The artists collectively known as the Native Tongues are noted as the primary purveyors of "conscious rap" during the '90s, but New Jersey's Brand Nubian was also on the frontlines. But Brand Nubian wasn't as well-received as groups such as De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest, largely because of its affiliation with the Five Percenter Nation. With the exception of "Slow Down" and "Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down," it didn't catch on with a mainstream audience the way its carefree... More >>>