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18 June 2021

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A Tribe Called Quest “Oh My God” (1993)

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“Oh My God” is the third single from A Tribe Called Quest‘s third album Midnight Marauders. It contains a sample of “Who’s Gonna Take the Weight” by Kool & the Gang. It also features Busta Rhymes on the chorus. The video starts in a convenience store where Q-Tip and Phife Dawg are buying snacks. When […]

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7 June 2021

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A Tribe Called Quest “Electric Relaxation” (1993)

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“Electric Relaxation” is the second single from A Tribe Called Quest‘s third album Midnight Marauders. In a conversation with XXL, Phife Dawg revealed that the beat was created in his grandmother’s basement by Q-Tip: I just remember coming home from somewhere—my grandmother gave him a key, the whole nine, he used to just go in and do his thing—I […]

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15 April 2021

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A Tribe Called Quest “Scenario” (1991)

Written by on 15 April 2021

“Scenario” is the third single from A Tribe Called Quest‘s second album The Low End Theory. The song features Dinco D, Charlie Brown, and Busta Rhymes of Leaders of the New School. No doubt this track is Busta Rhymes’ breakout moment – his verse is among the most memorable guest verses ever in Hip Hop. The music video features cameo […]

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25 March 2021

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A Tribe Called Quest “Check The Rhime” (1991)

Written by on 25 March 2021

“Check the Rhime” is the first single from A Tribe Called Quest’s second album The Low End Theory.   The music video, directed by Jim Swaffield, starts out in front of houses and moves to a cleaners store where the group performs on the roof, in Queens, New York in front of a large crowd. The cleaners […]

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13 March 2021

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The Most Perfect Rap Song Ever Written: Electric Relaxation

Written by on 13 March 2021

If someone I knew told me that they’d never heard of A Tribe Called Quest and they needed a recommendation of what albums to start with, (assuming they weren’t aliens, from another planet) I’d immediately play them Midnight Marauders. Midnight Marauders is easily one of the best albums from the 90’s with classic joints on […]

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14 February 2021

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A Tribe Called Quest “Award Tour” (1993)

Written by on 14 February 2021

Award Tour is A Tribe Called Quest‘s, released as the first single from their third album Midnight Marauders. It features De La Soul’s Trugoy on the chorus. It contains a sample of “We Gettin’ Down” by Weldon Irvine, from his 1975 album Spirit Man. Award Tour remains Tribe’s highest-charting single to date, experiencing large success in […]

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31 January 2021

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A Tribe Called Quest “Can I Kick It?” (1990)

Written by on 31 January 2021

“Can I Kick It?” is the third single from A Tribe Called Quest‘s debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. The song was first recorded in 1989 when the members of A Tribe Called Quest, Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, and Ali Shaheed, were just 19. It contains samples of “Walk on the Wild […]

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