Midnight Marauders

A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
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Based on 5 reviews
1993 Ratings: #68 / 371
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Based on 697 ratings
1993 Ratings: #4
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When life is feeling a bit overwhelming, a heavy burden weighs heavy on your shoulders, one of the greatest hip hop albums is there for you to lean on. Midnight Maradauders is a staple on east coast boom bap hip hop and hip hop in general. A Tribe Called Quest aren't the type of group that hits hard but more of a therapuetic listen. In some aspects I prefer this over The Low End Theory just because it's more easy going and could just be put on in any occasion. Almost 30 years of age and this ... read more
I've pinpointed what I don't like about A Tribe Called Quest. Phife Dawg. I just really don't like how he says his lines. His rapping is good, I just don't like the way he performs them.
A Tribe Called Quest completes an epic three initial album run with Midnight Marauders which maybe their most enjoyable album in their discography.

The production on this project to me was more of a classic boom bap sound which the mid 90s East Coast hip hop scene was really famous for. This was a change of sound from the original jazz and soulful sound from their last two previous projects, but this change of pace definitely showed a ton of versatility for the group. We still hear some of ... read more
Art rap like a genre in this, for me is one of the most appropriate tags. The quality of production from A tribe called quest is something to admire. The inventive, flow, samples, rhythms, backtrack, instrumental parts, concepts and lyrics are carefully made at detail, they are very fussy and this has a place, maybe one of the best hip hop groups of all history
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Track List


  1. Midnight Marauders Tour Guide
  2. Steve Biko (Stir It Up)
  3. Award Tour (featuring Trugoy the Dove)
  4. 8 Million Stories
  5. Sucka Nigga"
  6. Midnight (featuring Raphael Saadiq)
  7. We Can Get Down
  8. Electric Relaxation
  9. Clap Your Hands
  10. Oh My God (featuring Busta Rhymes)
  11. Keep It Rollin' (featuring Large Professor)
  12. The Chase, Part II
  13. Lyrics to Go"
  14. God Lives Through


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Added on: November 29, 2012