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The Low End Theory

The Low End Theory
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Description: 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-b ... (more)
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
Release date: 24 September 1991
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0747963092368 UPC: 012414141828
Tags: 1991 (4), Hip Hop (3), Rap (2), Hip-hop (1), 1990s (1), Chris (1), A Tribe Called Quest (1), Jive (1), Cd (1), Alternative (1)
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100 Greatest American Albums of All Time (100 music items)

"The discerning fan’s hip-hop A Tribe Called Quest rose above the murky waters of gangsta rap to hold aloft a beacon of hip-hop positivity. The Low End Theory was their second album, an undisputed masterpiece with warm jazz samples plus relaxed, thoughtful rhymes by Q-Tip and Phife Dawg. Standout tracks: “Butter,” “Scenario”"

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2,000 Albums to Listen to Before Death... (2000 music items)

"THE LOW END THEORY (1991) A TRIBE CALLED QUEST Review coming soon... "

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""Scenario" (featuring Leaders of the New School)"

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