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A Tribe Called Quest 'Beats Rhymes & Life' 20th Anniversary Mixtape mixed by Chris Read

A Tribe Called Quest 'Beats Rhymes & Life' 20th Anniversary Mixtape mixed by Chris Read

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Chart positions

This upload was 1st in the Hip Hop chart , 1st in the Funk chart , 1st in the Soul chart and 1st in the Jazz chart .

Today (30th July 2016) marks the 20th Anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest's 4th and penultimate studio album, 'Beats Rhymes & Life'. Produced almost entirely by the Ummah, a production outfit featuring a young J-Dilla, it's rich in samples and displays a bass heavy, more stripped down production sound than previous albums. Also heavily featured is Consequence whose career was largely kickstarted by the release. Released 3 years after the group's seminal 'Midnight Marauders' with recording said to have been affected by internal differences in the group, the LP failed to gain the critical acclaim of previous offerings at the time of release, critics suggesting it lacked the chemistry evident on earlier albums. 20 years on however it remains a great listen.

In keeping with tradition we've teamed up with Wax Poetics to present this exclusive mixtape of album cuts, alt versions and of course original sample material mixed by Chris Read (MusicOfSubstance)

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Fantastic

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KILLIN IT!

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Dope^^^^

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Love it!!!

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Dope as always mr read!

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Mann! Dope as always!👍 yall come check us out at Nostalgia Pro Djs!😆

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Good

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Love it

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Simon Jefferis
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Oh man this is sick. Such a smooth mix.
Anywhere we can download? Daddy wants to listen to this shit on the tube.

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Historians of music like myself,
DIG THIS. Nice work as always.
These guys and Black Sheep got me into Jazz. "We got."

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I don't know why this album isn't as widely known as a classic as the Low End Theory. The lyrics are more advanced and the Ummah is insane

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Dope!!!

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So many samples. Smiles

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This mofo!

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Brotha!

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