A Tribe Called Quest ‎– Beats, Rhymes And Life

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A1 Phony Rappers
Lyrics By – Dexter Raymond Mills, Jr., Kamaal Fareed, Malik Taylor
3:35
A2 Get A Hold
Composed By – James YanceyLyrics By – Kamaal Fareed
3:35
A3 Motivators
Composed By – Ali Shaheed MuhammadLyrics By – Dexter Raymond Mills, Jr., Kamaal Fareed, Malik Taylor
3:20
B1 Jam
Lyrics By – Dexter Raymond Mills, Jr., Kamaal Fareed, Malik Taylor
4:38
B2 Crew
Composed By – Ali Shaheed MuhammadLyrics By – Kamaal Fareed
1:58
B3 The Pressure
Composed By – Ali Shaheed MuhammadLyrics By – Kamaal Fareed, Malik Taylor
3:02
B4 1nce Again
Composed By – Ali Shaheed Muhammad, James Yancey, Steve SwallowFeaturing – Tammy LucasLyrics By – Kamaal Fareed, Malik Taylor
3:49
C1 Mind Power
Lyrics By – Dexter Raymond Mills, Jr., Kamaal Fareed, Malik Taylor
3:55
C2 The Hop
Lyrics By – Kamaal Fareed, Malik TaylorMusic By – Rashad Smith
3:27
C3 Keeping It Moving
Composed By – James YanceyLyrics By – Kamaal Fareed
3:38
C4 Baby Phife's Return
Lyrics By – Kamaal Fareed, Malik Taylor
3:18
D1 Separate / Together
Lyrics By – Kamaal Fareed
1:38
D2 What Really Goes On
Lyrics By – Kamaal Fareed
3:23
D3 Word Play
Composed By – James YanceyLyrics By – Dexter Raymond Mills, Jr., Kamaal Fareed, The Outhere Brothers
2:59
D4 Stressed Out
Composed By – Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Gary Taylor, James YanceyFeaturing – Faith EvansLyrics By – Dexter Raymond Mills, Jr., Kamaal Fareed, Malik Taylor
4:57

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This original release from 1996 have black, green & red labels.
The reissue A Tribe Called Quest - Beats, Rhymes And Life has the same catalogue number, but white and black labels.

"Get a Hold" contains a sample from "The Visit" (The Cyrkle)
"Motivators" contains a sample from "Sound Pieces" (Michał Urbaniak)
"Jam" contains a sample from "Dirty Old Bossa Nova" (Howard Roberts)
"1nce Again" contains a sample from "I'm Your Pal" (Steve Swallow)
"Mind Power" contains a sample from "N.T." (Kool & The Gang)
"The Hop" contains a sample from "Soft Spirit" (A.Hall)
"Separate / Together" contains a sample from "Funky Drummer" (James Brown)
"What Really Goes On" contains a sample from "Pain" (Ohio Players) and "Make It Funky" (James Brown)
"Stressed Out" contains portion of composition from "Good Love" (Gary Taylor)

BPM is not provided on the record.
BPM:
A1: 95 | A2: 95 | A3: 94
B1: 95 | B2: 93 | B3: 95 | B4: 94
C1: 96 | C2: 96 | C3: 94 | C4: 97
D1: 98 | D2: 96 | D3: 94 | D4: 94

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 1241-41587-1 0
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): 01241-41587-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): 01241-41587-1B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Label): 01241-41587-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): 01241-41587-1D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout): 01241-41587-1A1 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout): 01241-41587-1B1 STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout): 01241-41587-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout): 01241-41587-1D
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
01241-41587-1 A Tribe Called Quest Beats, Rhymes And Life(LP, Album) Jive 01241-41587-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
HIP 170 A Tribe Called Quest Beats, Rhymes And Life(2xLP, Album, Gat) Jive HIP 170 UK & Europe 1996 Sell This Version
CHIP 170 A Tribe Called Quest Beats, Rhymes And Life(CD, Album) Jive CHIP 170 Australia & New Zealand 2001 Sell This Version
CHIP 170, 051 554-2 A Tribe Called Quest Beats, Rhymes And Life(CD, Album) Jive, Jive CHIP 170, 051 554-2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
01241-41587-2, 01241-41587-2V A Tribe Called Quest Beats, Rhymes And Life(CD, Album, Ltd) Jive, Jive 01241-41587-2, 01241-41587-2V US 1996 Sell This Version

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lenngren

lenngren

February 25, 2020
edited 3 months ago

A lot has already been said, let’s get the obvious out of the way. Beats, Rhymes & Life is not as great or ground breaking as the three Tribe albums that precedes it. But do continue reading.

They weren’t getting along in -96 and that obviously affected the core chemistry. Q-Tip and Phife doesn’t gel the way they used to. Phife Dawg is less present than usually and Q-Tip’s cousin Consequence can’t possibly fill his Nike’s.

Regardless, this doesn’t mean it’s a bad album. Take a killer track like “Get A Hold” for example. Phife is M.I.A. but what we do get in return is newcomer James Dewitt Yancey with his signature sharp snares, organic drums and sample flips no one else could have thought of. Dilla saves this 4th Tribe effort from what would have been forgettable to dope! Could it have been even better? Yes. But given the circumstances with Tip and Phife falling out? No. Pick this up, and while you’re at it get the Stressed Out 12” cuz it features Phife in a version far superior to the album version that omits him.
notkurtrussell

notkurtrussell

April 17, 2018
Anyone know what the promo copy of this is worth? Mine is stamped on the front cover in gold