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Anthology Best of
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|6. Buggin' Out|
|7. If The Papes Come|
|8. Electric Relaxation|
|9. Jazz (We've Got)|
|10. I Left My Wallet In El Segundo|
|11. Hot Sex|
|12. Oh My God|
|13. Stressed Out|
|14. Luck Of Lucien|
|15. Description Of A Fool|
|16. Keeping It Moving|
|17. Find A Way|
|18. Sucka N***a|
|19. Vivrant Thing|
In their decade of existence, A Tribe Called Quest weren't rap's biggest hit makers, but their signature numbers indeed fill this CD with style, eclecticism, and laid-back but deliberate flow; indeed, the group's stature seems to have grown since its 1998 breakup. The continued importance of their music and ideals for many hip-hop fans will only be enhanced by Anthology's 18 tracks (Q-Tip's recent hit "Vivrant Thing," from the Violator album is a bonus track). Those unfamiliar with Tribe's achievement should have their heads and booties set into motion by the fellas' many moods, from the playful "Check the Rhime" and "I Left My Wallet in El Segundo" to trenchant commentaries such as "Description of a Fool" and "Sucka Nigga." And with its inclusion here, the somewhat rare and all-the-way out "If the Papes Come" will doubtless reestablish itself as an underground favorite. --Rickey Wright
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It is a tragedy, but one that can be rectified, starting with an introduction to the rhythm that has been eagerly waiting for you at the end of that dark tunnel. However, since you are a little behind, your Quest should begin... well... at the end. Not unlike the Cliffï¿½s Notes version of Crime and Punishment, Anthology is an abbreviated guide through masterful art. As a sort of microcosm of this notion, I will now do my best to tell you everything that you need to know before buying this album.
Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad (MC, MC, DJ respectively) are the primary members of A Tribe Called Quest. They are responsible for an extremely successful discography of jazz-rap that, along with the work of De La Soul, brought Afrika Bambaataa's Zulu Nation back into the spotlight.
A Tribe Called Quest stands as one of the most innovative hip-hop groups in history. To the naked ear, the Tribe's music just sounds like a couple guys freestylin' over a simple bass line. After subsequent listens, however, their music reveals incredibly smart rhymes that actually flow with the beats magnificently. In turn, they take the songs to a whole new level.Read more ›
ATCQ Anthology album is what I got to know more about the bio and discog of this uptown posse that compose of Phife, Ali, and the well-known solo artist, Q-tip. This album has a some good hits from their past albums, some even better than "Find a Way": "Scenario", "Electric Relaxation", "Jazz (We've Got)", and my now-personal favorite, "Bonita Applegum". I don't what to think of that song, it's just so enganging and giddy, even saying the dang title makes me blush. What I don't like in Anthology is when I realized that most of the tracks I like are 3-4 minutes long, and though it's not a bad thing, I prefer to have the songs a little longer.
There are a few uninspiring tracks in Anthology. "Hot Sex" is short and rushed, I didn't get the latin feel in "I Left My Wallet In El Segundo", and don't get me started with "Vivrant Thing", that poor excuse of a commercial hit.
Anyway, the ATCQ Anthology is a 5-star, genuine, hip-hop 'greatest hits' album that'll appeal to a lot of the ol' school purists and the new generation alike, but because of the uninspiring tracks, I wouldn't say it's perfect. But hey, nothing's perfect. Get the album, dog, you'll flip for this shizzle.
So...for any of the following reasons, you should get this CD.
- love their music
- don't have all the songs
- want better quality versions of the songs you've downloaded
I bought the compilation on vinyl because I didn't want to spend hundreds of dollars buying each album. It was a wise decision.
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If you even like a these guys a little, this album will solidify itself in your record collection very quicklyPublished 23 months ago by Sean Cadieux
you want listen old school rap with q-tip thats the album to buy for you and two featuring of busta rhymesPublished on Nov. 22 2013 by David Robitaille
I recently talked with plug-1 from de la soul and he told me that he heard a tribe called quest was coming out with a new album. Hope it's true becasue they were/are the greatest. Read morePublished on Dec 2 2003 by Ira Mowen