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Friday, July 15, 2011

[Comp] A Tribe Called Quest - "Completing the Quest"

I already did the De La Soul and Black Sheep tapes, so it's only right that A Tribe Called Quest is next in line (never been much of a Jungle Brothers fan, so don't expect a comp with them). The dynamic trio consisting of Q-Tip, Phife Dawg and DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad hardly needs any further introduction. Their succesful run, resulting in 5 albums, continues to spread joy and getting heads nodding. I recently watched the Michael Rappaport documentary on the group, titled "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest" which I strongly recommend to any hardcore fan of The Tribe.

Another thing I can recommend to any hardcore ATCQ fan, besides picking up all of their albums, is to download the compilation presented below. As far as I know this tape has pretty much all the material the group ever released that didn't make their LPs (not counting remixes). From B-sides such as "One Two Shit", "More Jazz (We've Got)" to soundtrack joints like "Glamour & Glitz" (The Show), "Peace, Prosperity & Paper" (High School High) as well as a few rare goodies, including the full Phife Dawg featured "That Shit" (thx to and the unreleased "Love Movement" intro. The songs are all from the period of 1990 and 1998 (when, of course, the group broke up) except for the last track - "I C U (Doin' It)" which was supposed to be the first single from a new ATCQ album in 2003 that obviously never materialized. Most of the songs on here are produced by Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad with a few contributions by J Dilla; these guys are extremely talented in that department too, you might see additional tapes collecting outside productions from Tip and Ali. I was too lazy to make a cover so I used one for a limited Jive EP that dropped in the mid '90s as promo for "Midnight Mauraders".

01. "Introducing the Quest" (Ft. Mos Def)
02. "Jazz (We've Got): Re-Recording"
03. "If The Papes Come"
04. "Bonita Applebum Pt. 2" [a.k.a. The Hootie Mix]
05. "One, Two Shit" (Ft. Busta Rhymes)
06. "The Chase (Bound to Wreck Ya Body)"
07. "Same Ol' Thing"
08. "Mardi Gras @ Midnight" (Ft. Rah Digga)
09. "Glamour & Glitz"
10. "Sh.Fe.MC's" (Ft. De La Soul)
11. "Peace, Prosperity & Paper"
12. "Wild Hot" (Ft. Busta Rhymes)
13. "The Remedy" (Ft. Common)
14. "The Night He Got Caught"
15. "Check The Rhime" [Skeff's Mix]
16. "Lyrics to Go" [Tumblin' Dice Mix]
17. "That Shit" (Ft. Jay Dee)
18. "Scenario (7 MC's Remix)" (Ft. Kid Hoods & Leaders Of The New School)
19. "I C U Doin' It" (Ft. Erykah Badu)



  1. Dope ATCQ comp but come on kid...never been much of a JB's fan?...without the JB's there would never have been any Native Tongues...Straight Out The Jungle, Done By The Forces of Nature, JBz Wit Da Remedee and Raw Deluxe are all dope albums to me.

  2. haha i hear you bro. i knew i was gonna catch some flack for that comment but i gotta be honest about it. i mean i don't think JB's are wack but they just never grabbed me like the rest of the Tongues. but i will check out some more from them anyways, maybe i just missed the best stuff for me.


  3. could you please re-up that compilation?

    btw: i feel exactly the same about jbs like you

  4. Links dead, can you reup....plz & thank you

  5. please re-up, thx.