A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Midnight Marauders’: The Samples
A Tribe Called Quest‘s third studio album Midnight Marauders – a true cornerstone of ’90s hip hop – turns 20 this year, and to celebrate, Hip-Hop sites Lyrics to Go and Hip Hop Is Read have (unofficially) released a definitive collection of the samples the group used on the album. There are 40 in total on the 14-track LP, and it’s a tasty mix of jazz, blues, bossa nova, and soul- all borrowed from contemporaries and those that came before them.
Two of our staffers lost their virginity to this album, so we hold all this music near and dear.
Enjoy the playlist below.