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Native Tongue Posse Documentary Launches on Kickstarter [VIDEO]

De La Soul saw huge success when they utilized Kickstarter to help them bring their No. 1 rap album, and the Anonymous Nobody to fruition. Now a group of directors are asking those same fans to help them crowdfund their documentary on the illustrious Native Tongue Posse.

For those who don’t know, the Native Tongue Posse was one of most talented hip-hop crews of the 1990s. The members consist of De La Soul, Queen Latifah, A Tribe Called Quest, the Jungle Brothers, Monie Love, Black Sheep and Chi-Ali.

A Kickstarter campaign has been launched by the creators of the upcoming documentary called Speaking In Tongues: The Legend Of The Native Tongue Posse. The synopsis reads in part:

It’s a feature length documentary that unravels the ‘legend’ of a music collective known as The Native Tongue Posse – a group of pioneers who, through their mere formation, unwittingly changed the landscape of music and youth culture in the late 80’s and early 90’s.

The film is a celebratory tale – told by the Posse’s original members – of what happens when a group of proverbial “new kids” choose individuality over conformity to become hip hop’s new ‘cool kids.’ It’s the first ever, complete look at a collective that not only made timeless art-filled masterpieces in the form of recorded music, but also championed individuality while spreading messages of Afrocentrism and self-awareness.”

The Kickstarter campaign offers different levels of rewards for your donation including T-shirts, a DVD of the movie, an engraved wooden Bluetooth speaker, a round of golf with Dres of Black Sheep and even a spa day with Monie Love.

If you supported De La Soul’s crowd-funding efforts for their fantastic album, and the Anonymous Nobody, then continue the love by supporting the Native Tongue Posse documentary.

For more information about the project head over to

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