A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory

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  • Originally Released: 1991
  • Label: Jive

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Rolling Stone - 5/13/99, p.70
Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."
Rolling Stone - 12/11/03, p.131
Ranked #154 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "Each time Q-Tip rhymes over Carter's bass lines, the groove just gets deeper."
Spin - 9/99, p.136
Ranked #32 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."
Vibe - 12/99, p.160
Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century

Tracks:

  • Buy for $0.991.Excursions
  • Buy for $0.992.Buggin' Out
  • Buy for $0.993.Rap Promoter
  • Buy for $0.994.Butter
  • Buy for $0.995.Verses From the Abstract
  • Buy for $0.996.Show Business
  • Buy for $0.997.Vibes and Stuff
  • Buy for $0.998.The Infamous Date Rape
  • Buy for $1.299.Check the Rhime
  • Buy for $0.9910.Everything Is Fair
  • Buy for $0.9911.Jazz (We've Got)
  • Buy for $0.9912.Skypager
  • Buy for $0.9913.What?
  • Buy for $1.2914.Scenario

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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.
Personnel: Phife Dawg, Q-Tip (vocals).
DJ: Ali Shaheed Muhammad.
Audio Mixers: A Tribe Called Quest; Bob Power.
Recording information: Battery Studios; Greene Street Studios; Soundtrack Studios.
Photographer: Joe Grant .
Unknown Contributor Roles: Diamond D; Dinco D.; Lord Jamar; Sadat X; Busta Rhymes; Charlie Brown .
Arranger: A Tribe Called Quest.
With their second album in 1991, they became serious contenders for Public Enemy's (until then) undisputed crown as hip-hop's cultural leaders. However, where their debut was propelled by a disparate array of samples, The Low-End Theory was built on a stricter musical doctrine - its spine provided by bebop jazz. Though jazz-rap crossover would become a staple of popular music in the mid-90s (Gang Starr, Jazzmatazz, etc.), this album played a substantial part in breaking down barriers between genres. Phife Dog and Q-Tip are on great form too, making the most of Quest's energetic production with cool asides and insightful observations ('The Infamous Date Rape', 'Showbusiness').
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  • Sales Rank: 53,224
  • UPC: 012414141828
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