Monday, May 19, 2008

A Tribe Called Quest - Beats, Rhymes and Life [The Samples]

99.999999999% of the credit for this one goes to our pal John Q over at Lyrics to Go. Really! Now on to the music... Here we've got the set for Tribe's 4th album, Beats, Rhymes and Life, released in '96. It featured some great tracks like the Grammy-nominated '1nce Again' and the West-Coast-beef-squashing 'Keep It Moving' (mwahahahahaaa!!). Beats, Rhymes and Life marked the first album in which J Dilla (then known, of course, as Jay Dee) contributed to Tribe's production. Assembled as The Ummah, Dilla collaborated to put together a brilliant, jazzy backdrop for Tribe. Here are all the samples that made that album possible. Enjoy!