I saw Tribe and De La during the Native Tongues tour.
Pretty sure they were promoting Buhloone Mind State and Midnight Marauders at the time.
Jungle Bros absent because they were beefin.
Either Pharcyde or Souls of Mischief opened, but I can't remember.
I missed them because I was late to the show.
I remember Posdnous was trying to get the crowd hype.
He tried to have the left and right sides of the audience do different verses on his mark.
One side was supposed to do Dr. Dre - Nuthin but a G Thang. No problem. This is Cali.
The other side was supposed to do Eric B. is President but nobody in Cali knew the words:
I came in the door, I said it before, I never let the mic magnetize me no more...
Pos did a facepalm.
I don't know about De La albums being consistent.
I like the first four.
Dead is prolly my favorite.
I stopped listening to hip hop in like 1998 or so.
Started playing guitar and got into indie rock and country.
Edited by sugarkang - 1/5/11 at 5:43am
Originally Posted by Deep Funk
Sugarkang, did you actually live in the time of the early/rootsy Hip Hop groups? If so I cannot imagine how much fun you had in your day...
I used to be into this music and from the late seventies to the late eighties there was a lot of creativity. I would almost include the Newcleus or Souls Of Mischief and others but limiting yourself to 5 makes it hard to choose. I used to really enjoy DJ Funktual's "Top Ten..." videos and I am occasionally still digging for the better Hip Hop albums. Are the later De La Soul albums really that consistent by the way?