A Tribe Called Quest – The Low End Theory (1991)

The Low End Theory is a classic hip hop record. Just listening to the beats on this thing is an absolute pleasure. The rhymes from everyone involved are sharp and precise, and remind me of the days when hip hop wasn’t all about excess and debauchery (granted, there’s a lot of modern MCs who don’t rap this way, but you know what I mean). A stunning exercise, from start to finish.