Thursday, April 21, 2011

90's Jams #12: A Tribe Called Quest "Electric Relaxation" (1993)

Flowin' with the breeze... Along with its equally summery and breezy distant cousin "'93 Til Infinity," Tribe's "Electric Relaxation" rules from atop Chill Mountain, the land where everyone's just kickin' it. Between Q-Tip's vocal inflections and Phife Dawg's fun-loving and borderline-goofy presence, their playful back-and-forth verse trading with no discernible chorus (mostly about their enjoyment of females, much like "'93 Til Infinity") is so infectiously engaging that it becomes this comfy 3-minute-long hiphop world... Travelling to this is ALWAYS a good time, especially just after leaving work on Friday afternoon or with no immediate responsibilities ahead... Sometimes it's not easy to find the words for why something is so fucking perfect, and here's one of those cases...

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