Song: Buggin’ Out
Band: A Tribe Called Quest
Style and pizazz for miles. A sinuous bass line and killer snare carries the load over which the Queens NYC boys rap out a positive flow in this driving, unstoppable tune. From their brilliant second album, The Low End Theory, this is confidently creative, decisive, smart-stepping rap with richly musical hooks… it comes across every bit as freshly immediate, insightful and relevant as it was back in 1991. This vital collective has always been about street smarts, a sense of humour and a compelling mastery of doing massive things with minimal elements. Straight-up vocal delivery and an infectious vibe - it’s pure forward momentum. I dare you to listen to this or We Got The Jazz (from the same disc) and not start to groove.