The album, The Low End Theory…
…came out in Fall 1991, and was an instant classic. It is considered a rap masterpiece (check the Amazon reviews) and legitimately deserves every bit of that kudos. The album got the coveted highest rating of “5 mics” when it was reviewed by The Source. An instant classic right out the gate.
Like most fans of this album, I knew every song verbatim, and played it ad nauseum. Throw this thing on at a party or a club and the floor will not just be overrun with folks, everyone will sing along to the cuts in a way that evokes both nostalgic thoughts and the feel-good vibe that genuine hip-hop brings forth.
…were the shit, and I’ve got a slew of great memories that this album provided the soundtrack for.
The video I chose is actually my favorite song from the album, which is a tough thing to say when you had joints like “Check The Rhime,” “Scenario” (which Busta rocked the hell out of at the end back when he was still a member of Leaders of the New School), “Show Business,” and “Verses From The Abstract.”
Screw it, here’s the vid for my second favorite joint, “Check The Rhime.” This’ll have you singing along fa sho’.