17 Songs, 1 Hour 16 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A seminal debut album that hasn’t aged a second. Bursting with inventiveness, color and charm, it framed Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammed and Jarobi (who would quit the band in 1991 to attend culinary school) as one of hip-hop’s most important groups. Lyrically, it’s extraordinary—tackling police brutality and high art, STDs and veganism—while freewheeling, giddy creativity radiates off everything. Its most iconic moments (“I Left My Wallet In El Segundo”, “Can I Kick It?”) are its most spare and jazzy, while hip-hop is still yet to pen a love letter that tops “Bonita Applebum.”

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EDITORS’ NOTES

A seminal debut album that hasn’t aged a second. Bursting with inventiveness, color and charm, it framed Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammed and Jarobi (who would quit the band in 1991 to attend culinary school) as one of hip-hop’s most important groups. Lyrically, it’s extraordinary—tackling police brutality and high art, STDs and veganism—while freewheeling, giddy creativity radiates off everything. Its most iconic moments (“I Left My Wallet In El Segundo”, “Can I Kick It?”) are its most spare and jazzy, while hip-hop is still yet to pen a love letter that tops “Bonita Applebum.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

mapletown ,

Classic album

I dunno why there are people that are complaining about a re-release of a classic album. Not everybody has this and this is a great chance for those people to finally own it. Good for new fans and old school fans alike. Celebrate, don't complain.

DGPistola ,

you can’t be serious?????

This is a classic album BUT rereleasing it with a three throwaway remixes???? I mean any true hip hop head has this and if they too young Im sure their parents or older sibling has it.

Omahanebraska ,

Obviously

Same dank album + 3 sure to be incredible remixes

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