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A Tribe Called Quest Expands Their Tribe With The Low End Theory

Off The Record Reviews

From the eclectic, trailblazing alt rap, east coast legendary rap group; A Tribe Called Quest, The Low End Theory stands out from the group’s stunning discography with its smooth song transitions and storytelling. This 48 minute listen is mostly composed of verses being exchanged from Q-Tip and Phife Dawg, with a feature from Busta Rhymes.

A Tribe Called Quest used a fusion of jazz and hip-hop to create an influential and innovative sound. This sound went on to inspire future artists such as Andre 3000, Pharell Williams and Scarface. This is not the ending of their influence as artists like Kanye West or Mac Miller have cited A Tribe Called Quest as a major inspiration for their individual music

Here are my ratings of  each song on a scale of 1-10 on overall quality. Music is subjective and polarizing, opinions could change drastically from person to person, so maybe your opinion differs from mine. Please feel free to comment below. I hope I’ve convinced you to give this album a chance, have an amazing day and keep enjoying music! peace.


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Excursions: 8.5/10

Buggin’ Out: 9/10

Rap Promoter: 8/10

Butter: 9/10

Verses from the Abstract (feat. Vinia Mojica & Ron Carter): 8.5/10

Show Business (feat. Diamond D, Lord Jamar & Sadat X): 8/10

Vibes and Stuff: 8.5/10

Infamous Date Rape: 8/10

Check the Rhime: 9/10

Everything Is Fair: 8.5/10

Jazz (We’ve Got): 9/10

Skypager: 8/10

What?: 8/10

Scenario (feat. Busta Rhymes, Dinco D & Charlie Brown): 8.5/10

Overall ranking: Perfect for late nights playing video games

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