If you never heard this album and you claim to be a Hip hop fan, then this album is an intricate part of Hip Hop Education! This album helped Define Alternative type Hip Hop in the 90’s and gave people a Whole other vibe to Hip Hop. If you weren’t just the hardcore east coast or hardcore west coast type music lover and wanted another option to your hip hop endeavors then this jazz influenced album was that option. This definitely had a new york vibe but with a hippie type feel. Smooth , Laid back, Smoke a bong/blunt and CHILL with your girl type music! The Source granted it 5 mics when it dropped and it made Tribe called Quest musical Superstars!
EVERY track on the album is HOT!!!!….not one filler on this one! Just put it in your CD player or Ipod and press play! And let the music take you , Listen to the Humor, the Metaphors, The Jazz horns, The tight drums , and the creative genius that is A TRIBE CALLED QUEST!
The Low End Theory was one of the first records to fuse hip hop with a laid-back jazz atmosphere. Ali Shaheed Muhammad along with Q-Tip and Phife Dawg showcase how rap was done before commercial success influenced many rappers’ creativity. The album’s minimalist sound is “stripped to the essentials: vocals, drums, and bass.” The bass drum and vocals emphasize the downbeat on every track. Engineer Bob Power has been quoted numerous times calling the album, “The Sgt. Pepper’s of hip hop” referring to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band released by The Beatles in 1967.
The Low End Theory helped shape alternative hip hop in the 1990s. It established the musical, cultural, and historical link between hip hop and jazz. The album was considered an instant classic with a 5 mics rating in The Source. Reviewer Reef lauded their “progressive sound” and “streetwise edge”. Writer Oliver Wang called the album “a consummate link between generations”, which took the essence of jazz and hip hop, and “showing they originated from the same black center.” The group’s “mellow innovations” helped jazz rap gain significant exposure from 1992 to 1993. Rolling Stone ranked the album at number 154 in “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time”, stating that “people connected the dots between hip-hop and jazz — both were revolutionary forms of black music based in improvisation and flow — but A Tribe Called Quest’s second album drew the entire picture.”
|5.||“Verses from the Abstract” (featuring Vinia Mojica and Ron Carter on double bass)||3:59|
|6.||“Show Business” (featuring Diamond D, Lord Jamar and Sadat X)||3:53|
|7.||“Vibes and Stuff”||4:18|
|8.||“The Infamous Date Rape”||2:54|
|9.||“Check the Rhime”||3:36|
|10.||“Everything Is Fair”||2:58|
|11.||“Jazz (We’ve Got)”||4:09|
|14.||“Scenario” (featuring Busta Rhymes, Charlie Brown and Dinco D of Leaders of the New School)|
He actually said he’s top 5 rappers dead or alive….I couldn’t even have him make my Top 20…AND I CHALLENGE ANYONE that says hes top 20….I can make a list ANYTIME of 19 rappers that would Smoke Kanye West.
Kanye west the walking Contradiction !!Does Kanye have anything RELEVANT to say in today’s hip hop culture?…Does anyone want to hear him cry because hes a “SLAVE” to corporations? he got famous and got millions of dollars including a deal with Pepsi (A huge corporation) and now he wants to bitch about it. Kanye is nothing but a FAKE prophet revolutionary for profit!!!!!! you ARE NOT RELEVANT in today’s hip hop Market!…..I’d much rather Put on a J.COLE RECORD and rock to that . YEEZUS WAS THE WACKEST HIP HOP album ever made and released
THE REALNESS FROM CHARLAMAGNE!
HIT EM UP! Might be a chance to be heard on a bigger level!
OK….so Cass MURDERED Kendrick on his response track , But I been following this kid ASTRO Since his time on X-Factor, and Trust me the kid is Dope….if you doubt me, Check out his music on his mixtapes. The Kid has bars. More Importantly he STAYS reppin NYC , Always has…He reps his city hard, and we need more NY Rappers to step up and be heard to bring hip hop back where it belongs. Obviously Jay Z too far removed and rich to heat up NYC rappers and the real birthplace of hip hop. MCHG certainly didn’t do it. Check out The Astronomical Kid and this track.
Just when you thought Hip Hop was DEAD???…..Cassidy comes back with a diss track to Kendrick Lamar and REMINDS EVERYONE…..why he was and Is one of the best to ever do it. This track got more punchlines than an eminem battle rap from 97 rap olympics. Cass…the original Hustler!
I’m so happy Kendrick Lamar started this, maybe …Just maybe we can start to see some real lyrics again in hip hop and stop the money cash bling bling buy out the bar what im wearing raps i’m so tired of ignoring……and if Cass not enough to get you excited about hip hop check out the new Eminem Song for the video game Call of duty GHOSTS…so GOOD to hear the King back on the grind! Check that out here http://www.thisis50.com/profiles/blogs/eminem-ft-skylar-grey-survival-official-cdq-version
Joell BODIED this dude Kendrick on this track!
Regardless of what nicki is saying right now, that Khalid was not serious, the dude looked pretty damn serious to me!…That ring is definitely for real!!!!….peep the video on click through
Blaze is crazy for this one!….AWESOME to hear this type of track with Jay spittin like old times! brings back that good old feelin of hearing really good music for the first time!
Kinda cool to hear what Timbaland has to say about Jay Z’s new Album, But he really needs to get off that Kayne bus. The dude put out a GARBAGE Album and had the nerve to call it hip hop. THANK GOD Jay Z still believes in the Essence and foundation of Hip Hop. If the life of Hip hop were resting on Kayne’s shoulders, Hip Hop would be dead and buried with Yeezus!