Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Low End Theory - 20th Anniversary

20 years of The Low End Theory!

Taking it back to '91, friend of the blog(ger), Matt Fish, brings the love and knowledge as we discuss one of our favorite albums of all time. We cover a number of topics, including: the group's new sound (The Low End Theory), Phife's improvement on the mic, and of course, our favorite tracks.

Agree or disagree with anything we discussed? Feel free to comment, or share some of your favorite memories/anecdotes regarding the album.


Read this book: Check The Technique: Liner Notes for Hip Hop Junkies - Brian Coleman
Watch this doc: Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest - Michael Rapaport
Buy this album: The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest


The Great Gats, B said...

I always think of The What? in much the same way as an intro to Scenario, but it's an intro I can always do without.

Good point about Phife often sounding too hesitant on the debut.

Boothe said...

Thanks for listening, Gats.

What? is a fun track to listen to in context with the album, but I probably would never start an iTunes shuffle with it.

Just read a Complex Magazine article where Rapaport listed Date Rape as one of his least favorite tracks. Perhaps because I enjoyed the track, I thought most people did as well. Could I have been wrong?

The Great Gats, B said...

I always liked it too.

Mr Bozack said...

Always loved Jazz..amazing vid too.

Boothe said...

Thanks for peeping, Bozack.

Jazz is a great song, and I think the remix is one of the best examples of the point that Quest made in the Doc.

"Tip is very smooth, Phife is very hyper."

Two different approaches to the track, but both equally as dope.