Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Tribe Called Quest
"Midnight Marauders"

I love the Tribe. When discussions emerge about hip hop then-and-now the conversation MUST include the Tribe. This group embodied the ideas of soul, funk and humor wrapped in a truly enjoyable, groovable package.

Made in an age when sampling and real, actual drum beats were the backbone of a rap song it has a warmth and comfort to it that you didn't know you were missing until you hear it.

This album doesn't hang together quite as well as their previous "Low End Theory," but it comes close.

No comments: