SIP THE JUICE W/ JUNGLE BROTHERSJuly 26, 2015
Thu 3rd Sep | 7.30pm | £12 Early Bird | £15 Full Price
It’s hard to believe, it’s been Twenty years since the Jungle Brothers and their Native Tongues movement swept hip-hop off its feet. Twenty tumultuous years, some gloriously high, some depressingly low, but while others of their ilk have foundered and fallen by the wayside, the Jungle Brothers soldier on. In a genre where many talk of longevity, but few attain that level of durability; the Jungle Brothers have achieved just that without succumbing to passing fads that slide snake-like in and out of rap. They remain true to themselves and their beloved art.
The seeds that spawned the Jungle Brothers were formed during hip-hop’s halcyon days. With the bright graffiti on the city’s street corners, parks and trains as a surreal backdrop and Afrika Bambaataa, Treacherous Three and the Cold Crush Brothers providing the soundtrack, the JBs were religiously soaking up rap by osmosis. Rappers Afrika Baby Bam and Mike G met while attending Manhattan’s Murray Bergtraum H.S. and often hit block parties together. When the two MCs decided to enter the school talent show, they enlisted the spinning services of Sammy B a/k/a Sweet Daddy and, to use a well-worn cliché, history was made.
£12 Early Bird (available from BTS only)
£15 Full Price
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