Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Excursions
3:55
2 Buggin’ Out
3:37
3 Rap Promoter
2:13
4 Butter
3:39
5 Verses From the Abstract
3:59
6 Show Business
3:53
7 Vibes and Stuff
4:18
8 The Infamous Date Rape
2:54
9 Check the Rhime
3:37
10 Everything Is Fair
2:58
11 Jazz (We’ve Got)
4:10
12 Skypager
2:12
13 What?
2:29
14 Scenario
5 4:10

Credits

CD 1

co-producer:
A Tribe Called Quest (tracks 6, 10)
composer:
Skeff Anselm (tracks 6, 10)
Jonathan Davis (real name of rapper Q-Tip) (tracks 1–14)
Lorenzo DeChalus (track 6)
Bryan Higgins (NY rapper, aka Charlie Brown) (track 14)
James Jackson (US rapper Dinco D) (track 14)
Joseph Kirkland (track 6)
Ali Shaheed Muhammad (tracks 2–4, 6, 8–12, 14)
Derrick Murphy (track 6)
Trevor Tahiem Smith, Jr. (performs as Busta Rhymes) (track 14)
Malik Taylor (tracks 2, 4, 6–12, 14)
guest bass:
Ron Carter (US jazz double-bassist) (track 5)
guest other vocals:
mixer:
Bob Power (tracks 1–14)
A Tribe Called Quest (tracks 1–14)
performer:
Charlie Brown (US rapper) (track 14)
Busta Rhymes (track 14)
Diamond D (US hip-hop producer and MC) (track 6)
Dinco D (track 14)
The Last Poets (track 1)
Lord Jamar (track 6)
Sadat X (track 6)
producer:
Skeff Anselm (tracks 6, 10)
A Tribe Called Quest (tracks 1–5, 7–9, 11–14)
recorded by:
Bob Power (tracks 1–14)
A Tribe Called Quest (tracks 1–14)
vocals:
Vinia Mojica (track 5)
sampled by:
Big Willie by Run‐D.M.C. (track 9)
Eye Patch by De La Soul (track 12)
Gimme the Loot (shorter re-release version) by The Notorious B.I.G. (track 14)
Gimme the Loot (longer 1994 version) by The Notorious B.I.G. (track 14)
samples:
Blind Alley by The Emotions (track 14)
Ecstasy by Ohio Players (track 14)
Ekim by Michał Urbaniak (track 2)
Gentle Smiles by Gary Bartz (track 4)
Give It Up by Kool & The Gang (track 14)
Little Miss Lover (original stereo studio master) by The Jimi Hendrix Experience (track 14)
Long Red by Leslie West (track 11)
North Carolina by Les McCann (track 8)
Red Clay by Freddie Hubbard (track 11)
Time by The Last Poets (track 1)
Voodoo Chile (original studio master) by The Jimi Hendrix Experience (track 3)
Wicky Wacky by Fatback Band (track 6)
recording of:
Buggin' Out (track 2)
Butter (track 4)
Check the Rhime (track 9)
Everything Is Fair (track 10)
Excursions (track 1)
Jazz (We've Got) (track 11)
Rap Promoter (track 3)
Scenario (track 14)
Show Business (track 6)
Skypager (track 12)
Vibes and Stuff (track 7)
What? (track 13)

Release

additional engineer: Pete Christensen
Eric Gast
Rod Hui
Gerard Julien
Jim Kvoriak
Tim Latham
Anthony Saunders
Chris Shaw (US producer & engineer)
Marc Singleton
Jamie Staub
Dan Wood (Engineer)
mastering: Tom Coyne (mastering engineer)
ASIN: US: B0000004X7 [info]
Discogs: http://www.discogs.com/release/87291 [info]