Thursday, April 23, 2009

There's a series called Noisemakers with Peter Rosenberg which takes place in New York, which is basically hip hop's version of Inside the Actor's Studio with James Lipton. There have been three installments of this so far. The first one was with DJ Premier, the second one was the Questlove of the Roots, and the most recent one, which was recorded a few days ago, was with Q-tip from A Tribe Called Quest.

During this series, the artist sits on the couch and talks about their journey in life and in the music business for a good 2 hours or more. For a music junkie like me, its absolutely fascinating to hear these artists wax nostalgic about how they got started. I just listen to Q-tip's interview yesterday, and it had me longing for the days when A Tribe Called Quest was still together and making good music. And then that got me to thinking, what are my top 10 favorite ATCQ songs. Which brought me to the following list starting with...

10) Get A Hold.

9) Bonita Applebum (Hey Hon remix)

8) Everything is Fair

7) Push It Along

6)Footprints

5) Jazz (We've Got The)

4) Butter

3) God Lives Through

2) Keep It Rollin

1) Lyrics To Go

If you asked me tomorrow, I'd probably give you a completely during 10, but I'm sticking with these. And now, a clip from ATCQ (along with the Leaders of the New School) on Arsenio Hall back in 1992.

4 comments:

sixfive said...

great list. I'm glad someone appreciates 'god lives through' as much as I do.

Jamal said...

Good list. Real good list

rashad said...

Thank you sir. I immediately thought of 7-10 more songs I could have put on here, but oh well.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I need Electric Relaxation to be on the list. "I like 'em brown, yellow, puerto rican, and Haitian ..." is enough of a classic line to be on the list.