This past week Tribe opened up a couple of shows for Kanye’s Yeezus tour in NYC. At the time the shows were announced, Q-Tip said the 2 concerts would be the last ATCQ shows EVER! Like every other Tribe fan, we are hoping that this is going to go the way of most artist’s “last show” and result in another Tribe show somewhere down the road. Also like every other Tribe fan, this news made the “A Tribe Called Quest Stan” in us very sad but unlike every other fan we decided to make a mixtape that celebrates the greatness that is Q-Tip the Abstract, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed MuHammad, and (sometimes) Jarobi!
The mixtape art and download link are below (there is a split track version available at THE LOVE THEORY soundcloud page as well).
On the real, there is just so much ill music from A Tribe Called Quest that just one mixtape can’t do them justice. Their album cuts and b-sides are just as dope as anything they have released as a single (for Tribe’s rarities and b-sides please see our dude Mick Boogie’s Excursions mixtape that came out a few years back – you can call that the b-side to this tape!). For the purpose of this mix, we decided to hit you with Tribe’s bigger records – we just flipped them a bit. This isn’t your standard A Tribe Called Quest mixtape as we have tried to capture the energy and creativity that has defined Tribe throughout the years.
Also, shout out to our friend Martini at Vancity Original and DIPT for jumping on board to help us bring you THE LOVE THEORY. To go along with this mixtape we also made limited edition Vancity Original “Tribe” tees that you can cop at DIPT along with a hard copy of THE LOVE THEORY.
A Tribe Called Quest represent, represent-sent! Enjoy.
Jay & Flip