This article is about an album by alternative hip hop crew the Jungle Brothers. There is also a short story by Ray Davis with the same title.
The song "Doin' Our Own Dang" includes three other members of the Native Tongues Posse, De La Soul, Queen Latifah and A Tribe Called Quest. "I'll House You" is perhaps the first fusion of hip hop and house music recorded outside Chicago's hip house scene; the song was a club hit that drastically changed the way the hip hop and dance music industries worked, proving that intelligent hip hop could be dance music. The song also influentially decried homophobia, when negative speech directed towards homosexuals was standard in hip hop.
Rolling Stone magazine gave the album four stars, claiming that the Jungle Brothers "don't lose a shred of their defness by quoting the Bible, bad-mouthing drugs or espousing vegetarianism. Their joyously Afrocentric message comes through loud and proud – their idea of heaven is a two-month paid vacation in the motherland". Face, New Music Express and the Village Voice all placed Done By the Forces of Nature on their best-of list for the year more awards and details.
Done By the Forces of Nature peaked at #46 on Billboard's (North America) Top Hip Hop/R&B Albums chart.
The title, Done By the Forces of Nature, may refer to a line from the Bhagavad Gita, a Hindui scripture that says "Those who are deluded by the illusive power (Maya) of Nature become attached to the work done by the forces of nature" (3.28).
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Billboard Music Charts (North America)
1990 What "U" Waitin "4"? Hot Rap Singles No. 19 1990 What U Waitin 4? Hot Dance Music/Club Play No. 13 1990 What U Waitin 4? Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales No. 6