Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Album covers that will rock your face off: A Tribe Called Quest: "Midnight Marauders"

Every week, if I'm not hung over or inundated with a smorgasbord of early twenties ass(probably just the former) I will be breaking down some of my favorite album covers. I thought about doing this recently because with the age of illegal downloading music between the deviant amounts of porn one downloads, the CD artwork doesn't get the same attention that it once got. With "Midnight Marauders" not only did we get a little more edgier tribe lyrically and beat wise, Phife stepped up to the plate showing fans that he had the abilty, at least for one album, to stand toe to tie with Q-Tip, but we also got one of the most creative album covers I had seen in a while. Besides that psychedelic lady on the front, I used to spend hour upon hour trying to figure out who all the people were that A Tribe Called Quest crammed on their album cover. Classic material.

Sidenote: Here is all the people that wikipedia claims is on that legendary album cover. Not sure that this list is entirely accurate, but here it is.(De La Soul, Souls of Mischief, The Jungle Brothers, Busta Rhymes, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Queen Latifah, Chi-Ali, Andrew Gecaj. Monie Love, Black Sheep, The Beatnuts, The Pharcyde, Heavy D, Pete Rock and CL Smooth, MC Lyte, Chubb Rock, Daddy-O, Big Daddy Kane, Organized Konfusion, Da Youngstas, Large Professor, Das Efx, Lords of the Underground, Black Moon, Kool G Rap, Ice-T, AMG, 3rd Bass, Beatie Boys)

6 comments:

Bk_red said...

tribe is my favorite hip hop group of all time and this album is their absolute best. it's definitely one that you can just let ride from beginning to end. i wish they still made hip hop albums like this.

Bk_red said...

oh yeah... it's a great album cover too.

Jules said...

I used to do the same thing when I first got the album... damn... that shit was like yesterday... me being fourteen and finding out what true hip hop was. I came a long way from that. Thank God Himself for A Tribe Called Quest.

T. Cas said...

My favorite Tribe album. I've bought this 3 times because I played so much it got scratched up. From top to bottom, a classic!

ab said...

love it! love it! love it!!

Anonymous said...

Best Tribe album ever, top 5 Hip Hop albums ever. TRUE HIP HOP!!! - Matty Striq