Producer: A Tribe Called Quest
Album: Midnight Marauders
"Bonita Applebum" is Tribe's classic romantic record; "Electric Relaxation" is a little nastier, but just classy enough to throw on a Valentine Day's playlist. Ronnie Foster's "Mystic Brew" gets transformed into the backdrop that inspires Phife to utter some of his most famous lines, including "I like 'em brown, yellow, Puerto Rican, and Haitian" and the punny "Bust off on your couch now you got Seaman's furniture."
Q-Tip opts for the smooth and debonair role, forthright but respectful. This will be a fixture at "grown and sexy" parties for some time to come, but unlike most of the other selections, this one isn't too slick or over the top.