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The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. The song "Butter" was originally supposed to feature a verse by Q-Tip, but Phife Dawg insisted on rapping solo on it, causing a brief argument. The Low End Theory is celebrated as the closest and most brilliant fusions of jazz atmosphere and hip hop attitude ever recorded.

On 'I Think I'm Good', Kassa Overall, the fast-rising musician masterfully dissolves the barriers between hip hop and jazz music.George also credited Q-Tip and Phife Dawg for "trading lines like psychic sparring partners", as they "pause, interject, charm and challenge with understated aplomb.

to further blur the line between jazz and hip-hop in an even more organic way than in the early '90s. Upon its release, the album's commercial potential was doubted by music critics and Jive record executives. So are you saying that the original pressing of the first album also omitted "Go Ahead In The Rain" and "Description Of A Fool"? is harder-edged, darker, and, in terms of its adherence to established hip hop codes, actually a little bit conservative . Bush also praised the group's use of the double bass, drums and samples: "It's a tribute to their unerring production sense that, with just those few tools, Tribe produced one of the best hip-hop albums in history, a record that sounds better with each listen.The trio also takes on the rap game with a pair of hard-hitting tracks: "Rap Promoter" and "Show Business," the latter a lyrical soundclash with Q-Tip and Phife plus Brand Nubian's Diamond D, Lord Jamar, and Sadat X. The album's title, The Low End Theory, referred to both the status of black men in society and bass frequencies in the music, [2] [3] while the album cover featured an altered photograph of a kneeling woman painted in Afrocentric colors. Supported by the lead single " Check the Rhime", The Low End Theory debuted at number 45 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Not a perfect pressing by any means, some parts did sound a lil distorted at times but overall a very solid repressing! The debut had fewer tracks than the double LP now available (omitting Pubic Enemy, and ending after Ham And Eggs). Recording sessions for the second album began when sessions from People's Instinctive Travels kept creatively flowing. The 7" collection is housed in a deluxe, fabric-wrapped 45 singles carrying case, with 360-degree original album art and custom inner wrapped ATCQ logo graphics and group photo. Rare import remastered NRP cut issue of this truly dope Hip Hop album feat 'Excursions', 'Verses From The Abstract', 'Jazz' and 'Scenerio'.

The album is regarded as Phife Dawg's lyrical breakout, as he established himself as a formidable MC. Rolling Stone stated that people previously "connected the dots between hip-hop and jazz", as both were revolutionary forms of black music based on improvisation and flow, however, "this LP drew the entire picture. The Low End' sounds minimal in comparison and is a mostly drum’n’bass record of subtle bells and whistles.

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