By Justin Lee

While Q-Tip choose to go the jiggy route on last year’s Amplified, the original five-footer from the now-defunct A Tribe Called Quest unleashes a debut that is nothing short of pure, untainted hip hop. Ventilation reveals Phife Diggy at his full-potential, as opposed to his more subdued performances back in the days of Tribe. With an all-star cast of producers including Jay Dee, Hi-Tek and Pete Rock, Ventilation fills in the void left by the ’98 demise of Tribe.

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