12th Tribe

12th Tribe

The California duo of Dave Portillo and Eddie Sierra began rapping in 1985 under the name of Deity, later changing it to 12th Tribe. Influenced by soul and heavy metal, they liked the rap of Kool Moe Dee, Whodini, and the Fat Boys. They took their name from the 12th tribe of Israel -- the Benjamites, mighty warriors -- and released an album in 1991 for Frontline. They portrayed a tougher image than most Christian rap artists and had a comparatively hard street rap sound.

Track Listing

1.

Knowledge Is the Tree of Life

2.

I C Things

3.

Jealous Dialect

4.

Break the Ice

5.

Peace and Soul

6.

Sitting In a Restaurant

7.

Freedom

8.

White Lie

9.

12th Tribe Reply

10.

God Rules

11.

Tempted

12.

Wonders of Christ

13.

Peace to the Deity

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Knowledge Is The Tree Of Life

Originally Released: 1991

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Track Listing

1.

Apodokimaza (Intro)

2.

Livin' In Babylon

3.

Demons In the Attic

4.

A Dream

5.

Black Highways

6.

Stomach Ache

7.

Abhor Evil

8.

B.4. the Storm

9.

Master, Master

10.

Hush

11.

1 Day At a Time

12.

Strings of Sorrow

13.

Madness

14.

Curtains

15.

Run Devil Run

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Living In Babylon

Originally Released: 1992

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