65. A Tribe Called Quest "Verses From the Abstract" (1991)
Producer: A Tribe Called Quest
Album: The Low End Theory
Label: Jive, BMG
Ron Carter is on the bass, Vinia Mojica's lovely voice soars, and Q-Tip delivers a rhyme style seemingly dropped from the future. He talks on the track as if he is on the phone and half distracted by television, landing in the oddest pockets, but somehow it works. After this point, any rapper still trying to imitate Big Daddy Kane was out of a job.