We asked 108 critics, artists, tastemakers, producers, and photographers from 15 different countries to name their personal top five hip-hop tracks of all time. The group is wearing helmets while cassette tapes are dropped on them, and the video ends with the group at the party with other people dancing.
Dwele and Connie Mitchell's Flashing Lights, Bob James's Take Me to the Mardi Gras cover of Paul Simon's Take Me to the Mardi Gras, Geneviève Toussaint's Douce Violence cover of Johnny Hallyday's Douce Violence, Nina Simone's Feeling Good cover of Cy Grant's Feeling Good, Nina Simone's Strange Fruit cover of Billie Holiday's Strange Fruit. 93 ’Til Infinity, Souls of Mischief (1993) 6. All rights reserved. Q-Tip starts the first verse at a party. Listen to both songs on WhoSampled, the ultimate database of sampled music, cover songs and remixes. //]]>, Genius is down for a quick minute (clicking “refresh” might help), Requested URL: genius.com/artists/A-tribe-called-quest, User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/84.0.4147.89 Safari/537.36. When Sugarhill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight came out 40 years ago, it was dismissed by many tastemakers as a gimmicky track made to make money. Thank You 4 Your Service, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Bonita_Applebum&oldid=967069665, Song recordings produced by Q-Tip (musician), Pages using infobox song with unknown parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, The beat and sitar riff are sampled in the remix of, The song is both sampled and interpolated in, The song was remixed and released as part of, Mellowhype's song "La Bonita" references 'Bonita Applebum', This page was last edited on 10 July 2020, at 23:26. [CDATA[ That's why the whole back and forth, you know what I mean? Why are there so few women in hip-hop polls? Cardi B and Common are movie stars. //
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Rapper’s Delight, the track that arguably started it all, came in at number 14.
Electric Relaxation, A Tribe Called Quest (1993) 10. "Bonita Applebum" is the second single from A Tribe Called Quest's debut album People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm.
A Tribe Called Quest is to Hip Hop what Pink Floyd is to Rock ‘n’ Roll. It was briefly featured in the film Poetic Justice, which coincidentally stars Q-Tip. N.Y. State Of Mind, Nas (1994) 8. The Message, Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (1982) 3. Soon the kid who was playing baseball is seen dancing, and Q-Tip is behind a violet curtain trying to impress Bonita. "Electric Relaxation" is the second single from A Tribe Called Quest's third album Midnight Marauders. (not available in UK) Playlist of the top 25 songs (Spotify).
Another remix was done in 1993, with a new beat and new lyrics. Listen to both songs on WhoSampled, the ultimate database of sampled music, cover songs and remixes. Widely used by discerning crate-diggers and hip-hop heads, the best Blue Note samples have become part of the cultural fabric. 25. How many of these songs do you agree with?
The Bible’s powner to transform people and nations is well documented throughout history. It contains a sample of "Mystic Brew" by Ronnie Foster. * Rosa Parks, OutKast (1998) 24.
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And it just became what it is now ... On that record, he wrote my lines and I wrote his—actually, we wrote our own lines, and when we recorded, we traded. "Electric Relaxation" by BadBadNotGood is a cover of A Tribe Called Quest's "Electric Relaxation". They stop again because they see a man playing a piano. The results are dominated by the so-called ‘Golden Age’ of hip-hop between the mid-80s and mid-90s, though there are some surprises from a more recent vintage with Kanye West’s Pusha T-assisted Runaway taking 12th place. The song was featured as the opening theme song for The WB's black sitcom The Wayans Bros., for the first two seasons.  Initially, Q-Tip used a conventional rap delivery for the song, but after reading a Miles Davis interview about "space" (rests), he decided to adopt the technique by changing the beat and using a conversational delivery.. The genre’s dominance of radio waves, streaming numbers, and billboard charts is undeniable, not to mention its influence on everything from avant-garde electronica to the DNA of mainstream pop music from artists like Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande. Read about our approach to external linking. You must be logged in to comment. All rights reserved. Kendrick Lamar won a Pulitzer Prize for his 2018 album DAMN. This website is using a security service to protect itself from online attacks.
"Bonita Applebum" Single by A Tribe Called Quest; from the album People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm; B-side "Mr. Muhammad" Released: July 5, 1990: Recorded: 1989: Genre
Paid In Full, Eric B & Rakim (1987) 12.
U.N.I.T.Y., Queen Latifah (1993) 18. "Yo, what the hell is that?!"
Meco Monardo's Empire Strikes Back (Medley) (Darth Vader/Yoda's Theme) sample of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977), Pino D'Angio's Ma Quale Idea sample of McFadden & Whitehead's Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now, Lizzo's Juice sample of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), The Mohawks's The Champ sample of Otis Redding and Carla Thomas's Tramp, Thundercat's Them Changes sample of The Isley Brothers's Footsteps in the Dark. The original version of "Bonita Applebum", made in 1985, was one of A Tribe Called Quest's first demos.
The group is seen walking and dancing.
I didn't even say hello to my grandmother or whoever was in the house, I was just like, "Hold on!" A Tribe Called Quest was an American hip hop group formed in St. Albans, Queens, New York in 1985, originally composed of rapper and main producer Q-Tip, rapper Phife Dawg, DJ and co-producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and rapper Jarobi White.The group is regarded as a pioneer of alternative hip hop music..
It Was A Good Day, Ice Cube (1992) 16. They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y. Fuck Tha Police, NWA (1988) 17. Doo Wop (That Thing), Lauryn Hill (1998) 20. International Players Anthem, UGK ft. OutKast (2007) 19.  A few years later, the song was remade and included on the People's Instinctive Travels album. Fight The Power, Public Enemy (1989) 1. "Relaxation" by Logic sampled A Tribe Called Quest's "Electric Relaxation". Hip-hop has become a dominant cultural force, driving conversations about music, literature, and entertainment forward. Listen to both songs on WhoSampled, the ultimate database of sampled music, cover songs and remixes.
Hearts have been changed through history when the Word of God is absorbed and put into practice in the lives people when their hearts were open to God! There is also a third remix titled "Bonita Applebum (Hootie Mix)" that samples The Isley Brothers' "Between the Sheets" and also has new lyrics.
And look out for more features on the global impact of hip-hop in the weeks to come. Copyright © 2020 WhoSampled.com Limited. The journey from the turntables of DJ Kool Herc to the addictive, meme-ified sounds of Megan Thee Stallion and Lil’ Nas X was long, but hip hop is here to stay. Dear Mama, Tupac Shakur (1995) 9. It contains a sample of "Mystic Brew" by Ronnie Foster.. A handpicked selection of stories from BBC Music, Culture, Capital, Future and Travel, delivered to your inbox every Friday. The full list of critics’ picks is below. Lose Yourself, Eminem (2002) 21.
Hip-hop is pop culture now. There was a remarkable lack of women in the Top 25; only Queen Latifah’s 1993 hit “U.N.I.T.Y.” and Lauryn Hill’s supremely catchy “Doo Wop (That Thing)” appear in the list. 03. And we are aware that no list can be definitive or will please everyone – so look at the list below, listen to the playlist, and get in touch using the hashtag #GreatestHipHopSongs, and let us know what’s missing. Electric Relaxation by A Tribe Called Quest - discover this song's samples, covers and remixes on WhoSampled There were more than 280 different songs named, a testament to the breadth and depth of the genre, and how the term ‘greatest’ can be interpreted in various ways. Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang, Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Doggy Dogg (1992) 4. The song contains samples of "Daylight" by RAMP, "Memory Band" by Rotary Connection, and "Fool Yourself" by Little Feat. Young Thug has created a wake of imitators that span genres and sounds. Juicy, Notorious B.I.G. ), Pete Rock & C.L. Runaway, Kanye West ft. Pusha T (2010) 11. Rapper’s Delight, Sugarhill Gang (1979) 13. Follow @genius on Twitter for updates Copyright © 2020 WhoSampled.com Limited. B.O.B., OutKast (2000) 15. The song was featured as the opening theme song for The WB's black sitcom The Wayans Bros., for the first two seasons. All Of The Lights, Kanye West ft. Rhianna, Kid Cudi (2010) 23.
and went downstairs. A popular "Why remix" was made, which heavily sampled the song "Why" by Carly Simon. (1994), More on BBC Music’s greatest hip-hop songs of all time: What critics had to say about the top 10 Full list of critics who participated – and how they voted Why Juicy is number one (not available in UK) Trends and surprises in the poll (not available in UK) Why are there so few women in hip-hop polls?