Low End Theory

Performers A Tribe Called Quest

Jive | July 1, 1999 | Compact Disc

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A Tribe Called Quest: Q-Tip, Phife (vocals); Ali Shaheed Muhammed (DJ). Additional personnel: Diamond D., Busta Rhymes, Charlie Brown, Brand Nubian (vocals); Ron Carter (bass). Producers: Skeff Anselm, A Tribe Called Quest. Engineers include: Bob Power, A Tribe Called Quest, Pete Christensen. With their second album in 1991, they became serious contenders for Public Enemy's (until then) undisputed crown as hip-hop's cultural leaders. However, where their debut was propelled by a disparate array of samples, The Low-End Theory was built on a stricter musical doctrine - its spine provided by bebop jazz. Though jazz-rap crossover would become a staple of popular music in the mid-90s (Gang Starr, Jazzmatazz, etc.), this album played a substantial part in breaking down barriers between genres. Phife Dog and Q-Tip are on great form too, making the most of Quest's energetic production with cool asides and insightful observations ('The Infamous Date Rape', 'Showbusiness').

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: July 1, 1999

Genre: East Coast Rap

Style: Rap

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1991

Label Name: Jive

UPC: 012414141828

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Low End Theory

Low End Theory

Performers A Tribe Called Quest
Guest Artist(s) Brand Nubian, Busta Rhymes, Charlie Brown, Diamond D, Ron Carter

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: July 1, 1999

Genre: East Coast Rap

Style: Rap

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1991

Label Name: Jive

UPC: 012414141828


See artistic credits for this CD
Title Track Time
1.Excursions --
2.Buggin' Out --
3.Rap Promoter --
4.Butter --
5.Verses From The Abstract --
6.Show Business --
7.Vibes and Stuff --
8.The Infamous Date Rape --
9.Check The Rhime --
10.Everything Is Fair --
11.Jazz (We've Got) --
12.Skypager --
13.What? --
14.Scenario --

Editorial Notes

A Tribe Called Quest: Q-Tip, Phife (vocals); Ali Shaheed Muhammed (DJ). Additional personnel: Diamond D., Busta Rhymes, Charlie Brown, Brand Nubian (vocals); Ron Carter (bass). Producers: Skeff Anselm, A Tribe Called Quest. Engineers include: Bob Power, A Tribe Called Quest, Pete Christensen. With their second album in 1991, they became serious contenders for Public Enemy's (until then) undisputed crown as hip-hop's cultural leaders. However, where their debut was propelled by a disparate array of samples, The Low-End Theory was built on a stricter musical doctrine - its spine provided by bebop jazz. Though jazz-rap crossover would become a staple of popular music in the mid-90s (Gang Starr, Jazzmatazz, etc.), this album played a substantial part in breaking down barriers between genres. Phife Dog and Q-Tip are on great form too, making the most of Quest's energetic production with cool asides and insightful observations ('The Infamous Date Rape', 'Showbusiness').
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