A Tribe Called Quest ‎– The Low End Theory

Jive ‎– 01241-41418-1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, B&W Label

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A1 Excursions 3:53
A2 Buggin' Out 3:38
A3 Rap Promoter 2:13
A4 Butter 2:13
B1 Verses From The Abstract
Bass – Ron CarterVocals – Ms. Vinia*
B2 Show Business
Co-producer – A Tribe Called QuestFeaturing – Diamond D, Lord Jamar, Sadat XProducer – Skeff Anselm
B3 Vibes And Stuff 4:18
C1 The Infamous Date Rape 2:54
C2 Check The Rhime 3:36
C3 Everything Is Fair 2:59
D1 Jazz (We've Got) 4:09
D2 Skypager 2:13
D3 What? 2:29
D4 Scenario
Featuring – Busta Rhymes, Charlie Brown, Dinco D

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Issued with black & white disc labels, unlike A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory. Current sealed copies are likely A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory, which has NRP and RE3 in runouts.

Recorded and mixed at Battery Studios, Greene Street Studios and Soundtrack Studios. "Show Business" and "Everything Is Fair" programmed at Jazzy Jay's Studio. Additional engineering at Battery, Greene Street and Soundtrack.

Management/Direction: Chris Lighty for Violator Management

℗ 1991 Zomba Recording Corp. © 1991, 1996 Zomba Recording Corporation. Manufactured in the United States by Zomba Recording Corporation, 137-139 West 25th Street, New York, NY 10001

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 1241-41418-1 1
  • Barcode (String): 012414141811
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout - etched): 01241-41418-1 A Ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout - etched): 01241-41418-1-B1 AA Ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout - etched): 01241-41418-1-C1 AA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout - etched): 01241-41418-1-D1 AA
  • Rights Society: ASCAP / BMI

Other Versions (5 of 45) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1418-2-J A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory(CD, Album, DIS) Jive 1418-2-J US 1991 Sell This Version
none A Tribe Called Quest Low End Theory(Cass, Album, Promo) Jive none US 1991 Sell This Version
J2 1418 A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory(CD, Album, RP) Jive J2 1418 US Unknown Sell This Version
ZL 74940 A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory(LP, Album, Unofficial) Jive ZL 74940 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
1418-2-J A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory(CD, Album, RP, ALL) Jive 1418-2-J US Unknown Sell This Version


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January 26, 2017
Not sure why so many people can't see that this entry is for the 1996 pressings, not the current/new millennium ones.


December 5, 2016
Just bought this pressing and I gotta say I'm pleasantly surprised with it! My pressing didn't have any of the glaring issues pointed out by the previous reviewers. Not a perfect pressing by any means, some parts did sound a lil distorted at times but overall a very solid repressing! No skips and very minimal surface noise, even during the quiet sections. My only gripe with this is the relatively dull packaging. Plain paper inner sleeves with no pictures or inserts.


May 21, 2016
Beware!!! Some seller try to sell the 2000s version here! A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
unfortunately discogs is not free of deceiver!!!


April 28, 2016
Side B fine here. Barnes and Noble copy bought this week.


April 19, 2016
I just received a copy with engraved Matrix / Runout "welcometo 1979" (mastering studio).
So i think it is a new reissue (?) from 2016.


April 15, 2016
Just wanted to say for potential 2016 buyers out there, the currently available pressings are NOT bad. I am happy with my copy with no glaring flaws, even if it is digitally sourced. Recommend to stick with a retailer that offers fair return/exchange policy.


February 16, 2016

Side B has some serious pressing quality issues. Distorted sound and a few skips. Rest of the album is ok, but side B is one of the better in the album so it is a real shame.


January 31, 2016
This version has all 14 tracks included in the correct order vs. 12 on the original pressing


May 2, 2015
Same problem. Pissed almost unlistenable.


October 16, 2013
How does this sound vs the first pressing/issue?