Who Sang Doin' Our Own Dang? Jungle Brothers

Jungle Brothers Done by the Forces of Nature cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing
writers: Phillip Hall Nathaniel, Benton Small Michael, Kamaal Fareed, Simone Antoinette Johnson, David J Jolicoeur, Kelvin Mercer, Walter Orange, Lionel B. Richie
release date: 1989-11-21
genres: Electronic Hip Hop
styles: Conscious/Hip-House/Jazzy Hip-Hop
length: 4:19
guest: Q‐Tip, Queen Latifah, De La Soul and Monie Love
Me, Plug Three, the one they call Baby Huey
The one that gets all the money (all the money)
Yeah, that's right

A fat funky fruit with a whole lot of tang
A little something called "Doing Our Own Dang"
Breaking the beat others wished they broke
Bass line so dope that you just might choke
Don't bite off something that you can't chew
And don't trail behind when I'm coming through
Fronting the feel that you really can't feel
Cause you're trying to feel what's on my reel to reel

A tree is growing
Can't you see what I see? A white blue fruit to boot
We count to ten before we pass the crews, now that's family
Equipped with the brothers and the sisters and the sisters and the brothers
And all others, with the funky flairs, the bugged-out hairs
It's the life of Riley, I'm really ready
Gazing at the dollar fill of rap
The cool June bugs, the wicks, the wacks
Praise the rhythms for what it beez
And praise the Lord for the JB's

We're doing our own dang [Repeat: x4]

Isn't it cool when you cut your hair
And the blood is red instead of sellout green
This is not the music for an R&B mind
This is flower intertwined with a vine
(In other words this is rose)
You see what I mean? Or see what Grandpa Bam saw
Funk we transmit is unstable
One condition if I am able to say
(Yes you may) Well hey, let's get on with it
Vocal confetti is thrown, sometimes spitted
Out the vents of hecklers and fans
Either which way they all hop on the van
The band, the band, here comes the band
The tribe of fingers all on one hand
Me, myself, and I are dark
Monie Love the mouthpiece, it's now yours to spark

[Monie Love]
Sister Monie, the only one here who missed a plane back to London
Residing with my brothers and I learned a lot from them
About the group, how to be smooth and play funky
And sometimes rated it's kind of funky, but it's cool
For we are beyond the stereotypes
Coordination crazy, but still it sounds hype
Rocking on and off beat, and I do believe I'm right (You're right)
Am I wrong? (Yeah, son)
Don't be mad, be glad I missed the plane, I'm staying
With the Brothers Jungle, Soul, and the Tribe I'm saying
Funky funky rhymes that always stay in swing
I believe we doing our own thing


Well my family sets all the trends
From soul to soul, large to loose ends
And I all my groups like kill?
(Cause that's where the money's at)
Yeah, the industry's filled with copycats
R&B mixed with sloppy raps
Tribes like us always open doors
But what for, so you can get yours?
You ain't in to it, all you want is profit
So I ask you please to stop it
Leave me alone, get off my bone
Cause I'm doing my own

[Mike G]
A new seed, a new breed
A new man you to feed the greed
A new pair of boots for a new piece of butt
Sweet daddy are you there? (Sammy be is on the cut!)
Spinning back for a rap that's laid back
Read to kic back, those get no slack
I may rock a rhyme or I may start to sing
But still, I'm doing my own thing

In comes the mood of Jungle and Daisies
Play the same and let the vibes grace me
All hold hands and let's walk about
And form a circle and talk about
Don't follow the path that we're stepping
Truth to the soul is what I'm cramming
Reasons for this is that the family's strong
And like Bob Marley said "We're jammin'"
Seeing is believing, so see and believe
And let the groove of the new proceed
A whole bunch of love, peace signs, and fun
So let's do what's got to be done, you know?

CD 1
  • 1 Beyond This World
  • 2 Feelin’ Alright
  • 3 Sunshine
  • 4 What “U” Waitin’ 4?
  • 5 “U” Make Me Sweat
  • 6 Acknowledge Your Own History
  • 7 Belly Dancin’ Dina
  • 8 Good Newz Comin’
  • 9 Done by the Forces of Nature
  • 10 Beeds on a String
  • 11 Tribe Vibes
  • 12 J. Beez Comin’ Through
  • 13 Black Woman
  • 14 In Dayz “2” Come
  • 15 Doin’ Our Own Dang
  • 16 Kool Accordin’ “2” a Jungle Brother

  • Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992607223
    script: Latin