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
Can I Kick It
Low End Theory (1991)
Check the Rhime
Jazz (we got) / Buggin’ Out
Midnight Marauders (1993)
Oh My God
I guess if you must count these, then go ahead. 🙂
Beats, Rhymes, and Life (1996)
The Love Movement (1998) **
Start It Up
Find A Way
Hot Sex on a Platter
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:
* – 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