Thursday, February 14, 2008

"Do I Love You"

Perfect timing. I was not necessarily planning to do thus post today, but you know, nah, nah, you know what I'm about. *No Response* Really, you don't know what John Q is all about. I mean you been here all this time and you still don't know whats up with Q. Well then turn around and don't look at me no more.

Sorry about that, The mirror sometimes takes on a life of it's own and you know so things start to get out of control and then the control and the out (says all of this in John Madden Madtv voice (Trust me, It's better this way)).

Annie, fromtheplay,who, Today is the day that makes all of us fell good about ourselves or reminds us that special someone that is not in yous life. Of course, I am talking about Valentines Day. So speaking in the spirit of the day, this post will lead into the next musicians that will be the focus of a few future posts. What, or who, could hold my attention for such a long time that I would dedicate more thann one post to. Think about the title of the post (asks like Dora the Explorer). It is none other that the group that made everyone seek out so many paths in life.

I am talking about A TRIBE CALLED QUEST. *Crowd cheers and applauses* Thank you, Thank you, It took long enough but we finally got to a post on the Tribe. Now, in another post I will discuss their backstory with great detail, but for today, I will focus on their introduction to the world. No, I am not talking about their first album, but the first 12" single they released to the masses.

The First 12" single they released was Bonita Applebum. What an introduction they had to the world. The song itself is not only one of the best songs in their catalog, but one of the best in rap history. Anyone wan attest to that, *People sit down and zip up the coats in summertime heat*, exactly.

Now this song is most notable for it's instantly recognizable introduction. Q-Tip does a great job of provide playful conversation for the female he lust for. Then in comes the drums. The drum pattern is simple, but brilliant it's use in the song. And to top things off, the little guitar licks at the end of the beat is like icing on this cake. Tip does a great job of playing romeo with sly and smooth words to capture the mind and body of the one female who we know to be "Bonita Applebum." A little trivia for this song is that this song was based off a girl who used to go the same high school with the Tribe.

So here is the:

Bonita Applebum 12"

and, of couuurrrseee, a little sum-something extra:

A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum


Cool Vid, nuff said

A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum ('tween sheets mix)


This is the between the sheets mix. This sample is distinctive for it's use and it is hard to use nowadays since The Notorious One best used it. But you can Still TRIEEE.

Now, Finally for my (please let someone read this post besides me and John Q, wait that be me or is it he who be we (hmmmm)??????) readers, here is the Bonita Applebum 12":





















1
Bonita Applebum (Hootie Mix) (3:15)
2
Bonita Applebum (Album Version) (3:35)
3
Bonita Applebum (Instrumental) (3:35)
4
Mr. Muhammad (Album Version) (3:33)
5
Mr. Muhammad (Instrumental) (3:33)

*Forget a rawdio edit*

http://www.mediafire.com/?dd1ymzdvikq


Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders [Samples]

We on award tour with the Tribe my man. You knew a Lyrics to Go/Hip Hop Is Read collabo was bound to happen again. This time we decided to work on the group that gave me the namesake of this place. The samples from “Midnight Marauders” always intrigued me, so I loved them so much I decided to collect them to let the public hear these great sounds. I mean the sounds range from soul to jazz, from Cal Tjader to Jell-O Pudding, I mean Bill Cosby (yeah that’s what I meant). Anyway, here is the A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders Sample Set.

DISC ONE:

01. 'Aquarius' by Cal Tjader
• Sampled for 'Midnight Marauders Tour Guide' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

02. 'Ekim' by Michael Urbaniak
• Sampled for 'Steve Biko (Stir It Up)' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

03. 'We Gettin' Down' by Weldon Irvine
• Sampled for 'Award Tour' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

04. 'Low Down' by Charles Earland
• Sampled for 'Award Tour' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

05. 'Olinga' by Milt Jackson
• Sampled for 'Award Tour' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

06. 'Hobo' by Malcolm McLaren
• Sampled for 'Award Tour' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

07. 'Bettina' by Bola Sete
• Sampled for '8 Million Stories' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by Skeff Anselm

08. 'Red Clay' by Jack Wilkens
• Sampled for 'Sucka Nigga' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

09. 'MC Battle' by DJ Grand Wizard Theodore, Busy Bee & Rodney Cee
• Sampled for 'Sucka Nigga' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

10. 'Psychedelic Shack' by Albino Gorilla
• Sampled for 'Midnight' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

11. 'Martin's Funeral' by Bill Cosby
• Sampled for 'We Can Get Down' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

12. 'My Melody' by Eric B. & Rakim
• Sampled for 'We Can Get Down' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

13. 'Mystic Brew' by Ronnie Foster
• Sampled for 'Electric Relaxation' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

14. 'Inside Love' by Brethren
• Sampled for 'Electric Relaxation' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

15. 'Dreams' by Ramsey Lewis
• Sampled for 'Electric Relaxation' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

DISC TWO:

16. 'Nautilus' by Bob James
• Sampled for 'Clap Your Hands' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

17. 'Hand Clapping Song' by The Meters
• Sampled for 'Clap Your Hands' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

18. 'Ode to Billie Joe' by Lou Donaldson
• Sampled for 'Clap Your Hands' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

19. 'Who's Gonna Take the Weight?' by Kool and the Gang
• Sampled for 'Oh My God' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

20. 'Absolutions' by Lee Morgan
• Sampled for 'Oh My God' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

21. 'The Sorcerer of Isis' by Power of Zeus
• Sampled for 'Oh My God' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

22. 'Funky President' by James Brown
• Sampled for 'Oh My God' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

23. 'Damn Right I Am Somebody' by James Brown & Fred Wesley
• Sampled for 'Oh My God' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

24. 'Why Can't People Be Colors Too' by The Whatnauts
• Sampled for 'Oh My God' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

25. 'I Feel Like Making Love' by Roy Ayers
• Sampled for 'Keep It Rollin'' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

26. 'Beddie Biey' by Steve Arrington
• Sampled for 'The Chase, Part II' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

27. 'Inside My Love' by Minnie Riperton
• Sampled for 'Lyrics to Go' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

28. 'Just Enough Foom For Storage' by James Brown
• Sampled for 'Lyrics to Go' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

29. 'Mixed Up Cup' by Clyde McPhatter
• Sampled for 'Lyrics to Go' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

30. 'Dig It On' by Jimmy McGriff
• Sampled for 'God Lives Through' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

31. 'On Love' by David Walker
• Sampled for 'God Lives Through' by A Tribe Called Quest
• Produced by A Tribe Called Quest

Lyrics to Go & Hip-Hop Is Read Present:
Midnight Marauders [The Samples]

Rapidshare Links:
DISC ONE + DISC TWO


So, peace to the nation, the people that represent, and those cats that never bug out to the extreme


Yo, If word is bond
then Q is gone