Editors’ Notes A Tribe Called Quest’s second album honors the jazz aesthetic and pushes it into new frontiers. On “Verses from the Abstract,” Q-Tip freestyles as Ron Carter plucks a loping yet sturdy bass rhythm. “Check the Rhime” evokes a bebop sound, while “Jazz (We’ve Got)” cribs a Grant Green guitar melody. Q-Tip’s and Phife’s voices are remarkably different—the former sounds casual and thoughtful, the latter bracingly direct—yet they blend harmoniously. It all ends with "Scenario," a boisterous soundclash between Tribe and Leaders of the New School.

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Excursions
1
3:54
 
Buggin' Out
2
3:37
 
Rap Promoter
3
2:13
 
Butter
4
3:38
 
Verses from the Abstract
5
3:58
 
Show Business
6
3:53
 
Vibes and Stuff
7
4:17
 
Infamous Date Rape
8
2:53
 
Check the Rhime
9
3:36
 
Everything Is Fair
10
2:58
 
Jazz (We've Got)
11
4:10
 
Skypager
12
2:12
 
What?
13
2:28
 
Scenario
14
4:10