The Low End Theory

The Low End Theory

by A Tribe Called Quest
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The Low End Theory 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Check this album out, great lyrics, simple yet effective beats, and classic hooks. From the opener "Excursions" to the closing posse cut "Scenario", this album does not disappoint! The chemistry between the group is evident as well. Do not wait, get this album now!
Astral_Project More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is ATCQ's second album. Every song on here is a stroke of genius. This is one of the rare CDS that you can listen to without skipping any song. The only other CD this can be compared to is Their third cd midnight marauders.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember hearing this album my first year of high school in '91. I can still play this album from start to finish. Why can't more hip hop albums be more like this? ATCQ blends the same formula from their last album and created a more jazzed out version without losing their originality. Listen to tracks 1,2,7,9, and 11 and you'll see what I mean. There is sure to be more than one track that will make you remember when originality in hip hop was not hard to find and not underappreciated.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A CLASSIC!!! The scenario, check the ryhme, its like butta, diamon d, sadat x, nuff said. This is their best was in 8th grade in a tiny radio that i first heard the intro to excursions......... i knew then this music called hip hop had touched me like no other.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Got to love Q and Phife! I grew up hearing and watching them as well as our other forefathers of hip hop. One thing that makes an album good is the ability to be so complex that one can listen to it over and over and never get bored with the songs such as theirs. If you dig the Roots, Digitable Planets, Black Eyed Peas, or any other hip-hop group that has the slightest tinge of jazz to it, you have "The Low End Theory" to thank. Ali Shaheed Muhammed fuses up-beat hip-hop with funky jazz, and must of felt real good when he was finished. But it's not like this album was simply influential and not essential, or that it's solely revolutionary in one sense and not able to stand on its own in others. All through the album the beats are deep and the bass is funky without being overbearing. There are a few tracks that are less than superb, but the album is still great. "Buggin' Out," "Butter," "Rap Promoter," "Rhymes and Stuff," "Jazz," and "Scenario" are all perfect. All these tracks either have your heads nodding, hips shaking, and minds working. The way the music matches Q-tips rhymes flawlessly always astounds me and Phife's lyrics keep the beat going. Q-Tip and Phife are two of the most skilled lyricists and MCs of all time, and their vocal contributions to Ali's beats do nothing but enhance them. This album stands out as their finest. For those who do not listen to hip hop, this would be an excellent choice for a "symbol" rap album. I know few who have failed to be satisfied, and most are mesmerized. As for rap fans, none should be allowed to call themselves a hip hop head if they do not already have this laying around your rack/desk/or shelf.