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1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Done By the Forces of Nature
FORMAT
2CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
TEG 75524CD TEG 75524CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/24/2012

"The Jungle Brothers' 1988 debut, Straight Out the Jungle, was a landmark release in the development of conscious hip-hop. That album's successor, 1989's superior Done By the Forces of Nature, builds on the innovations of the group's debut and adds the polish of major label production under the steady eye and ear of Kool DJ Red Alert, the works executive producer. The Jungle Brothers major label debut offered a spiritual take on black America that was as mellow as it was playful. Though the Jbeez' sonic affiliation with the underground is still intact, the album is cleaner, less dated, and generally easier on the ears than the independently released Straight Out the Jungle. The group's sophomore effort is a vivid tapestry of buoyant beats; sampling from jazz, world music, classic funk, R&B and even house and club style beats (seldom heard in hip-hop). The two discs boast the original album in all its sonic glory with top notch features from De La Soul, Q-Tip, Monie Love, Kool DJ Red Alert & Karen Wheeler plus remixes and 12" edits by the likes of Norman Cook aka Fat Boy Slim, CJ Mackintosh and Tony Humphries as well as non album cuts; 27 tracks in all."