a tribe called quest electric relaxation

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20 Hip Hop songs for Valentines day

1. A Tribe Called Quest - Find A Way

2. Common - The Light

3. Reflection Eternal - Love Language 

4. Q-Tip - Lets Ride

5. Eric B. & Rakim - Keep the Beat

6. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth - Lots of Lovin’

7. Black Star - Brown Skin Lady

8. Mos Def - Ms. Fat Booty

9. Pete Rock - Its a Love Thing

10. Talib Kweli - We Know

11. Hi-Tek - Get Ta Steppin’

12. De La Soul - Eye Know 

13. Pharoahe Monch - Light

14. Slum Village - Selfish 

15. Pete Philly & Perquisite - Mellow

16. Blu - Party of Two

17. Kanye West - Slow Jamz

18. Busta Rhymes - One

19. Nas - Cherry Wine

20. A Tribe Called Quest - Electric Relaxation 

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A Tribe Called Quest “Electric  Relaxation”

“Stretch out your legs, let me make you bawl

Drive you insane, drive you up the wall”

1993 | Q-Tip | Midnight Marauders

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On this day in music history: November 9, 1993 - “Midnight Marauders”, the third album by A Tribe Called Quest is released. Produced by A Tribe Called Quest, Large Professor and Skeff Anselm, it is recorded at Battery Studios, Platinum Island/Mastermix Studios, Sorcerer Sound in New York City from November 1992 - September 1993. Following the critical and commercial success of their sophomore album “The Low End Theory”, A Tribe Called Quest return to the studio in late 1992 to begin work on their third album. Like before, they produce much of the album themselves, but work with Large Professor of Main Source, and previous co-producer Skeff Anselm. Picking up both musically and lyrically where they left off, the group spend almost an entire year working on the album before finally handing it in to their record label. Many of the tracks are linked together by the voice of a woman speaking in a robotic voice (performed by Laurel Dann), describing the meaning and concept of the album’s title and the songs. The album is a major critical and commercial success upon its release, becoming Tribe’s fastest selling release to date, and is regarded as one of the best rap albums of the era. It spins off three singles including “Award Tour” (#7 Rap, #27 R&B, #47 Pop), “Oh My God” (#15 Rap, #69 R&B), and “Electric Relaxation” (#13 Rap, #38 R&B, #65 Pop). The cover artwork (presented in three different color variations) features a series of head shots (seventy one in all) of numerous influential and iconic hip hop artists and DJ’s (most wearing headphones) including Chuck D., The Beastie Boys, Heavy D., Kid Capri, MC Lyte, Large Professor, Grandmaster Flash, Dr. Dre, and Too Short. “Midnight Marauders” spends one week at number one on the Billboard R&B album chart, peaking at number eight on the Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.