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Beats, Rhymes & Life

CD (Item 499566) Jive, 1996 — Condition: Used
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Tribe Called Quest — Beats, Rhymes & Life ... LP 27.99
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Beats, Rhymes & Life – crucial aspects of Tribe Called Quest and hip hop in general – and the fourth album by the inimitable Tribe! After a couple or three years of down time following Midnight Marauders, the Tribe returned with this extra stripped down sound, collaborating with Jay Dee and the Ummah. Titles include "Jam", the r&b crossover ready "Stressed Out" feat Faith Evans, "Motivators", the great "Phony Rappers", and "Keep It Moving", "Word Play", "The Pressure", "Word Play" and much more.  © 1996-2020, Dusty Groove, Inc.
(In the original 3D lenticular jewel case.)

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