Yeah - they were so well balanced. It has been said a million times before, but Q-Tip’s lower voice and Phife’s higher pitch together just works so well sonically. And content - I think someone on the documentary describes Phife as the “knucklehead” who injects a bit of street corner humour about defiling peoples couches etc, whereas Q-Tip was a little more refined. There are groups from that era where I don’t know who’s verse was who’s - these guys were so distinct.
Its why my early gateway into rap was largely through Red & Meth stuff, that playful balance between two completely distinct styles is just irresistible
dont think its front to back classic or anything but i would be surprised if you didnt come out at least digging about half of it.
Need to properly listen to their stuff, have loved what I’ve heard.
Knew they were well-loved but (pleasantly) surprised about the strength of feeling for them. Thought they’d have been closer to Wu/Beasties than the almighty Franklin
Linden Boulevard, represent, represent-sent.
got them on now, man these guys are absolute fucking class