Editors’ Notes After three albums in as many years, A Tribe Called Quest took almost the same length of time to allow their fourth to come to the boil. And it’s a moody, uneasy album simmering with rap beef fall-out and self-aggrandizing. “Phony Rappers” wastes no time in calling out cheque-chasing MCs, “Keeping It Moving” haughtily obliterates fledgling West and East coast tensions, while “Crew” is a haunting, gunfire-punctuated cautionary tale of betrayal within a friendship group. However, the group’s ear for disarming jazz-funk hooks and faultless tag-team flow means the darkness remains irresistible.

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Phony Rappers
1
3:36
 
Get a Hold
2
3:35
 
Motivators
3
3:20
 
The Jam
4
4:38
 
Crew
5
1:58
 
The Pressure
6
3:02
 
1nce Again (feat. Tammy Lucas)
7
3:49
 
Mind Power
8
3:55
 
The Hop
9
3:27
 
Keeping It Moving
10
3:38
 
Baby Phife's Return
11
3:18
 
Separate/Together
12
1:38
 
What Really Goes On
13
3:23
 
Word Play
14
2:59
 
Stressed Out (feat. Faith Evans)
15
4:58
 

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