Native Tongues Posse is the name for a loose association ( Posse ) of hip-hop groups that City were in New York from the late 1980s active. The heyday of the Native Tongues ended in mid -1990.
These are usually counted the founding members of Jungle Brothers, Queen Latifah, A Tribe Called Quest, Black Sheep, De La Soul, Brand Nubian / Grand Puba, Monie Love and Black Star. The band Da Bush Babees and the Leaders of the New School were close to the farce.
Characteristic of this merger was to spread political awareness in the African-American society and in hip-hop, which should also extend to the ( African American ) middle class. As the music of hip-hop so far had been produced more for socially disadvantaged sections of society (eg growing dominance of the so-called gangsta rap in the early '90s ), here governed more intellectual content, which were welcomed by the middle-class society, although, of the ghettos and the road but were too far away to find echoes in can.
Publications of these groups usually distinguished by very experimental sounds and intellectual texts, which stood in contrast to the dominant Gangsta Rap.