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12th Tribe

12th Tribe
Country:United States
Website:http://www.myspace.com/12thtribemusic
Releases:[Enter The Tribal Camp [Welcome to the Tribal Camp]] [Gritty Funk Rezidue] [Livin' In Babylon] [Knowledge Is The Tree Of Life]
Info:The crew consists of founding member David Portillo, known as Rapps Galore, Johnny Esparza known as DJ Redeemed, and Santos Smith known as Sound Mind.

Beginnings
Dave Portillo and Eddie Sierra from California began rapping in 1985 under the name of Deity, but later changed it to the 12th Tribe.

Name
The group name of 12th Tribe comes from the books in the Old Testament of the bible, which speaks of the Tribe of Benjamin in which the Hebrew translation of Benjamin means; Son of my right hand. 12th Tribe also is defined in the bible as Mighty Archers men that fought with their individual bow and arrows.

Daily Struggle
The 12th Tribe was a young group of men that inherited this mighty gift of distinguished courage and fierce determination. Now, in our modern day battles of daily life struggles and spiritual warfare these individuals do not take lightly the name that the Lord appointed them.

Perfomances
They have in many occasions preached, and spoke at many youth conferences and have been on panels at Christian Rap Festivals such as Flavor Fest last November 2005 in Tampa, Florida in which the title was called The Longevity of Christian Hip-Hop.

Albums
Their sound was influenced by soul and heavy metal. The crew's debutalbum "Knowledge is The Tree of Life" got released in 1991.

New Project
12th Tribe is currently working on a new album. The album is scheduled for 2008, but there is no title known as of yet.

Sources: Bil Carpenter, All Music Guide.

Release:Enter The Tribal Camp [Welcome to the Tribal Camp]
Enter The Tribal Camp [Welcome to the Tribal Camp]
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2004
Recordlabel:Game Plan Records
Info:The album is known as Welcome to the Tribal Camp, but the cover mentions Enter the Tribal Camp.

1. Heavyweights (Intro)
2. Invisible
3. Get With
4. Future 1
5. Word Play
6. I Never Knew
7. Fugitive
8. Who's Down
9. Daniel Spoken
10. Tribal What ?
11. Test
12. Got That Feelin
13. West Coast
14. Future 2
15. We Won't Fall
16. Group Therapy
17. Tribal Camp
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Release:Gritty Funk Rezidue
Gritty Funk Rezidue
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:1996
Recordlabel:Rescue Records
Info:1. Demons
2. Intro
3. Boot
4. Slippin
5. Space
6. Ghettos
7. Story (intro)
8. Story
9. Born
10. Soldier
11. Slave
12. Dance
13. Deep
14. Lead
15. Camp
16. Song
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Release:Livin' In Babylon
Livin' In Babylon
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:1992
Recordlabel:Frontline Records
Info:1. Apodokimaza - intro
2. Livin' in Babylon
3. Demons in the attic
4. A dream
5. Black highway
6. Stomach ache
7. Abhor evil
8. B4 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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Release:Knowledge Is The Tree Of Life
Knowledge Is The Tree Of Life
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:1991
Recordlabel:Frontline Records
Info:Production by Scott Blackwell.

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. Just chillin'
11. God rules
12. Tempted
13. Wonders of Christ
14. Peace to the deity
15. Harvest of the 90's
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