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Jungle Brothers
Jungle Brothers
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The Jungle Brothers visiting Hamburg, Germany in March 1999.
Background information
Origin New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Hip hop, house, jazz rap
1987 - present
Labels Idlers/Warlock Records
Warner Bros. Records
Gee Street/V2/BMG Records
Jungle Brothers
XYZ Records
A Tribe Called Quest
De La Soul
Queen Latifah
Monie Love
Black Sheep
Chi-Ali
Website http://www.junglebrothers-maxagency.net
Members Mike Gee
Sammy B
Afrika Baby Bam
Torture

Jungle Brothers are an American hip hop group composed of Michael Small (Mike Gee), Nathaniel Hall (Afrika Baby Bam), and Sammy Burwell (DJ Sammy B). Known as the pioneers of the fusion of jazz, hip-hop, and house music, they were the first hip-hop group to collaborate with a house-music producer. The trio released their debut album, Straight Out the Jungle in July 1988. Their hip-house club hit single, "I'll House You" was added to the album in late-1988 reissues. The single was the first non-Chicago hip-house record. It changed the course of hip-hop and dance music by expanding it. Fostered by Kool DJ Red Alert, the Jungle Brothers success would pave the way for De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, and eventually the Native Tongues collective which they founded.

History

Their first album, Straight Out the Jungle, was released on an independent record label (Warlock).[1] Soon after they were signed by Warner Bros. Records, with whom the group released Done By the Forces of Nature in November 1989.[1] In 1990, the Jungle Brothers contributed the song "I Get a Kick" to the Cole Porter tribute album "Red Hot + Blue" produced by the Red Hot Organization. Following a four-year break, the Jungle Brothers returned in 1993 with J Beez Wit the Remedy.

Jungle Brothers involved themselves with an emerging Hip Hop organization called Ill Crew Universal (ICU) which released worldwide compilation albums and supported independent Hip Hop artists.[2][3] Their fifth album, V.I.P. was produced by Alex Gifford of Propellerheads and, during production, they added their vocal stylings to the Propellerheads tracks "Take California (And Party)" and "You Want It Back". Their latest album to contain new releases is 2002's All That We Do.

In 2001, their song "What's the Five 0" was featured in the music video game FreQuency.

In 2004, the Jungle Brothers joined with British producer Mr On to produce "Breathe (Don't Stop)", a version of "Breathe and Stop" by Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest, combined with a sample of Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" (the idea was taken from a bootleg remix combining vocals from "Breathe and Stop" and music from "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough").

In 2005, the Jungle Brothers released a greatest hits and classic remixes and rarities double album, This Is..., which included remixes by The Wiseguys, Urban Takeover, Natural Born Chillers, and Stereo MCs.

Discography

Albums

Compilations

  • 2005: This Is... (greatest hits)

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Dance
[4]
US R&B HipHop
[5]
AUS
[6]
NZ
[7]
NED
[8]
BEL
(FLA)

[9]
GER
[10]
SWE
[11]
IRE UK
[12]
1987 "Jimbrowski" (US only) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Straight Out The Jungle
1988 "Because I Got It Like That" -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 98
"On The Run" (US only) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
"I'll House You" -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 22
1989 "Black Is Black" -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 72
"Straight Out The Jungle" (US only) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
"Beyond This World" (US/AUS only) -- -- -- 42 -- -- -- -- -- -- Done By The Forces Of Nature
1990 "What 'U' Waitin' '4'?" 13 -- -- -- 10 14 -- -- -- 35
"Doin' Our Own Dang" -- -- -- -- 40 -- -- -- -- 33
1993 "40 Below Trooper" -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- J. Beez Wit The Remedy
"On The Road Again (My Jimmy Weighs A Ton)" (US only) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
1996 "How Ya Want It (We Go It)" (US only) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Raw Deluxe
1997 "Brain" -- 76 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 52
"Jungle Brother" -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 56
1998 "Jungle Brother '98" -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 18 singles only
"I'll House You '98" -- -- -- -- 84 -- -- -- -- 26
"Because I Got It Like That '98" -- -- -- -- 68 -- -- -- -- 32
1999 "V.I.P." -- -- -- -- -- -- 85 40 -- 28 V.I.P.
"Get Down" -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 52
2000 "Freakin' You" -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 70
2002 "You In My Hut Now" (GER only) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- You In My Hut Now / All That We Do
"Do Your Thing" (GER only) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 "Breathe Don't Stop" (as Mr. On vs. Jungle Brothers) -- -- 33 30 56 -- -- -- 26 21 single only
2005 "Beats On A String" (as Ali B vs. Jungle Brothers) (UK only) -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I Got U
"--" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

References

  1. ^ a b Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. p. 523. ISBN 1-84195-017-3.
  2. ^ "April '98 Hip Hop News". Daveyd.com. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ "Ill Crew Universal Returns - The Worlds Greatest HipHop Organization is Back and Ready to Take the HipHop Entertainment Industry by Storm". Prweb.com. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Jungle Brothers - US Dance Club". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ "Jungle Brothers - US R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ "Jungle Brothers - Australian chart". Australian-charts.com. Archived from the original on 15 September 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Jungle Brothers - New Zealand Chart". Charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on 15 September 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "Jungle Brothers - Dutch chart". Dutchcharts.nl. 15 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Jungle Brothers - Belgian Chart". Ultratop.be. Retrieved 2014.
  10. ^ "Jungle Brothers - German Chart". Charts.de. Retrieved 2014.
  11. ^ "Jungle Brothers - Swedish chart". Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2014.
  12. ^ "Jungle Brothers - UK Chart". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2014.

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