Today In Hip-Hop: A Tribe Called Quest Releases ‘Beats, Rhymes And Life’

On this day, July 30, in hip-hop history... 1996: After three certified, unimpeachable classics in a row to start their career, there was always going to be a certain amount of unrealistic expectations for A Tribe Called Quest to maintain the same level of quality. After all, staying on top of your game forever is nigh impossible no matter who the artist is. Even Kanye's fourth album, 808s & Heartbreak, remains polarizing to a large segment of his fans to this day. Therefore, it is natural that many fans found Tribe's fourth effort, Beats, Rhymes And Life, to be a relative disappointment at the time. ...

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