Ever since L.A. Reid newly revealed that A Tribe Called Quest would be releasing a new album "exceptionally soon" -- and not a compilation album, not one made up of unreleased tracks, however a new studio LP -- we couldn"t assist however think of all their timeless music that has added to our contemporary earworms. The upcoming album was recorded prior to the passing of member Phife Dawg making the trio"s 1998 release The Love Movement their last—until now. So below are five songs (a brief round-up because the band"s affect is unequivocal but immeasurable) that should mainly give thanks to Q-Tip, Phife, and also Ali Shaheed.

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"Killing Me Softly"


Lauryn Hill kicks off the Fugees" cover of Roberta Flack"s "Killing Me Softly" through a slowed intro, however that plucky, wobbly four-note riff that ushers in the song"s tempo readjust comes by method of A Tribe Called Quest"s "Bonita Applebum" which snagged it from Rotary Connection"s 1967 song "Memory Band also."


Jay Z additionally referenced the track"s title on his Pharrell-helped Amerideserve to Gangster cut "I Know": "This is about lust / Cold sweats take place when I"m not through her / My existence is a must- must- must- / Bonita Applebum, I gotta put you on / If I didn"t once we cutting, the feeling would certainly be also solid."

The Wayans Bros. Theme Song


If you do not rightfully acknowledge the reverberating clang and jazzy piano chords of this as ATCQ"s "Electric Relaxation," you definitely carry out as the opening design template song to the WB"s Wayans Bros. sitcom throughout its initially seakid from 1995 to 1996.


And if the looped sample on J. Cole"s "Forbidden Fruit" feels also comparable, the crmodify should correctly go to jazz musician Ronnie Foster"s "Mystic Brew," which is wright here ATCQ nabbed the sound in the initially place. Also, if "I prefer "em brvery own, yellow, Puerto Rican or Haitian" isn"t among the initially rap lyrics you ever learned (iconic and easy!), you"re silly.

"22 Two"s"


Jay Z"s "22 Two"s" is currently superior as the Reasonable Doubt cut features the rapper transporting phonetic variations of the word "two" 22 times in one verse, yet the call-and-response he employs on the chorus is obtained directly from ATCQ"s "Can I Kick It?" From currently till forever before, when that is asked by a stranger or frifinish achoose, you make sure to respond, "Yes, you can!"


Even Drake put his own twist on the track’s title on his own "Sexactly how Me a Good Time" as soon as he rapped: "Tell me deserve to we kick it choose Ali Shaheed and Phife Dawg / people really hate once a backload rapper get affluent / and start livin" that life dawg."

"Candy Rain"


The deep bass that undercuts the dreamy intro of Soul for Real"s greatest (and also possibly only) hit "Candy Rain" comes directly from ATCQ"s "Check the Rhime," doing its best to give the childfavor bouncy-ballad a little of a grittier backbone.

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And like the abovementioned "Can I Kick It," "Check the Rhime" instilled in us yet another call-and-response classic: "You on point, Phife?" / "All the time, Tip."

"Why You Wanna"


The title to T.I."s "Why You Wanna" was spawned from a lyric on ATCQ"s "Find A Way" from the band"s fifth and last (though not for long) album The Love Movement which, consequently, offered T.I."s chorus its foundation: "Hey, why you wanna go and also do that love, huh?"


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