If you were to ask me which artists are part of shaping your love for music, A Tribe Called Quest would be first on my list. When I think of hip hop, I think of ATCQ and when I think of the music I will share with my future children, they are top of the list.
“Midnight Marauders”, released on 9th November 1993, is my favourite Tribe album. When hip hop fans name classic hip hop albums, this album and ATCQ’s 1991 debut album, “The Low End Theory”, always make the list due to their impeccable production and lyricism. “Midnight Marauders” features one of my favourite songs of all time “Electric Relaxation”, as well as “Award Tour”, ”Oh My God” feat. Busta Rhymes and “Hot Sex” (only on European versions). It’s a classic album that not only brings up all my 90s nostalgia but also makes me miss the soulful sound in hip hop that is heavily missing today. Salute to ATCQ for giving us one of many of their masterpieces.
Fave Songs: Award Tour, Electric Relaxation and Hot Sex.