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Scenario is the third single from A Tribe Called Quest's second album, The Low End Theory. The song was recorded and mixed at Battery Studios, New York. It was primarily released as a 12" Single, Cassette Single, and as a CD Single in specific circumstances. The song features members of Leaders of the New School, specifically Charlie Brown, Dinco D, and Busta Rhymes. The song is considered the breakout member for Busta Rhymes, who was 19 years old at the time of the songs release.

The music video is presented in the form of being played on an interactive desktop. It also features appearances by Spike Lee, De La Soul, Brand Nubian, Fab 5 Freddy, and Redman.

The single also features a remix of the song, which featured the newcomer Kid Hood. 3 days after he recorded his verse, he was murdered.

Charts Edit

Charts (1992) Peak Position
U.S. Hot Rap Singles 6
U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 34
U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 42
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 57

Tracklisting Edit

No. Title Writers Length
1 Scenario (Edited LP) DavisHigginsJackson, MuhammadSmith, Taylor 4:10
2 Scenario (LP Instrumental) A Tribe Called Quest 4:10
3 Scenario (Edited Remix) Kid Hood, DavisHigginsJackson, MuhammadSmith, Taylor 5:15
4 Scenario (Remix Instrumental) A Tribe Called Quest 5:15
5 Butter (Edited) A Tribe Called Quest 3:39

Samples Edit

  • "Oblighetto" by Brother Jack McDuff
  • "Little Miss Lover" by Jimi Hendrix
  • "Soul Vibrations" and "Funky Granny" by Kool & the Gang [Appears only on remix]
  • "Ecstasy" by Ohio Players [Appears only on remix]
  • "Blind Alley" by The Emotions [Appears only on remix]
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