A Tribe Called Quest: 20 Essential Songs

R.I.P. Phife Dawg: Revisit pioneering New York rap crew's best tracks

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"If the Papes Come" feat. Afrika Baby Bam (1990)

The quintessential A Tribe Called Quest B-side, "If the Papes Come" was the non-LP companion to "Can I Kick It." Borrowing pieces of Slick Rick, Lou Donaldson and some spaced-out dialogue from Axis: Bold as Love by Jimi Hendrix, this track would have a life far beyond flipside status: Listen and imagine where hits like Digable Planets' "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" would be without it.

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