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All Music Guide - John Bush
Though the abstract rappers finally betrayed a few commercial ambitions for Midnight Marauders, the happy result was a smart, hooky record that may not have furthered the jazz-rap fusions of The Low End Theory, but did merge Tribe-style intelligence and reflection with some of the most inviting grooves heard on any early-'90s rap record. The productions, more funky than jazzy, were tighter overall -- but the big improvement, four years after their debut, came with Q-Tip's and Phife Dawg's raps. Focused yet funky, polished but raw, the duo was practically telepathic on "Steve Biko Stir It Up" and "The Chase, Pt. 2," though the mammoth track here was the pop hit "Award Tour." A...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Though the abstract rappers finally betrayed a few commercial ambitions for Midnight Marauders, the happy result was a smart, hooky record that may not have furthered the jazz-rap fusions of The Low End Theory, but did merge Tribe-style intelligence and reflection with some of the most inviting grooves heard on any early-'90s rap record. The productions, more funky than jazzy, were tighter overall -- but the big improvement, four years after their debut, came with Q-Tip's and Phife Dawg's raps. Focused yet funky, polished but raw, the duo was practically telepathic on "Steve Biko Stir It Up" and "The Chase, Pt. 2," though the mammoth track here was the pop hit "Award Tour." A worldwide call-out record with a killer riff and a great pair of individual raps from the pair, it assured that Midnight Marauders would become A Tribe Called Quest's biggest seller. The album didn't feature as many topical tracks as Tribe was known for, though the group did include an excellent, sympathetic commentary on the question of that word "Sucka Nigga," with a key phrase: "being as we use it as a term of endearment". Most of the time, A Tribe Called Quest was indulging in impeccably produced, next-generation games of the dozens "We Can Get Down," "Oh My God," "Lyrics to Go", but also took the time to illustrate sensitivity and spirituality "God Lives Through". A Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Marauders was commercially successful, artistically adept, and lyrically inventive; the album cemented their status as alternative rap's prime sound merchants, authors of the most original style since the Bomb Squad first exploded on wax.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/1993
  • Label: Jive
  • UPC: 012414149015
  • Catalog Number: 41490
  • Sales rank: 20,145

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Midnight Marauders Tour Guide (0:45)
  2. 2 Steve Biko (Stir It Up) (3:11)
  3. 3 Award Tour (3:46)
  4. 4 8 Million Stories (4:21)
  5. 5 Sucka Nigga (4:05)
  6. 6 Midnight (4:25)
  7. 7 We Can Get Down (4:19)
  8. 8 Electric Relaxation (4:04)
  9. 9 Clap Your Hands (3:16)
  10. 10 Oh My God (3:29)
  11. 11 Keep It Rollin' (3:05)
  12. 12 The Chase, Pt. 2 (4:02)
  13. 13 Lyrics to Go (4:09)
  14. 14 God Lives Through (4:15)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
A Tribe Called Quest Primary Artist
Ali Shaheed Muhammad DJ
Q-Tip Vocals
Phife Dawg Vocals
Technical Credits
Ronnie Foster Composer
A Tribe Called Quest Producer, Engineer
Skeff Anselm Producer
Busta Rhymes Contributor
Freddie Hubbard Composer
Large Professor Producer
Tim Latham Engineer
Ali Shaheed Muhammad Composer
Bob Power Engineer
Raphael Wiggins Contributor
Tom Coyne Mastering
Malik Taylor Composer
Kamaal Fareed Composer
Jonathan Davis Composer
Joseph Modeliste Composer
Skip Anselm Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Record of Great Music.

    Usually don't like much modern pop. Especially anything that even hints of, or si tainted by the touch of Rap. Lean towards classical now and rock like AC/DC and the finest of that type of stuff. But this is great! Great Music. Great sound. And, of course the LP sounds much better than the CD. As usual, no comparison in sound quality between CD and LP. But here the LP goes even father and extends it's greater inherent sound quality, leaving an astounding impression from lots of deep, rich bass and rhythms that of course, CDs cannot pick up. It hits you like a live show here. From a rocker, this semi-rap, semi-funk, -semi-soul rocks!

    Awesome.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Tribe Album Ever . . .

    is ''Midnight Marauders.'' Vintage Tribe here with classic tracks such as ''Award Tour,''Oh My God,'' ''We Can Get Down,'' and one of the greatest hip hop songs ever, the Ronnie Foster inspired ''Electric Relaxation.'' Also includes one of the most slept-on Tribe songs ''Steve Biko (Stir It Up)'' as well as the Large Professor produced ''Keep It Rollin'.'' The list goes on and on. The greatest album from arguably the greatest hip hop group in history. This album may not have been as groundbreaking as earlier Tribe albums, but this is certainly them at their collective best during the Golden Age of hip hop ('92-'95).

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