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A Tribe Called Quest
Midnight Marauders (2023 Reissue)

Jive Records

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Midnight Marauders is the third album by hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, originally released in 1993 on Jive Records. It was released two years after A Tribe Called Quest's second album, The Low End Theory. and was seen by many fans and critics as a classic jazz rap album alongside The Low End Theory. Though the abstract rappers finally betrayed a few commercial ambitions for Midnight Marauders, the happy result was a smart, hooky record that may not have furthered the jazz-rap fusions of The Low End Theory, but did merge Tribe-style intelligence and reflection with some of the most inviting grooves heard on any early-'90s rap record.

The productions, more funky than jazzy, were tighter overall -- but the big improvement, four years after their debut, came with Q-Tip's and Phife Dawg's raps. Focused yet funky, polished but raw, the duo was practically telepathic on "Steve Biko (Stir It Up)" and "The Chase, Pt. 2," though the mammoth track here was the pop hit "Award Tour." A worldwide call-out record with a killer riff and a great pair of individual raps from the pair, it assured that Midnight Marauders would become A Tribe Called Quest's biggest seller. —(via AllMusic)

Label: Jive
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Repress
Country: US
Reissued: 2023 / Original Release: Nov 9, 1993
Genre: Hip Hop
Style: Conscious, Boom Bap

File under: Hip-hop 90s