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Friday, February 27, 2009

Hillel Cool J- Tribute Called Quest


Although you can give credit to Run DMC’s “Raising Hell”, my love of hip-hop can strongly be tied to the group known as A Tribe Called Quest. There is no mistaking the voice of Q-Tip and Phife over samples of such jazz giants as Ron Carter or Roy Ayers. Not only was I learning that hip-hop wasn’t all guns and thugs, but I was being introduced to the sounds of jazz. Thus, as a young DJ, I had to make a tribute mix. This really is one of my very first mixtapes (that I actually recorded onto a tape!) I think I did this one around 2000.  Basically, if you don’t know, now you do.

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A Tribute Called Quest

“A Tribe Called Quest…”
Like It Like That
The Pressure
Can I Kick It
Same Ol’ Thing
The Ummah Freestyle
Against The World
Bonita Applebum (12″ Why? Edit)
Phony Rappers
Mr. Muhammud Inst
It’s Yours Inst
Check The Rhyme
Electric Relaxation
Rhythm (Devoted To The Art Of Moving Butts)
Luck of Lucien
Da Booty
Peace, Prosperity & Paper
Buggin’ Out
Award Tour
1nce Again
Push It Along
We’ve Got The Jazz

posted by josh at 1:28 am  


  1. Hey, that post leaves me feeling fosolih. Kudos to you!

    Comment by Raynoch — September 21, 2018 @ 10:55 pm

  2. These pieces really set a standard in the indystru.

    Comment by Trevon — November 6, 2018 @ 2:09 am

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