The Abstract Best, Vol. 1 [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
J. Period offers another one of his creative career-overview mixtapes, a part-anthology, part-documentary look at Q-Tip that emphasizes the MC's years with A Tribe Called Quest, weaving Tribe tracks and productions, featured verses, rarities, sample sources, and interview material. The presentation is clever and knowledgeable enough to reel in hardcore fans and younger neophytes alike. The most amusing interview bit comes with "Kapelka," where Q-Tip confesses that his "Yiddish isn't that good," explaining how he meant to say "Gefilte makes you vomit" in "What?"
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
J. Period offers another one of his creative career-overview mixtapes, a part-anthology, part-documentary look at Q-Tip that emphasizes the MC's years with A Tribe Called Quest, weaving Tribe tracks and productions, featured verses, rarities, sample sources, and interview material. The presentation is clever and knowledgeable enough to reel in hardcore fans and younger neophytes alike. The most amusing interview bit comes with "Kapelka," where Q-Tip confesses that his "Yiddish isn't that good," explaining how he meant to say "Gefilte makes you vomit" in "What?"
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2011
  • Label: Rbc Records
  • UPC: 858597002309
  • Catalog Number: 230
  • Sales rank: 114,872

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rhythm (Scratch Intro) - J. Period (1:39)
  2. 2 Cannonball Adderly/Excursions Intro - J. Period (0:51)
  3. 3 Excursions - J. Period (3:55)
  4. 4 Welcome - J. Period (0:21)
  5. 5 Getting Up (The Renaissance) (2:13)
  6. 6 Behind the Scenes: Ghetto Origins (1:24)
  7. 7 What the Fuss - J. Period (2:40)
  8. 8 Queens Represent (Interlude) - J. Period (0:33)
  9. 9 Give Up the Goods (3:32)
  10. 10 Gangsta Bitch (0:44)
  11. 11 If the Papes Come (Intro) - ATCQ (0:30)
  12. 12 Check the Rhime - ATCQ (2:19)
  13. 13 Behind the Scenes: Don't Walk Away (1:14)
  14. 14 Award Tour - ATCQ (1:40)
  15. 15 Behind the Scenes: Award Tour (0:39)
  16. 16 Hot Butter (Interlude) - J. Period (0:25)
  17. 17 Jazz, Pt. 2 - J. Period (3:06)
  18. 18 Behind the Scenes: We Got the Jazz (1:22)
  19. 19 Jazz - Blu (1:54)
  20. 20 Skypager (0:42)
  21. 21 Let's Ride - J Dilla (3:26)
  22. 22 Behind the Scenes: Bob Power You There? (1:21)
  23. 23 Vivrant Thing (2:30)
  24. 24 Move (The Renaissance) (2:22)
  25. 25 Breathe & Stop (2:41)
  26. 26 Respect to Phife Dawg (Interlude) - J. Period (0:29)
  27. 27 Buggin Out 2009 - Kid Cudi (1:56)
  28. 28 Consists Of... - ATCQ (0:52)
  29. 29 Behind the Scenes: The Native Tongues (1:06)
  30. 30 Buddy (2:07)
  31. 31 Respect to Ali Shaheed Muhammed (Interlude) - J. Period (0:46)
  32. 32 N.T. (3:16)
  33. 33 A Message from Talib Kweli - Talib Kweli (0:19)
  34. 34 Youthful - J. Period (2:30)
  35. 35 ManWomanBoogie (The Renaissance) - Amanda Diva (2:32)
  36. 36 Men vs. Women (Interlude) (0:17)
  37. 37 Saturdays (1:27)
  38. 38 Saturdays (1:04)
  39. 39 She Likes to Move (1:29)
  40. 40 Groove Is in the Heart (1:25)
  41. 41 Get It Together (2:57)
  42. 42 Behind the Scenes: What Is Kapelka? (0:43)
  43. 43 What? - J. Period (2:27)
  44. 44 Behind the Scenes: Busta Rhymes/Scenario (1:18)
  45. 45 Scenario (0:55)
  46. 46 Behind the Scenes: Hood R.I.P. (0:51)
  47. 47 Scenario - Hood (0:58)
  48. 48 Aquarius Outtro - J. Period (0:46)
  49. 49 Behind the Scenes: Reinvention (2:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Q-Tip Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Q-Tip Producer
J. Period Producer
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