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    A Tribe Called Quest: Jonathan "Q-Tip" Davis, Malik "Phife-Dawg" Taylor (rap vocals); Ali Shaheed Muhammad (turntables). Additional personnel: Large Professor, Trugoy, Busta Rhymes, Raphael Wiggins. Producers: A Tribe Called Quest, Skeff Anselm, Large Professor. Engineers: Bob Power, A Tribe Called Quest, Tim Latham. Recorded at Battery Studios, Platinum Island, Matermix and Sorcerer Sound, New York, New York. Personnel: Phife Dawg, Q-Tip (vocals). DJ: Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Audio Mixers: A Tribe Called Quest; Bob Power. Recording information: Battery Studios; Platinum Island Mastermix; Sorcerer Sound. Photographer: Carol Weinberg. Unknown Contributor Roles: Raphael Wiggins; Busta Rhymes. Third and last of the "classic" Tribe records (preceding the addition of Jay Dee and the formation of "the Ummah" production team), MIDNIGHT MARAUDERS is not as groundbreaking as PEOPLE'S INSTINCTIVE TRAVELS or as consistently on-point as LOW END THEORY. However, it is arguably the group's most musically sophisticated album. The tracks balance jazz, soul, and even reggae influences with pure hip-hop to arrive at a completely distinctive Tribe sound, the logical evolution of the bop-inflected hooks which characterized LOW END THEORY. Production-wise, Tribe graduates from a cool school aesthetic to an electric jazz sound (reminiscent of fusion-era Miles Davis). Lyrically MIDNIGHT MARAUDERS finds the group's abstract poetics in excellent form as usual, and Phife is miles ahead of the "mayor-flavor" rhymes of "Can I Kick It." As per the title, the album develops the introspection of "After Hours" into a nocturnal feel which winds it's way through "Midnight," the party-rock of "We Can Get Down," "Clap Your Hands" and the complex layers of "God Lives Through."


    UPC 012414149022
    Runtime 51 min.
    Type Performer
    Genre R&B
    Sub Genre East Coast Rap
    Label Jive Records
    Number of Discs 1
    Track Listing Disc 1
    • 1. Midnight Marauders Tour Guide
    • 2. Steve Biko (Stir It Up)
    • 3. Award Tour
    • 4. 8 Million Stories
    • 5. Sucka Nigga
    • 6. Midnight
    • 7. We Can Get Down
    • 8. Electric Relaxation
    • 9. Clap Your Hands
    • 10. Oh My God
    • 11. Keep It Rollin'
    • 12. Chase, Pt. 2, The
    • 13. Lyrics to Go
    • 14. God Lives Through
    Format Compact Disc
    Spars Coding n/a
    Artists Tribe Called Quest

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