Playing tracks by
A Tribe Called Quest, ATCQ and De La with ATCQ , JB's, Queen Latifah and Monie Love.
The year was 1990 and the whole Hip Hop scenario was changed, right after Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi released their blend of beats, rhymes and bass lines, brilliantly smoothed up with jazz and r&b samples.
It's not hard to say that the ATCQ have also changed the way I see (and hear) music. I guess every tune I like (or dislike, for that matter) is in some way linked with that fun and cool vibe and the stay- true style of the Tribe.
So here I put out a mix of some of A Tribe Called Quest's great tunes extracted from People's Instinctive Travels And The Path of Rhythm (1990); The Low End Theory (1991), Midnight Marauders (1993); Beats, Rhymes and Life (1996); and The Love Movement (1998).
This one goes out in loving memory of one of my all time hip hop heroes, Malik Taylor aka Phife Dawg. ATCQ for life!