21. MIDNIGHT MARAUDERS (1993)
Artist: A Tribe Called Quest
Production: Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Acclaim: The apex of ATCQ masters a mellow blend of their trademark jazz and hip-hop aesthetics for a live jam session feel.
Peak moment: Phife Dawg forces you to press pause with his clever innuendo on “Electric Relaxation” (“Let me hit it from the back, girl I won’t catch a hernia/Bust off on your couch, now you got Seaman’s Furniture”).