100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time

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77. A Tribe Called Quest, "Can I Kick It?"

Deploying the bass line from Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side" and a sample from organist Lonnie Smith, "Can I Kick It?" was a high point for eclectic, buoyantly Afrocentric hip-hop. Q-Tip raps that Tribe "flows in layers." Indeed they did. And a new artistic bar was being set.

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