Celebrate the Beats, Rhymes, and Life of A Tribe Called Quest With This Mix (Audio)
Last month, A Tribe Called Quest’s Beats, Rhymes, Life celebrated its 20th anniversary. The group’s platinum-selling fourth LP was released July 30, 1996, and it signaled a sonic departure from its predecessor, Midnight Marauders. Featuring production from the Ummah (Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jay Dee), it served as many Heads’ introduction to Consequence. But most notably, it showcased darker, and perhaps more “serious” approaches to content.
In acknowledgment of the milestone, the consistently exceptional partnership between Chris Read, Who Sampled, and Wax Poetics released a 20th anniversary mixtape inspired by the LP. In addition to album cuts like “Keeping It Moving” and “Get a Hold,” the nearly hour-long affair also features alternate versions and sample material.
For even more ATCQ, Heads can check out WP‘s latest issue, which features the icons on the cover. An, as always, we miss you terribly, Phife.