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A TRIBE CALLED QUEST BEATS RHYMES AND LIFE, VINYL RECORD “SEALED”

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A TRIBE CALLED QUEST BEATS RHYMES AND LIFE, VINYL RECORD “SEALED”

Beats Rhymes & Life

A Tribe Called Quest ‎– Beats, Rhymes And Life
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Conscious

Release year 1996

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Description

BEATS, RHYMES AND LIFE is the fourth studio album by American hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Released on July 30, 1996, by Jive Records, it followed three years after the highly regarded and successful Midnight Marauders. Produced by The Ummah, the album is a departure from the joyful, positive vibe of the group’s earlier albums and is regarded as their darkest album in content. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on October 27, 1998.

BEATS, RHYMES AND LIFE was nominated for a 1997 Grammy Award for Best Rap Album. “1nce Again” was nominated for a 1997 Grammy for Best Rap Performance By a Duo Or Group. A Tribe Called Quest seem to grow, both musically and lyrically, with every LP, constantly setting standards for other rappers to follow. But they rarely stray from their chosen path. Since their 1990 debut, hip-hop has gone through numerous phases (new jack swing, gangster, hardcore), but the Tribe have remained focused on the music’s true elements: BEATS, RHYMES AND LIFE. Produced by the Ummah, which consists of the Tribe’s Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad along with newcomer Jay Dee, BEATS, RHYMES AND LIFE sports the usual jazzy beats, and reintroduces Tribe as the all-around hip-hop group. Muhammad’s use of funky samples, Phife’s self-satisfying attitude, and Q-Tip’s abstract poetry are only part of the reason why the trio keeps rap music on lockdown. There are other bands capable of experimenting with new sounds while delivering lyrical positivism, but they often forget how to simply rock the crowd. A Tribe Called Quest does that, too.

Beats Rhymes & Life

A Tribe Called Quest ‎– Beats, Rhymes And Life
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Conscious

Track list

Phony Rappers 3:35
Get A Hold 3:35
Motivators 3:20
Jam 4:38
Crew 1:58
The Pressure 3:02
1nce Again 3:49
Mind Power 3:55
The Hop 3:27
Keeping It Moving 3:38
Baby Phife’s Return 3:18
Separate / Together 1:38
What Really Goes On 3:23
Word Play 2:59
Stressed Out 4:57

A Tribe Called Quest was an American hip hop group formed in St. Albans, Queens, New York, in 1985, originally composed of rapper and main producer Q-Tip, rapper Phife Dawg, DJ and co-producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and rapper Jarobi White. The group is regarded as a pioneer of alternative hip hop music.

In 1991, the group released its jazz-influenced second album, The Low End Theory, regarded for helping shape alternative hip hop in the 1990s. In 1998, the group broke up shortly before releasing its fifth album, The Love Movement, but in 2006, the group’s original members reunited and toured the United States. In 2016, the group released its sixth and final album, We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service, which was still incomplete when Phife Dawg died suddenly in March 2016, and was completed by the other members after his death. A Tribe Called Quest was the most commercially successful act in the Native Tongues collective, with all six of its albums certified either gold or platinum.

John Bush of AllMusic called them “the most intelligent, artistic rap group during the 1990s. The Source gave the group’s debut album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (1990), a perfect rating of five ‘mics,’ marking the first time that the magazine awarded the rating. In 2005, A Tribe Called Quest received the Founders Award at the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Awards, and two years later, the group was honored at the 4th VH1 Hip Hop Honors. In 2017, the group was awarded the Brit Award for International Group.

Discography

People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (1990)
The Low End Theory (1991)
Midnight Marauders (1993)
Beats, Rhymes and Life (1996)
The Love Movement (1998)
We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service (2016)