Tribal Showdown  

Posted by Roddykat in , , ,

This post got re-sparked by Fave of the Friday Favecast and EJ Flavors of Ejflavors.com (Old School Wednesdays, y'all) on Twitter. I say re-sparked because I've had this self same conversation with people for years. Hell, I have a co-worker with whom I STILL go through it with every now and then. If you are a Hip Hop lover, it has to have come up at least once. What it basically boiled down to was one question: "What was your favorite A Tribe Called Quest album"? Everyone has their favorites. Most, like me are split between two. Not sure if anyone but me disregards the last couple of albums, but hey. Anyway, That is where this post comes in. If you are a Tribe fan from way back, I want to know what your favorite album is. If you don't know who this is, consider this a ATCQ primer. So, I would like to know the answer to this pressing question. If you aren't so versed in the Tribe or need a refresher, then here is where you will get it.

It breaks down like this:

5 albums. 3 videos (or links) a piece*. The videos that are embedded are either the a single or the ones I like. :)

People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (1990)

I Left My Wallet in El Segundo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpPkGZ6zhzA

Bonita Applebaum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46c8AqzjLCg

Can I Kick It




Low End Theory (1991)

Check the Rhime
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRrM6tfOHds

Jazz (we got) / Buggin' Out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_-4GFV7uTE

Scenario



Midnight Marauders (1993)

Award Tour


Electric Relaxation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERQzl4xDpXk

Oh My God
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35oNDO7VrJI


I guess if you must count these, then go ahead. :)

Beats, Rhymes, and Life (1996)

1nce again


Jam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_U8fQ7mrVIQ

Stressed Out
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6CfC3Iax-Q


The Love Movement (1998) **

Start It Up
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrkBM1p2n3Y

Find A Way


Hot Sex on a Platter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw-tANVjUF8

Alright, folks, have at it. I should point out that this post is why I LOVE Twitter. Conversations break out at a moment's notice (Plus, getting a blog post out of the deal is cool, too). ;)

And whatever happened to Jarobi the rhythm Provider?
Maybe some light is shed here:

A Tribe Called Quest interview (1998) Pt. 1
A Tribe Called Quest interview (1998) Pt. 2
A Tribe Called Quest interview (1998) Pt. 3
A Tribe Called Quest interview (1998) Pt. 4

* - Links put instead of the videos because this gets to be unruly. There are a lot video to go through.

** - Kinda hard to find videos for an album that was phoned in & packed with b-sides & whatnot. Not trying to say anything

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4 full and speaking on it

great post by my all time favorite group. i love how music represents emotions and, with ATCQ, the emotions are euphoric.

August 10, 2008 at 12:27 PM

Can I kick it...

and let's see...Curtis Mayfield or Rick James...can't lose with either.

Although I have an affinity for his funkiness...my name is Rick James biatch! lol

August 10, 2008 at 3:38 PM

Best Album: Midnight Mauraders
The Illest: Low End Theory
Most original: Peoples Instictive

I dont recognize anything else they ever made...except for the Bootlegg/Remix joint with 1-2 1-2 on it.


Now here's the question:

ATCQ or De La Soul?

I say De La...what say you?

"Promo #1 Q tip had a fade...Promo #2 Q-Tip rocks braids"

e.

August 14, 2008 at 3:21 AM

i'm partial to the low end theory simply because i have such great memories assoicated with it. it's an instant party. my puppy's last name, btw is Applebaum.
Pixel Applebaum

September 21, 2008 at 2:49 PM

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