3)Native Tongues Posse – Buddy Remix

(I know the picture is incorrect, I just wanted to put up something Native Tongue-ish to me)

Song: Buddy Remix

12″ single

Year: 1989

Prince Paul is a production wizard and a genius of our time. He took the Taana Gardner “Heartbeat” bass line, combined small elements from a slew of other records I have no clue about and created the backdrop for what I consider easily the best posse cut of all time.

Everything about this song is magical and fun. De La, Jungle Brothers and Tribe really rip it, then Monie Love comes in and KILLS it, then Q-Tip & Queen Latifah harmonize The Five Stairsteps’ “Ooh Child” randomly and it’s such a happy moment for Hip-Hop. Then Queen Latifah does a silly Hispanic accent in a skit at the end, this was before she became a leading actress, before the Tribe breakup, when the Native Tongues were still a unit and it felt like everything was great within the culture.

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