A Tribe Called Quest

The Low End Theory (2 LP)

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(2LP) 1991 classic! One of the most brilliant fusions of jazz atmosphere and hip-hop attitude ever recorded. A Tribe Called Quest are even stronger, especially on their excellent second album, the bass-thumping, heavily jazz-sampled the Low End Theory. According to the opening “Excursions,” rapper Q-Tip’s old man says the disc’s jazz-rap “reminded him of bebop,” and Q calls himself “prominent like Shakespeare.” But if Charlie Parker had ever written poetic couplets and backed them with funky-drummer and Ron Carter-on-bass grooves this irresistible, he might have been as big as the Bard and Brother James combined.

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(2LP) 1991 classic! One of the most brilliant fusions of jazz atmosphere and hip-hop attitude ever recorded.

De la Soul are remembered as the premier Native Tongues posse, those rappers who got low-key, self-consciously thoughtful, and jazzy in the face of gangsta’s hardcore threats. But A Tribe Called Quest may have been even stronger, especially on their excellent second album, the bass-thumping, heavily jazz-sampled the Low End Theory. According to the opening “Excursions,” rapper Q-Tip’s old man says the disc’s jazz-rap “reminded him of bebop,” and Q calls himself “prominent like Shakespeare.” But if Charlie Parker had ever written poetic couplets and backed them with funky-drummer and Ron Carter-on-bass grooves this irresistible, he might have been as big as the Bard and Brother James combined.

Track listing

A Tribe Called Quest: Q-Tip, Phife (vocals); Ali Shaheed Muhammed (DJ). Additional personnel includes: Ms. Vinia, Diamond D., Busta Rhymes, Charlie Brown, Brand Nubian, Lord Jammar, Sadat X (vocals); Ron Carter (bass). Producers: Skeff Anselm, A Tribe Called Quest. Engineers include: Bob Power, A Tribe Called Quest, Pete Christensen. Recorded at Greene Street Studios and Soundtrack Studios, New York, New York.

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Weight 25 oz
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 1 in
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