Nation created echoed in the loosely knit Native Tongues collective. Now, a lot of faces in the Native Tongues crowd have moved on to greater levels of celebrity and influence on popular culture, I'm thinking of Q-Tip, Queen Latifah, and the loosely affiliated Mos Def.

Not everyone went big time. You don't even want to know what happened to Chi-Ali. But there was a time when flower power and b-boying merged for a few summers.

Chi-Ali - Age Ain't Nothin But a Number (Qool Marv Speed Up)
Find it here

Leaders of the New School - lnternational Zone Coaster
Yes, that's Busta you thought you heard