Salaam Remi on Jungle Brothers' "Straight Out The Jungle" (1988)

Salaam Remi on Jungle Brothers' "Straight Out The Jungle" (1988)


There's a certain lo-fi feel to Jungle Brothers' debut effort, Straight Out The Jungle.  The group made the record at home using early sampling technology, but its influence is undeniable. It brought together house music, jazz, and hip-hop, and marked the beginning of the Native Tongues family. Groups like De La Soul and ATCQ would become the biggest members of the collective, but don't sleep on this heater. 

Record  producer Salaam Remi sits down with us to chat about the JB's place in the Native Tongues family, the countless flipped samples throughout the record, and his personal journey as a super producer.

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Show Tracklisting (all songs from Straight Out The Jungle unless otherwise indicated):

Jimmy's Bonus BeatJimbrowskiOn The RunBehind the BushSlick RIck: Children's StoryMC Lyte: Paper ThinEPMD: You Gots To ChillBig Daddy Kane: Ain't No Half Steppin'Braggin' and Boastin'The Magictones: Good Old MusicJimbrowskiSly & The Family Stone: You Can Make It If You TryBecause I Got It Like ThatIsaac Hayes: JoyBehind the BushThe Meters: Groovy LadyI'm Gonna Do YouThe Meters: Rigor MortisI'm Gonna Do YouMandrill: Mango MeatStraight Out The JungleMarshall Jackson: Move Your BodyI'll House YouSuper Cat: Ghetto Red Hot (Remix)Lou Donaldson: It's Your ThingDe La Soul: Bitties In The BK LoungePoor Righteous Teachers: ShakiylaSuper Cat: Ghetto Red Hot (Remix)Because I Got It Like ThatBehind The BushI'm Gonna Do YouBecause I Got It Like ThatOn The RunStraight Out The JungleQueen Latifah: Come Into My HouseKMD: PeachfuzzChill Rob G: Court Is Now In Session


Here is the Spotify playlist of as many songs as we can find on there

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