I was in high school when Midnight Marauders came out. I think I had that album (cassette) in rotation for about 6-9 months that year. I had just gotten my driver’s license, and I immediately put a bass tube in my trunk (it was all I could afford at the time). I had worked a bunch of odd jobs (packing boxes in a produce warehouse, selling art designs, etc.) to make money for a car. My parents helped me out with it a bit, and I got this little hatchback Honda. By having my own car, I finally had free reign over the music that played in my car. You don’t like my music? Get out and walk, biiaaatch!
Q-Tip from A Tribe Called Quest released a new album recently. Although I don’t love every song, there are a few standout gems that take me straight back to ’93. This is one of them.
You can get the album here.