Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory 2xLP

Jive (1991)

A combination of Amazon gift cards & this being on sale lead me to finally add this piece of vinyl to the collection. And though the vinyl is new to me, the music is not. I picked this up on CD in 1991 after hearing the 1st single "Check The Rhime" on Yo MTV Raps. I was totally blown away at the time (an interesting side note, when I bought this CD I also picked up Nice & Smooth - Ain't A Damn Thing Changed and a CD by a band called H.A.R.D.C.O.R.P.S - that one didn't last in my collection however).

Since Low End Theory ended up getting pretty famous after they released "Scenario" as a single and it's become one of those critically lauded classic golden era hip hop records, I don't think I need to say a whole lot about it. But I'll say this, at 21 years old, this record sounds more cutting edge and innovative than 90% of the current hip hop or rap music being made today. Good times.

A Tribe Called Quest - Check The Rhime:

A Tribe Called Quest - Buggin Out:

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