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Litro & The Heavy Sound Present
The Cook Up!
The Low End Theory Album 30th Anniversary Celebration:
A Tribe Called Quest Tribute
Sounds by De La Soul's DJ Maseo,
DJ Spinna & Kool DJ Red Alert

Friday, December 3, 2021
Doors: 6:00pm / Show: 6:00pm

Per New York City’s new guidance, beginning August 13 Sony Hall will be requiring all guests, staff & musicians to have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine to enter.

Proof of vaccination may include your physical CDC card, photo of your CDC card, NYC Covid Safe App, or the NYS Excelsior Pass. Children under 12 – who cannot be vaccinated – must wear masks.

In addition to the vaccination policy, New York City continues to encourage masks for all indoor gatherings, except while you are actively eating and drinking.

General Admission – Standing Room
• $25 Advance / $35 Day of Show
• Limited Seating Available First Come, First Served

VIP Side Wing Seating
• $50 Advance/ $60 Day of Show
• Includes Guaranteed Seating in Designated Section

• Full Dinner Menu Available
• All Ages

The Low End Theory Album History:
The Low End Theory is the second studio album by American hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, released on September 24, 1991, by Jive Records.

Recording sessions for the album were held mostly at Battery Studios in New York City, from 1990 to 1991.

Lyrically, the album features social commentary, word play, humor, and interplay between group members DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Q-Tip and Phife Dawg.

Supported by the lead single “Check the Rhime”, The Low End Theory debuted at number 45 on the Billboard 200 chart.

However, the release of two additional singles, “Jazz (We’ve Got)” and “Scenario”, brought further attention and popularity to the group.

On February 19, 1992, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), with shipments of 500,000 copies in the United States, and on February 1, 1995, it was certified platinum by the RIAA, with shipments of one million copies.

In the years since its release, The Low End Theory has garnered recognition from music critics and writers as a milestone in alternative hip-hop.

The album is regarded as Phife Dawg’s breakout and is credited for helping launch rapper Busta Rhymes’s successful solo career.

The album’s influence on artists in hip-hop, R&B and other genres has been attributed to the group’s lyricism and production, which bridged the gap between jazz and hip-hop.

The album is widely regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time, appearing on many best album lists by music critics and writers, including on Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums of the ’90s at number 36.