Throwback Thursday: A Tribe Called Quest

While no rap fan denies the universal appeal and massive talent of Tribe, this song stands out as the most balanced and refined of all their tracks. The keyboard loop begins prominently but drops out in favor of more melodramatic jazz licks to combine with the later developments in each verse. Then it returns, producing comfort and ease comparable to the repeat of a Mozart exposition. Plus, how awesome does Tip sound when he says "do that do that do do that that that"?

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