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Written by: Robbie Ettelson
As he promised in the comments of the last post, Peter Divito from 2020Proof has come through in the clutch and laced me with one of the original takes of ‘Scenario’ featuring the whole Native Tongues crew.
* Since Divshare keeps failing, here’s a few other ways to check this track:
A Tribe Called Quest feat. De La Soul, Black Sheep & L.O.N.S. – ‘Scenario’ (Unreleased Version)
Turns out there’s another version according to DJ Johnny Juice:
“This is NOT the version I had. Pos’ verse was waaaay better. Brown’s verse was different too. Mase was on it as well as Baby Chris Lighty. And no one did “What’s the Scenario” for a hook. This version must have been done after I bounced.”
Here’s Juice’s back-story about the very first take if you missed it previously:
A Tribe Called Quest was doing ‘Scenario’. It was me, Dinco, Busta, Jarobi was there – everybody was in that motherfucker – Dres from Black Sheep was there, both of ’em, Chris Lighty, Mase and Pos from De La, all them motherfuckers rhymed on ‘Scenario’. Everybody rhymed on it but Q-Tip, and the best motherfucker on that shit was Posdnuos. He fuckin’ destroyed it, and he ain’t even like the beat! And after he finished rhyming, everybody went back and rewrote their rhymes!
We was at Unique Studio, that motherfucker finished rhyming, he came out and goes, ‘That shit was wack.’ That’s what Pos said. In the middle of his shit, everybody was like, ‘Damn, yo!’ That’s how nice that shit was. He made ’em turn off all the samples, ‘cos they had like 15 samples in there. They had an ‘Engine Number 9′ sample, that shit by Wilson Pickett, they had four or five samples on there that came on for different people, and Pos didn’t like none of ’em so he just rhymed to the drums, and that motherfucker destroyed it. That shit wasn’t even close.
I guess the search continues…..
A Tribe Called Quest feat. Kid Hood & L.O.N.S – ‘Scenario’ (Remix)
A Tribe Called Quest feat. L.O.N.S – ‘Scenario’ (Young Nation Remix)
‘Scenario’ (LP Version) video:
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