The Low End Theory Turns 25 Today



All the world's greatest Hip-Hop artists have one thing in common, their sophomore albums managed to live up to the hype and change the game forever. Biggie had Life After Death, Kanye had Late Registration, and more recently Kendrick had To Pimp A Butterfly. One however stands out above the rest and today we celebrate the 25th birthday of A Tribe Called Quest's The Low End Theory.

09/24/1991. Q-Tip, Phife Dawg and Ali Shaheed Muhammad followed up their debut album with one of Hip-Hop first jazz infused albums with immediate success leaving the whole rap community left in awe.

The album opens with the plucking bass line of Excursions which is accompanied by the lyrically dense track that Q-Tip effortlessly flows over. Setting the tone for the album it's swiftly followed up by Phife's famous bars on Buggin' Out which contains some of the most recognizable lines in rap history.

With hits such as Vibes and Stuff, Check The Rhime and Jazz (We've Got) to follow, the album just keeps getting better and better, which is the reason why most of the artists today state how ATCQ are their biggest influences.

As the album is wrapped up with everyone chanting along to the final chorus of Scenario you are left in amazement at just how timeless this record is. Even with the incredible production skills on offer today The Low End Theory sounds just as fresh as it did 25 years ago.

So make sure if you do anything today that you either experience this masterpiece for the first time and have your life changed forever or you pay tribute to the greatest rap trio that has ever graced the Earth.

RIP Phife Dawg.
The Low End Theory Turns 25 Today The Low End Theory Turns 25 Today Reviewed by Joseph Dexter on 6:21:00 PM Rating: 5
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