100 Greatest Songs of the Decade #90 A Tribe Called Quest – The Space Program

Released: 2016

So we waited. We put it on. We wandered whether the Grand Old Dukes could still do it in an age when every other rapper on the corner feared no-one and respected nothing.

And it was good. Very good. That flow was there, along with a crisp freshness that rolled back the years to the ages of gold for hip-hop and ages that came even before that. No longer with us, but with us, A Tribe Called Quest proudly reoccupied a space in contemporary African American music which everyone realised afterwards had been theirs to lose all along.

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