The 25 Best Song Sequels

21. A Tribe Called Quest "The Chase Part II" (1993)


Better Than Original?: Yes

Steve Arrington's sumptuous bedroom disco "Beddie Biey" became the sample source for a considerably more exuberant single when flipped by Tribe for "The Chase Part II." There's some confusion as to the origins of the "part 2" in the title; an earlier version of the track (also, confusingly, called "The Chase Part II") made it on the b-side of "Award Tour," and was a feature for Consequence (the rapper who wouldn't appear on an official album until Beats, Rhymes and Life). By the time Midnight Mauraders dropped, though, "The Chase Part II" described the version with Tip and Phife, and is the version most know today. Consequence had his moment on the beat, but it belongs to the Tribe.

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