The Low End Theory
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 271 ratings
1991 Ratings: #3
Your Review



The Low End Theory is an unqualified success, the perfect marriage of intelligent, flowing raps to nuanced, groove-centered productions.

Entertainment Weekly

Unfortunately, The Low End Theory’s head-trippy hip-hop doesn’t move my rear end on the dance floor — there seems to be little passion at the core. This may be the greatest hip-hop album that will never quicken my pulse.

Apr 18, 2016
The legendary hip-hop collective A Tribe Called Quest took all of the awe-inspiring elements of their debut album and elevated their aesthetics on The Low End Theory, a delightful work that showcased Q-Tip and the late Phife Dawg in prime form, with day-to-day lyrics and laid-back rhimes, backed up by some high-level production and elegant beats that still sound quite relatable and compelling up to this day (in oposition to some of the all-time hip-hop classics from Wu-Tang Clan or N.W.A., for ... read more
Mar 13, 2018
Jan 28, 2018
tribe has got the best rhymes out of anyone, that's not even up for discussion. the way they rap is just so charismatic and intriguing that they are very easy to listen to. this does not mean they aren't rewarding. i just think the album could be trimmed a little. it would still be great even if it was a little shorter. there are some tracks that just aren't as necessary such as what? or butter and such. still a must-listen.
Jan 24, 2018
The Trio (most formally) comes out with there headiest rhyme schemes and intelligent song writing making this one of the greatest rap albums of all time.
Jan 1, 2018
One of the landmark hip hop albums of the 1990s. Some of the most essential hip hop tracks of all time are here, and A Tribe Called Quest master conscious hip hop and jazz rap here as well, leading them to create what is also one of the most influential albums in the genre ever made.
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Track List
  1. Excursions 
  2. Buggin' Out 
  3. Rap Promoter 
  4. Butter 
  5. Verses From The Abstract 
  6. Show Business 
  7. Vibes And Stuff 
  8. Infamous Date Rape 
  9. Check The Rhime 
  10. Everything Is Fair 
  11. Jazz (We've Got) 
  12. Skypager 
  13. What?
  14. Scenario
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Added on: September 8, 2012