Those behind the documentary on the noted rap collective, currently titled Speaking In Tongues: The Legend Of The Native Tongue Posse, have set a financial goal of $48,000.
As of today (October 20), they’ve raised a little over $4,000, with 29 days to go.
A description for Speaking In Tongues states that the “celebratory tale” will be told by original members of Native Tongues.
“The film is a celebratory tale — told by the Posse’s original members — of what happens when a group of proverbial ‘new kids’ choose individuality over conformity to become hip hop’s new ‘cool kids,'” the description reads. “It’s the first ever, complete look at a collective that not only made timeless art-filled masterpieces in the form of recorded music, but also championed individuality while spreading messages of Afrocentrism and self-awareness.”
For those willing to dish out dough for the documentary, there are several rewards.
On the lower end, those who donate $30 or more will receive a Native Tongues poster designed by Amy Cinnamon. And with a donation of $10,000 or more, donors will receive credit as executive producer of Speaking In Tongues, as well as a handful of other perks.
Speaking In Tongues doesn’t serve as the first time the story of Native Tongues has attempted to makes its way to the screen.
In 2014, Q-Tip, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Jonah Hill created a television series loosely based on the Tribe Called Quest rapper’s time spent as a member of the Native Tongues. The trio was reportedly set to pitch the show to various networks.
Check the trailer below and donate here.