A freewheeling trip of Lou Reed licks, tales of lost wallets, giddy scratching, Ron Carter bass assists and salty punchlines, their body of work was like nothing hip-hop had seen before, or has since. And Latifah was a labelmate on Tommy Boy. It just became a family affair. Before Tribe dropped their debut album, every Q-Tip appearance on a Native Tongues track was an event, and his contribution to this partying posse cut was no exception. Though he dubbed himself "The Abstract," Q-Tip had a natural storyteller's gift for concrete lyrical detail from the jump. Who was Bonita? While the song boosted their profile, it didn't help their bank accounts nearly as much. Said Phife at a London concert in , "Lou Reed, instead of saying no altogether, he was like, 'Yeah, nice!
Paying tribute to a funky MC and his legendary hip-hop group
The 1st track of the 1st album. A perfect introduction to the jazzy and eclectic sound of A Tribe Called Quest. An insanely creative track listen to it and note there is no actual bassline, just a bass-kick! Ali Shaheed Muhammad masterclass on the production tip complemented by some clever bragging and boasting rhymes by Q-Tip and Phife — dopeness. Humorous and cheeky, you just gotta love Bonita Applebum. Hard not to get energized by the Busta Rhymes sample chorus. Oh my God! An all-time party classic.
The group is regarded as a pioneer of alternative hip hop music. In , the group released its jazz-influenced second album, The Low End Theory , regarded for helping shape alternative hip hop in the s. In , the group released its sixth and final album, We Got It from Here
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