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A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (We've Got) album mp3


A Tribe Called Quest


Jazz (We've Got)


RAP, Hip-hop

MP3 album size:

1902 mb

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4.6 ✱


Jazzy Hip-Hop, Conscious



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A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (We've Got) album mp3

A Tribe Called Quest - Jazz (We've Got) album mp3


A1 Jazz (We've Got) (LP Version) 4:09
A2 Jazz (We've Got) (Re-Recording) 4:19
B1 Buggin' Out 3:38
B2 Jazz (We've Got) (Re-Recording Instrumental) 4:19

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – BMG Music
  • Distributed By – BMG Music
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Zomba Recording Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – Zomba Recording Corporation
  • Recorded At – Battery Studios, New York
  • Mixed At – Battery Studios, New York
  • Mixed At – Soundtrack Studios
  • Mixed At – Greene St. Recording
  • Mastered At – DMS
  • Made By – Zomba Recording Corporation
  • Published By – Zomba Enterprises, Inc.
  • Published By – Jazz Merchant Music
  • Published By – EMI Feist Catalog, Inc.
  • Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation


  • Design – ZombArt NG*
  • Engineer [Additional] – Anthony Saunders, Chris Shaw (tracks: B1), Dan Wood (tracks: B1), Eric Gast, Gerard Julien, Jamey Staub* (tracks: B1), Jim Kvoriak (tracks: A1), Marc Singleton, Pete Christensen, Rod Hui (tracks: B1), Tim Latham (tracks: A2, B2)
  • Management [Direction] – Chris Lighty
  • Mastered By – Tom Coyne
  • Photography By – Joe Grant
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – A Tribe Called Quest, Bob Power
  • Written-By – A. Muhammad*, J. Davis*, M. Taylor*
  • Written-By, Producer, Arranged By – A Tribe Called Quest


Recorded and Battery Studios except A/1 mixed at Soundtrack Studios, B/1 mixed at Greene Street Studios

Mastered at DMS, NYC

From the Jive cassette and disc The Low End Theory (1418-4/2-J)

"Jazz" - EMI Feist Catalog Inc.

℗ & © 1991 Zomba Recording Corporation

Printed in the United States.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 1241-42035-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side A): 1-1 SRC 01241- JDAB (scratched out) - 42035-1-A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Groove Side B): 1-1 SRC 01241-42035-1-B1
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
JIVE T 293 A Tribe Called Quest Jazz (We've Got) ‎(12") Jive JIVE T 293 UK 1991
JIVE T 293 A Tribe Called Quest Jazz (We've Got) ‎(12", RP) Jive JIVE T 293 UK & Europe Unknown
01241-42035-1 A Tribe Called Quest Jazz (We've Got) ‎(12", Single, RE) Jive, Zomba Recording Corporation 01241-42035-1 US 2004
01241-42035-4 A Tribe Called Quest Jazz (We've Got) ‎(Cass, Maxi) Jive 01241-42035-4 US 1991
JIVE CD 293 A Tribe Called Quest Jazz (We've Got) ‎(CD, Single) Jive JIVE CD 293 UK 1991

Small Black
One of my favorite remix singles from the Golden Era. Obviously, "Jazz (We've Got)" and "Buggin' Out" are both outstanding cuts off the LP, but "Jazz (We've Got) (Re-Recording)" is just fantastic. It's more a sequel or companion piece to the original version, with completely new lyrics from Tip and the Phifer, a different, grainy-sounding, ringing beat that swings a bit, some sweet sampled keys and occasional horn flourishes. The whole thing is fly, and has a looser, more fun feeling than the original, which had a definitively sober and austere tilt to it. The mood of the piece is defined mostly by the keyboard's relaxed and smoothly nocturnal chord progression, and Q-Tip's confident refrain "Who got the jazz? We got the jazz!" I think this re-recorded version is the moment when the group hit their first peak in terms of confidence, and you can hear it.
In hindsight, and having learned more about Bob Power, I think Q-Tip, Muhammad and Bob Power must've been like crazy creative jazz nuts in the studio between "People's Instinctive Travels" and "The Low End Theory" — Bob was steeped in love of jazz from the '60s on, a classically trained player, and Q-Tip and Muhammad were buzzing with enthusiasm and had that crate-digging high you get when you can't stop finding and digging, feeling all the different emotions and vibes and wanting to stitch them into something new and meaningful. Seems like it was a perfect match, everyone on the same page, Bob Power having absorbed the late-'80s hip hop focus on the low end, beats, bass, and being able to easily get where Q-Tip and Muhammad were coming from with their youthful but deep jazz love. I wish Calliope Studios still existed, I'd love to stand in that space and think about how this all came to be over twenty years ago.

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