Celebrate the Beats, Rhymes, and Life of A Tribe Called Quest With This Mix (Audio)

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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.

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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.

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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.