Straight out the Jungle

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Straight out the Jungle
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Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 8, 1988[1]
Recorded1987–1988
GenreGolden age hip hop, jazz rap
Length48:31
LabelWarlock Records
ProducerJungle Brothers, Todd Terry, Q-Tip
Jungle Brothers chronology
Straight out the Jungle
(1988)
Done by the Forces of Nature
(1989)

Straight out the Jungle is the debut album from hip hop group Jungle Brothers. The album marked the beginning of the Native Tongues collective, which later featured popular artists such as De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest and Black Sheep. The album's masters have a lower quality to other hip-hop albums of its kind, compared to the singles.

The single "I'll House You", added to the album in late-1988 reissues, is known as the first non-Chicago hip-house record to be a sufficiently big club hit, to drastically change how the hip-hop and dance-music industries work.[citation needed]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
The Guardian[3]
Mojo[4]
NME9/10[5]
The Philadelphia Inquirer[6]
Record Collector[7]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide[8]
The Source5/5[9]
Spin Alternative Record Guide9/10[10]
The Village VoiceA−[11]

In 1998, Straight out the Jungle was selected as one of The Source's "100 Best Albums".[12]

Track listing[edit]

# Title Producer(s) Performer (s)
1 "Straight out the Jungle" Jungle Brothers Afrika Baby Bam, Mike Gee
2 "What's Going On" Jungle Brothers Afrika Baby Bam, Mike Gee
3 "Black is Black" Jungle Brothers Afrika Baby Bam, Mike Gee, Q-Tip
4 "Jimbrowski" Jungle Brothers Afrika Baby Bam, Mike Gee
5 "I'm Gonna Do You" Jungle Brothers Afrika Baby Bam, Mike Gee
6 "I'll House You" Todd Terry (uncredited) Afrika Baby Bam, Mike Gee
7 "On the Run" Jungle Brothers Afrika Baby Bam, Mike Gee
8 "Behind the Bush" Jungle Brothers Afrika Baby Bam, Mike Gee
9 "Because I Got it Like That" Jungle Brothers Afrika Baby Bam, Mike Gee
10 "Braggin' & Boastin'" Jungle Brothers Afrika Baby Bam, Mike Gee
11 "Sounds of the Safari" Jungle Brothers *Instrumental*
12 "Jimmy's Bonus Beat" Jungle Brothers *Instrumental*
13 "The Promo" Jungle Brothers, Q-Tip (uncredited) Afrika Baby Bam, Mike Gee, Q-Tip

Personnel[edit]

  • Dick Charles – Mastering
  • Tony D. – Arranger
  • Andre Debourg – Engineer
  • Andrew "The Record Lord" DeBourg – Engineer
  • DJ Red Alert – Engineer, Mixing
  • The Grand Wizard Oswald – Arranger
  • Pam Hall – Composer
  • Jungle Brothers – Arranger, Composer, Producer
  • Ken Kaufman – Photography, Cover Design
  • Michael Small – Composer[citation needed]
  • Sweet Daddy – Scratching

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
Billboard Top R&B Albums 39

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart Peak
1989 "I'll House You" Billboard Hot Rap Singles 16
Billboard Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hip-Hop's Greatest Year: 15 Albums That Made Rap Explode". Rolling Stone. February 12, 2008. Retrieved July 27, 2008.
  2. ^ Huey, Steve. "Straight Out the Jungle – Jungle Brothers". AllMusic. Retrieved August 27, 2016.
  3. ^ Cox, Tom (July 17, 1998). "Jungle Brothers: Straight Out of the Jungle (Gee Street)". The Guardian. London.
  4. ^ Harrison, Ian (October 2010). "Jungle Brothers: Straight out the Jungle". Mojo. No. 203. London.
  5. ^ Langlands, Justin (October 15, 1988). "Technobush". NME. London. p. 46.
  6. ^ Tucker, Ken (September 29, 1988). "The Jungle Brothers: Straight Out of the Jungle (Warlock)". The Philadelphia Inquirer.
  7. ^ Draper, Jason (November 2010). "Straight Out The Jungle | Jungle Brothers". Record Collector. No. 381. London. Retrieved August 27, 2016.
  8. ^ Relic, Peter (2004). "Jungle Brothers". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian (eds.). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide (4th ed.). Simon & Schuster. pp. 444–445. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.
  9. ^ "Jungle Brothers: Straight out the Jungle". The Source. No. 150. New York. March 2002.
  10. ^ Weisbard, Eric (1995). "Jungle Brothers". In Weisbard, Eric; Marks, Craig (eds.). Spin Alternative Record Guide. Vintage Books. p. 204. ISBN 0-679-75574-8.
  11. ^ Christgau, Robert (December 27, 1988). "Christgau's Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. New York. Retrieved August 27, 2016.
  12. ^ "100 Best Albums". The Source. No. 100. New York. January 1998.