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I have to give this one to MM, because of the inclusiveness. I think it was so hip-hop to include everybody. It was like A Tribe Called Quest was having a party and everyone was invited. There were three different versions with different people on them. You can collect ’em all and test your hip-hop I.Q. by playing “name that face.”

 
It was so hip-hop to include everybody. It was like A Tribe Called Quest was having a party and everyone was invited.
 

This is a tough call, because the cover of TLET is beautiful too: the color scheme, the use of sexuality in a classy way. It was inspired by an Ohio Players album cover. It looks like a painting, but it was actually a model and they took away her face. So that was a cool thing, but I think because the MM cover has been referenced and spoofed in different ways it edges TLET out, just by a little bit though.

I mean TLET is really iconic with the green, black, and red—and what those colors represent. And just the title, and the double meaning of it. Musically the low is the bass, but the name also means people from the bottom, from the low end of society, from the ghetto. So just a slight, slight edge to MM.

Advantage: Midnight Marauders

The Low End Theory: 3 | Midnight Marauders: 5