Jesse Marco's 30 Favorite Albums

A Tribe Called Quest, Midnight Marauders (1993)

Label: Jive. BMG

Jesse Marco: "It's argued very often what the best Tribe record is. I like A Tribe Called Quest because I was really into skating and hip-hop, and Wu-Tang, and stuff like that, and I heard Tribe, and I felt like-like 'Award Tour'-that's how I discovered them.

"That was-I don't want to call it these corny names like 'backpacker' or whatever, but like I had my North Face, my CD player and shit. It's funny because I'm young, but I was so exposed to all this stuff so early on. I was listening to all this shit when I was 12 or 13 years old. I had to make sure I had to get a North Face in my size.

"I remember where I bought the Tribe album too. I bought it at Tower Records on Broadway, which is now closed. I bought that record actually on vinyl from that spot, and I was super young too. I was with a friend of mine, and I saw the cover, and immediately had the connection. Like, 'I know I need this. This is something that I need.'"

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