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The second studio album ever released by the American hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest is called The Low End Theory. Released on September 24, 1991, the album was a critical and commercial success and is considered one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time.
The album is considered a departure in style from the group’s first studio album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. The tracks on Tribe’s second album were of a more minimalist style with drums, bass, and lyrics, with some describing the album as low on the treble with a more jazzy feel.
The Low End Theory topped out at 45 place on the Billboard 200 in 1991, and reached 13 on the Billboard U.S. R&B/Hip-Hop Albums that same year. The album was certified platinum in 1995 by the RIAA after having sold 1,000,000 copies.
The album’s track listings are as follows: