Native Tongues

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The Native Tongues Posse is a group of late 1980s and early 1990s Hip-Hop artists known for their positive Afrocentric lyrics and jazzy beats. They were inspired by earlier, similar rappers, especially Afrika Bambaataa, and came together in order to cooperate on each other's projects and help bring socially-conscious hip hop to the mainstream. Native Tongues was made up of the Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Monie Love, and Queen Latifah, among others.