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Low End Theory

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Group member Jarobi White, who previously appeared on People's Instinctive Travels, had verses recorded for The Low End Theory. In addition, the group was praised for its "departure towards a live instrumental sound" and for using "jazz-infused samples with fat hardcore beats. Taking cues from Karriem Riggins, Madlib and Flying Lotus, Overall matches jazz improvisation with beatmaker ingenuity. However, the negotiations between the group and Jive lasted over a year and strained their relationship. Not a perfect pressing by any means, some parts did sound a lil distorted at times but overall a very solid repressing!

The album was primarily produced by group member Q-Tip, with a minimalist sound that combines bass, drum breaks, and jazz samples, in a departure from the group's debut album, People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (1990).From gorgeous album art to world-class listening guides, you’ll find yourself discovering something new every time you listen. VG/EX means that the item's sleeve is in Very Good condition and the disc is in Excellent condition.

The Low End Theory is regarded for its socially conscious lyrics, which include subjects such as relationships, date rape, the hip-hop industry and consumerism. And once we’ve found that gem of a record, we do everything we can to help you appreciate the music. The laid back style of Q-Tip and Phife Dawg over the jazz sampleology of Ali Shaheed Muhammad, along with the daisy age raps of De La Soul, almost single-handedly defined the alternative rap scene, where intelligence and musical nouse replaced guns, hos and bragging. The Low End Theory was one of the first records to fuse hip-hop with the laid-back atmosphere of jazz, particularly bebop and hard bop. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

I have them both on CD and am not interested in making a straight-up nostalgia purchase if it turns out these records sound like complete crap.

For one summer in 1990, alongside the strains of Madchester, the streets resounded to the sound of 'Can I Kick It? Here was a group from a still outsider genre, uniting hardcore fans and curious outsiders by making music that worried more about integrity, commitment, creativity and resolve than it did appealing to the mainstream. Certainly "Electric Relaxation" and "Bonita Applebum" are great songs but little of their material stands out as extraordinary.After a discussion with fellow member Q-Tip, they agreed to increase his participation on their second album and to "step it up in general as a group.

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