CULTURE CLASSICS – “Electric Relaxation” A Tribe Called Quest

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Showing love to of one of The Culture’s most classic #CultureClassics, “Electric Relaxation” by A Tribe Called Quest.

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Electric Relaxation” was actually the second single from A Tribe Called Quest’s third album, the classic Midnight Marauders. The ode to New York Around The Way Girls is a smooth as it gets for a hip-hop track. Q-Tip and Phife Dawg’s usual outstanding chemistry was on another level and this record and Phife explained why that was saying “On that record, he wrote my lines and I wrote his—actually, we wrote our own lines, and when we recorded, we traded. That’s why the whole back and forth, you know what I mean?”

Hip-hop has no shoratages of fly love songs but Electric Relaxation hit differently. The song contains a jazzy sample of “Mystic Brew” by Ronnie Foster. Add that iconic hook and even though you don’t really know what it’s saying your head is nodding. It’s a mood, it’s a vibe, it’s a classic.

#FunFact: The song was featured as the opening theme song for The WB’s sitcom The Wayans Bros., from 1995 to 1996, for the show’s first and second season.

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Written by @TalentedMrFord

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