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Ten A Tribe Called Quest Rap Videos (R.I.P. Phife)

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[Phife Dawg courtesy Wikimedia Commons]The time has finally arrived. This week we're going to talk about "We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service" but before we do that it's worth taking a look back at the history that lead up to this point.

For me hip-hop music and A Tribe Called Quest are essentially inseparable. After all Tribe was my first rap concert, and the progression they showed from one album to the next was incredible. Even though some people will swear by "People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm" and completely diss "The Love Movement," I took something away from each album that holds to my heart today, which is why you'll see all five of the original albums featured in the videos below. Tribe was a little bit of everything - they were part of what people felt was a "hippie" era of rap, then they got real down and dirty, then they showed the heights of jazz fusion, and by the time all of that passed they had carved out their own lane without even realizing it. The only thing holding them back was people expecting them to STAY in that lane and not evolve, but they kept on growing.

So let's take a sec to look back, and then move forward to their final album. R.I.P. Malik Taylor.

1.) A Tribe Called Quest - "Can I Kick It?"

2.) A Tribe Called Quest - "Scenario"

3.) A Tribe Called Quest - "Hot Sex"

4.) A Tribe Called Quest - "Award Tour"

5.) A Tribe Called Quest - "Stressed Out"

6.) A Tribe Called Quest - "Find a Way"

7.) A Tribe Called Quest - "Bonita Applebum"

8.) A Tribe Called Quest - "Jazz/Buggin' Out"

9.) A Tribe Called Quest - "Electric Relaxation"

10.) A Tribe Called Quest - "1nce Again"

Video: G-Mo Skee - "Human Cloth" (@g_mo_skee)

Video: G-Mo Skee - "Human Cloth"

JW: G-Mo Skee new album "My Filthy Spirit Bomb" has become one of most anticipated releases of the underground and will feature tracks with Twiztid, Hopsin, The INF Gang, D12, as well as production by Michael "SEVEN" Summers, C-Lance, Nobe, and The Jokerr. The album is currently available for pre-order online at

Audio: P.SO & 2 Hungry Bros - "Dark Matter[s]" (@itsPSOnow @2HungryBros @HiPNOTT)

Audio: P.SO & 2 Hungry Bros - "Dark Matter[s]"

HiPNOTT: TWITTER HANDLES: @itspsonow | @2HungryBros | @OkayPlayer | @HiPNOTT

Video: Codes - "Bumps" (@psychodiscorecs)

Video: Codes - "Bumps"

Cam: Relishing in his critically acclaimed new EP, 'Bumps,' Brooklyn Bounce purveyor Codes is now releasing a visual counterpart to the project with the official music video for title-track "Bumps."

Audio: @ElementRhymes - "Whereever I Go"

Audio: Element Rhymes - "Whereever I Go"

JS: Element Rhymes is Back with a New single titles "Whereever I Go" prod by Omito Beats.

Audio: @thewhitelion208 - "Decompression" (@THEREALESMITTY @sound_alive_rec)

Audio: The White Lion - "Decompression" (prod. E. Smitty)

SAS: Rural Idaho is not exactly ripe breeding grounds for conscious Hip Hop, but "The White Lion" looks to change the landscape from potatoes to raw lyrics as he releases his 1st single off of his fourth coming album. Lion links up with fellow activist/truther "E. Smitty" to fuel the fans with raw lyrics and a message to humanity.

Audio: @G_Eazy "Rebel" (@StatikSelekt Remix)

Audio: G-Eazy "Rebel" (Statik Selektah Remix)

Matt: The latest single from The Best of A3C is Statik Selektah’s remix of “Rebel” by G-Eazy. In 2011, when G-Eazy was featured on A3C Volume 1, he was a burgeoning, young artist who found himself on the cusp of success with the release of his mixtape The Endless Summer.

Video: Ty Dolla $ign - "$" (@TyDollaSign)

Video: Ty Dolla $ign - "$"

AKW: Just in time for the holidays, TY DOLLA $IGN releases the new Gabe Shaddow-directed video for “$,” as a gift to his fans. “$” is the latest song from the R&B superstar’s latest critically-acclaimed project “CAMPAIGN,” to receive the video treatment, following the previously released visuals for “Zaddy,” “Stealing” and most recently the project’s title track “Campaign feat. Future.”

Video: Onyx - "Jingle Bells, Shotgun Shells" (@Onyx_HQ)

Video: Onyx - "Jingle Bells, Shotgun Shells"

G.O.: Conceived and produced by Italian video production company Seenfilm, the video is a hugely inventive, hand-animated short that depicts, in a darkly humorous way, the gun violence that continues to plague inner city communities. In it, a young boy in a purple hoodie rains down armed terror on the ghetto, blasting away first-person shooter style at innocent pedestrians, police officers, and superheroes alike after Santa Claus steals the gifts from under the tree. A Norman Rockwell Christmas, this definitely ain’t!

ONYX "Jingle Bells, Shotgun Shells" (Official... by CleopatraRecords
Audio: @therealreks @iAliano @MCWhiteOwl @MdotBoston @JakkWonders "Classic Like That"

Audio: Aliano & Jakk Wonders f/ Reks, M-Dot & MC WhiteOwl "Classic Like That"

Chris: Born and raised in South Africa, Jakk Wonders is a hip-hop producer/beatsmith. Heavily influenced by an array of producers that make the Johannesburg based beatsmith deliver a gritty sample based production style and at times add a left-field type feel.

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