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Beats, Rhymes and Life The fourth CD by these lyrically abstract, battle-ready MCs already has heads buzzing about the return of playful yet potent hip-hop. This time, A...Beats, Rhymes and LifeHip-Hop/Rap The fourth CD by these lyrically abstract, battle-ready MCs already has heads buzzing about the return of playful yet potent hip-hop. This time, A...1996-08-09
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Beats, Rhymes and Life

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Lead Performer: Phife Dawg

The fourth CD by these lyrically abstract, battle-ready MCs already has heads buzzing about the return of playful yet potent hip-hop. This time, A Tribe Called Quest tackles everything from O.J. to spirituality with trademark originality. Cuts like ”Stressed Out” (with R&B lovely Faith Evans cooing between the crew’s vernacular) and the ebullient ”The Hop” surpass expectation. Can they still kick it? Beats, Rhymes and Life proves that yes, they can. A

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