Rap Collective Native Tongues Launch New Festival To Mark 30 Year Anniversary

The group of all-star rappers will celebrate in Washington, D.C.

(AllHipHop News) Members of the iconic Hip-Hop collectives The Native Tongues have banded together to launch their own festival.

The Native Tongues Festival will celebrate 30 years of success in the Hip-Hop business this July in Washington D.C.

The celebration will take place at The Anthem with Native Tongue members The Jungle Brothers, Black Sheep, Jarobi from A Tribe Called Quest, Leaders of The New School, Monie Love, Chi Ali, The Fu-Schnickens, DJ Maseo of De La Soul and Kool DJ Red Alert.

A variety of extended family of The Native Tongues will on also be on hand, including The Beatnuts, Brand Nubian, and Da Bush Babees.

The concert will also help raise funds for the new documentary "Speaking In Tongues" by director Omar Akil, who is planning on unraveling the history of one of the most iconic crew of rappers ever assembled in Hip-Hop.

In addition to celebrating The Native Tongues, the festival will pay special tribute to Phife Dawg and "Baby" Chris Lighty by donating a portion of the proceeds to The American Diabetes Association and The National Suicide Prevention.

The Natives Tongues Festival will take place on Thursday, July 18 at The Anthem in Washington, D.C.