Thursday Jul 28 2016
This week's 'Feature'd Album of the Week' showcases A Tribe Called Quest, and their second studio album 'The Low End Theory'. The album released late in 1991, becoming one of the first records to fuse hip hop with a laid-back jazz atmosphere. Throughout the record Q-Tip's voice offers a casual and thoughtful sound, yet it harmoniously blends with Phife's bracingly direct approach. Altogether, The Low End Theory established a musical, cultural, and historical link between hip hop and jazz. The album was considered an instant classic with a 5 mics rating in The Source.