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Wendy Jane’s Weekend Sounds: A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It?

27 Sep

A Tribe Called Quest
A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest

It’s been a while since I posted a song and I was thinking I’d post a song from The Jungle Brothers to explain the reason why, but then I heard that A Tribe Called Quest is reissuing a remastered version of their classic 1990 debut album, People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths of Rhythm, and I had to honor that with a song of theirs.

MC Q-Tip and his childhood friend, Phife Dawg, or Malik Taylor, grew up in Queens, New York, and joined together with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi White, to form A Tribe Called Quest. The group was a part of what was called The Native Tongues Posse, a collective of rappers including De La Soul and The Jungle Brothers. The Posse differed from the more hard-core and strictly socially conscious rappers of the late 80’s and early 90’s by producing a blend of a more conversationally, fun, lyrical and somewhat socially conscious sound, that incorporated jazz samples into their work.

So many classic cuts on this album, like I Lost My Wallet In El Segundo and Bonita Applebaum, but for today here’s Can I Kick It?  Looking forward to hearing the re-released 25th Anniversary album!

 

SOURCES:

www.youtube.com

www.atribecalledquest.com

photo credit:  www.bet.com

Wendy Jane’s Weekend Sounds: Buddy by De La Soul

25 May

DeLaSoul3FeetHighandRisingalbumcoverThere was a lot of fun 90’s r & b and hip-hop, and I remember when De La Soul hit the scene with their album, Three Feet High And Rising.  They brought something so fresh with their hippy, jazz-rap sound, and lyrics both positive and witty.

 

This song was one of the tunes that popped up on my playlist today while out for my morning walk.  Here’s Buddy, featuring Q-Tip, the Jungle Brothers, Queen Latifah, and Monie Love.

 

 

 

 

SOURCE:  www.youtube.com, Buddy by De La Soul, posted by BVMundergroundhiphop