Wake Up (Explicit Reprise In The Sunshine)
Label: Elektra Records
The first album from N.Y.C. favorites, this 1990 classic was a part of the early '90s Afrocentric movement, which included X-Clan, Public Enemy, and others. Brand Nubian also bring a playful, eclectic vibe that's similar to the Native Tongues work. Stellar joints include "Slow Down," "Step To The Rear," and "Brand Nubian."