Celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of their debut album, Jungle Brothers performed at Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg on Friday, October 26th.
The show began with a set by Bronx rapper, Nine. He performed a short set including songs both old and new, including a verse and chorus from his 1994 Billboard charting song “Whutcha Want?” from his debut release, Nine Livez.
The next act, who was scheduled to perform first, G MiMs, played one song, “New York Shit” which is by Jay Prezi featuring G MiMs and HarlemBeanz. Once they finished, Jungle Brothers immediately took the stage. Later on, G MiMs came out to perform a song with the headliners and blamed being late to the show because of Uber. Jungle Brothers’ set included songs from their 1988 debut record such as “Jimbrowski” (featuring a guest appearance by legendary NY DJ, Kool DJ Red Alert), “I’ll House You,” and “I’m Gonna Do You.” They were joined by rapper Torture (formerly known as Sensational) for “40 Below Trooper,” and closed their set with the Native Tongues classic song, “Buddy.” Afrika Bam Bam remarked that it’s been 30 years for the hip hop group and they’ve got at least 30 more years to go.