Coverafbeelding A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It?
  • Statistieken
  •   6 weken
  •   13 piekpositie
  •   117 punten
  •   1991

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Eind jaren tachtig maken Q-Tip, Phife Dawg en Ali Shareed Muhammad op school rapmuziek. Schoolgenoten The Jungle Brothers bedenken de naam voor hun act; ‘A Tribe Called Quest’.

In 1990 komen we de groep voor het eerst tegen in de tipparade als A Tribe Called Quest een bijdrage levert aan de single van The Jungle Brothers, “Doin’ Our Own Dang”. Later dat jaar verschijnt het debuutalbum “People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm”.

Het album levert twee Top-40-hits met “Can I Kick It?” (#13) en “I Left My Wallet In El Segundo”. Het tweede album, “The Low End Theory”, wordt beschouwd als één van de invloedrijkste hip-hop albums ooit gemaakt. In 1997 werken ze mee aan “Rumble In The Jungle” van The Fugees, dat kort in de tipparade staat.

In 1998 gaat de groep uit elkaar.


Songtekst

Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Well, I'm gone (Go on then!)

Can I kick it? To all the people who can Quest like A Tribe does
Before this, did you really know what live was?
Comprehend to the track, for it's why 'cause
Getting measures on the tip of the vibers
Rock and roll to the beat of the funk fuzz
Wipe your feet really good on the rhythm rug
If you feel the urge to freak, do the jitterbug
Come and spread your arms if you really need a hug
Afrocentric living is a big shrug
A life filled with that's what I love
A lower plateau is what we're above
If you diss us, we won't even think of
Will Nipper the doggy give a big shove?
This rhythm really fits like a snug glove
Like a box of positives is a plus, love
As the Tribe flies high like a dove

Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Can I kick it? (Yes, you can!)
Well, I'm gone (Go on then!)

Can I kick it? To my Tribe that flows in layers
Right now, Phife is a poem sayer
At times, I'm a studio conveyor
Mr. Dinkins, would you please be my mayor?
You'll be doing us a really big favor
Boy this track really has a lot of flavor
When it comes to rhythms, Quest is your savior
Follow us for the funky behavior
Make a note on the rhythm we gave ya
Feel free, drop your pants, check your hair
Do you like the garments that we wear?
I instruct you to be the obeyer
A rhythm recipe that you'll savor
Doesn't matter if you're minor or major
Yes, the Tribe of the game, rhythm player
As you inhale like a breath of fresh air

Songinformatie

ArtiestA Tribe Called Quest
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Lengte 03:31
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Platenlabel Jive


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