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A Tribe Called QuestMidnight Marauders

Genre:Hip Hop
Style:Jazzy Hip-Hop
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Tracklist

Midnight Marauders Tour Guide0:45
Steve Biko (Stir It Up)3:11
Award Tour3:46
8 Million Stories4:21
Sucka Nigga4:05
Midnight4:25
We Can Get Down4:19
Electric Relaxation4:04
Clap Your Hands3:16
Oh My God3:29
Keep It Rollin'3:05
The Chase, Part II4:02
Lyrics To Go4:09
God Lives Through4:15

Credits (16)

Notes

The vinyl and CD versions of this album were released with green, red and black frames with the black one being the rarest. Each version depicts different characters in the background, a time capsule of relevant Hip Hop artists at the time.

In his review on allmusic.com John Bush summarizes: "A Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Marauders was commercially successful, artistically adept, and lyrically inventive; the album cemented their status as alternative rap's prime sound merchants, authors of the most original style since the Bomb Squad first exploded on wax."

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    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993-11-09, VinylMidnight Marauders
    LP, Album, Green Frame
    Jive – 01241-41490-1US1993US1993
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    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, VinylMidnight Marauders
    2×LP, Album
    Jive – HIP 143Europe1993Europe1993
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    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, CassetteMidnight Marauders
    Cassette, Album
    Jive – HIP C143UK1993UK1993
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    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album
    Jive – 7243 8 42614 2 9Europe1993Europe1993
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    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album, Green frame
    Jive – 01241 41490 2Europe1993Europe1993
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    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album, Club Edition
    Jive – 01241-41490-2, BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. – D 173897US1993US1993
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    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album, Red Frame
    Jive – 01241-41490-2Canada1993Canada1993
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    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, CassetteMidnight Marauders
    Cassette, Album, Green Frame Cover
    Jive – 01241-41490-4US1993US1993
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    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album
    Jive – 01241-41490-2Australasia1993Australasia1993
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    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album
    Jive – CHIP 143, Zomba Records – 82876 53550 2Europe1993Europe1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album, Green frame cover
    Jive – 0124144132-2Canada1993Canada1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, CassetteMidnight Marauders
    Cassette, Album, Red Frame
    Jive – 01241-41490-4Canada1993Canada1993
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    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, VinylMidnight Marauders
    4×LP, Jive Company Sleeve
    Jive – noneUS1993US1993
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    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993-11-09, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album, Black border cover
    Jive – 01241-41490-2US1993US1993
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album, Red frame
    Jive – 01241-41490-2US1993US1993
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    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, CassetteMidnight Marauders
    Cassette, Album, Black frame cover
    Jive – 01241-41490-4US1993US1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, CassetteMidnight Marauders
    Cassette, Album, Red Frame Cover
    Jive – 01241-41490-4US1993US1993
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    Midnight Marauders
    CD, Album
    Jive – BVCM-37769 (88697-02644-2)Japan1993Japan1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993-11-09, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album, Green border cover
    Jive – 01241-41490-2US1993US1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, VinylMidnight Marauders
    2×LP, Album
    Jive – HIP 143Europe1993Europe1993
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, CassetteMidnight Marauders
    Cassette, Album, Club Edition, Green Frame
    Jive – J4 1490Canada1993Canada1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, CassetteMidnight Marauders
    Cassette, Album, Club Edition
    Jive – J4 1490US1993US1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993-12-16, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album
    Jive – BVCQ-626Japan1993Japan1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993-11-09, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album, Club Edition, Green Frame
    Jive – J2 1490Canada1993Canada1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album
    Jive – 01241-41490-2Australasia1993Australasia1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, CassetteMidnight Marauders
    Cassette, Album, Club Edition, Red Frame Cover
    Jive – 01241-41490-4US1993US1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, CassetteMidnight Marauders
    Cassette, Album
    Jive – 01241414904Poland1993Poland1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993-11-09, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album, Black border cover
    Jive – 01241-41490-2US1993US1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, VinylMidnight Marauders
    2×LP, Album, Test Pressing
    Jive – HIP 143Europe1993Europe1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album, Club Edition
    Jive – J2 1490US1993US1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993-11-09, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album, Red Border Cover
    Jive – 01241-41490-2US1993US1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album, Red Frame Cover
    Jive – 0124144132-2Canada1993Canada1993
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1993-11-09, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album, Green border cover
    Jive – 01241-41490-2US1993US1993
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1994, CassetteMidnight Marauders
    Cassette, Album, Black Frame
    Jive – 01241 41490 4, BMG – 01241 41490 4Europe1994Europe1994
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders Show Vinyl, 1994, VinylMidnight Marauders Show Vinyl
    12", White Label, Stereo
    Not On Label – TRIBE-7US1994US1994
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1997, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Jive – MUSH32007.2Australia1997Australia1997
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 1997, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album
    Avex Trax – AVCZ-95026Japan1997Japan1997
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 2001, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album
    Jive – CHIP143Australia2001Australia2001
    New Submission
    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 2003, CDMidnight Marauders
    CD, Album, Reissue, Red frame cover
    Jive – 82876 53550 2Europe2003Europe2003
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    Cover of Midnight Marauders, 2004, VinylMidnight Marauders
    LP, Album, Reissue, Repress
    Jive – 01241-41490-1US2004US2004
    New Submission
    • Serviettedetable's avatar
      My copy is almost unlistenable because of heavy surface noise for the 3-4 first songs on both side. Bought new.
      • TheMatthewBest's avatar
        Just noticed that my copy has one side of the inner sleeve repeated on both inner sleeves, if that makes sense. There are two inner sleeves, one has the tracks for Record 1, the other has the tracks for Record 2, but both sleeves have the same design on the other side: they both show the woman painted in red and green, and neither has the band in front of the big clock.
        • universalmagic's avatar
          This reissue is pretty much an exact replica of the OG release in '93: an hour's worth of music smashed onto one LP. The grooves are super thin, thus the dip in volume, stereo width, and bass response. Not sure why there hasn't been a double LP release. Maybe that's their 30th anniversary plan this year 🤞 but for now, cassette and CD are the way to go for this release.
          • jmo05's avatar
            jmo05
            mine sounds pretty great. those complaining about surface noise might not realize that much of what they’re hearing is from the source material- not due to the pressing.

            not the best packaging wise, but for a cheap and inexpensive package it’s not bad at all

            Fluance RT82 with
            Ortofon OM10 @ 1.5g
            Technics SA-DX940
            • mrlumpy's avatar
              mrlumpy
              My copy has a "Parental Advisory Explicit Content" sticker on the cover, and a "Made in Czech Republic" sticker on the rear. Plain paper sleeve. Sound is surprisingly crisp, good add for under twenty bucks.
              • lukas_dot_com's avatar
                lukas_dot_com
                My copy of this has the labels on disc 2 switched. Does anyone else have a similar mispress and does it warrant a separate release page? Thanks!
                • jmrathgeber's avatar
                  jmrathgeber
                  Finally found a nicely priced copy of this OG in the wild and picked it up. Surprised to say it sounds great for being on 1 LP. Might have to turn it up a tiny bit but really sounds great for so much music on each side.
                  • groovefactory's avatar
                    This was clearly cut from CD. Not a good version. Look for the original and you will hear a 100% improvement in quality, bass etc. Sad they let this one through QA.
                    • lovelykd's avatar
                      lovelykd
                      I’m not an “audiophile” so take my opinion with a grain.

                      My copy didn’t skip and, overall, was decent. There was a bit of surface noise on side one but even that became less noticeable after the first couple of tracks.

                      It was a bit on the quiet side so it didn’t bump the way I might’ve wanted it too but I’m satisfied with it overall.
                      • Di77y's avatar
                        Di77y
                        My copy has “DMM SPI -“ in the runouts, not “DMM SP1 SPI -“ (with the double “SP1”) as mentioned in the other entry. But it definitely doesn’t have a “(u)” as this one here. Yet another repress version?
                        My copy plays rather punchy, not remarkably quiet (as in low volume), and it has some background noise, but nothing too distracting IMO. Thoughts, anyone? Peace!

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