Tribe Called Quest, A - Midnight Lyrics




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  1. Kory Green

    "As for me, I'm a nocturnal animal. God concentrates on a young black man who makes a nigga speaker shake."

    Q-Tip was able to put words together poetically and simply without all those "riggedy rappity rap" dense rhyme patterns and still be captivating and quotable. He rode the beat effortlessly, with a whole lot of soul, interchanging between joy, rage and melancholy. His voice was syrupy smooth and his content was meditative, poignant and hopeful, exhorting pro-black consciousness and painting pictures of hip hop bliss from a young urban kid's perspective. Q-Tip represented the Generation X black man in his quarter life crisis of awareness and duty to his community. Man, what the fuck? Yo, I'm high as fuck right now. I just lost my train of thought.

  2. Calmos & Berzingue a.k.a ALVA

    The vibe on the instrumental is so so deep, love them sampled chords

  3. Mad Swami

    [Q-Tip:]
    The night is my mind
    The sun'll still shine
    But the night is on my mind
    So parlay while I drop this rhyme

    See, Jake be gettin illy when the sun get dark
    They be comin out the heads, but shit don't let me start
    Their activities are plenty in nighttime(nighttime)
    For the ghetto child, it seems to be the right time
    See, kids be gettin stuck with jewels and fly gimmicks
    Shorty see the action and then start to mimic
    Runnin to the corner, the dice game is blazin
    Lookin at the loot, it seems so amazin
    Puts it short down, to be exact would bound
    He shakes the stones in his hand, then he lets it down(uh!)
    Scam money don't make none
    He threw a trip on the ace, now he's out son
    Hits the local bodega to woof down a hero
    Son is on a 'Midnight Run' like De Niro
    Spots the shorty rock standin on his block
    The thieves be handlin in the pumps,so he asked it it's not
    Conversation that he kicked to the shorty was a sly one
    Increased intensity, his dance sure was a fly one
    Took her to the crib there she ran her gibs
    About mind upliftment and bein positive
    He yawned and he sighed til 1:05
    Then he finally realized that hunny wasn't live
    At least he didn't plan on buildin for the evenin'
    Threw the Fila on the dome and said 'Come on yo, we leavin'
    Came out on the scene as he told her to beep him
    Saw his man Sam with the blunt in his hand
    (Aww Shhh...!!!)You know the transaction
    Brothas gettin lost in the weed satisfaction
    Comin down the block man loud as (fuck)
    You would swear Redman was inside the trunk
    As the night seemed darker, cops is on a hunt
    They interrupt ya cipher, and crush ya blunt
    See you left your work at home, so they pat you down for nuthin
    Why in the hell does 10-4 keep frontin?
    You push to the park, even though it's still dark
    The kid is nice on the hoop, he said 'I'll spot ya troop'

    The night is on my mind
    The sun'll still shine
    But now the night is on my mind, the night is on the mind
    The night is on your mind
    A yo, the sun'll still shine
    But now the night is on the mind
    As for me...

    I'm a nocturnal animal, God concentrates
    On a young black man, who makes the niggaz speak a shake
    The nighttime is busy, it's word to Aunt Kizzy
    It's the time we get down, yo son, you know the sound
    The flavas on the top with the rugged beat to back it
    The night makes the aura and the J can't hack it
    The way the moon dangles in the midnight sky
    And the stars dance around, a yo, I think it's fly
    Intensity, most rappers don't see it
    Spirit wise, musically, you gotta be it
    Serenity and sirens of the sounds and emotions
    In the concrete jungle and the sun don't bungle
    I think it's hard to find the words on how I feel
    I paid about a deuce twenty for the Ampex steel
    But let me slow down, I think I ran my gibs enough
    Peace out to the Nation, stay rugged and rough

    The night is on my mind, the sun'll still shine
    The night is on my mind, the night is on my mind
    The night is on my mind, yeah, the sun'll still shine
    But now, uh huh, the night is on my mind
    The night is on your mind, you know the sun'll still shine
    But now the night is on the mind, yeah, the night is on my mind
    The night is on the mind, a yo, the sun'll still shine
    But now the night is on the mind, yeah, the night is on the mind
    The night is on the mind, a yo, the sun'll still shine

  4. yeshuasaves13

    This whole album was dope but this is my favorite track.

  5. calamityjaames

    Boom boom bap!!

  6. Ole Jakob Aune

    You know the transaction, brothers gettin' lost in the weed satisfaction...

  7. Shawn Steed

    Since the age of 14 I only listen to this song at night, this song sounds it's best at night😎

  8. Austin Edwards

    ATCQ Forever Phife rest in beats your music will always lives on forever my brotha word up🔥🔥🔥🙏🙏🙏🎤🎹🎵💯💯💯💯💯🎧😇❤

  9. D Spain

    This beat is hard, gritty, and legendary!!

    Steven Lyons

    donye Spain that’s what I’m sayn

    Chris Rogers

    Agreed.

  10. Adrienne Woodfork

    Legends of the Rap game right here !🔥✊🏾🎼🎼🎼☝🏾

  11. Crypt0nym0us Sec

    "Midnight" - They were COMPLETELY BRILLIANT to include this song in the album. 4D chess. Incredible foresight. Here's why: Our always-attracting Ms. Dunn makes it somewhat murkily clear to us that this album is best-primed for nighttime play.

    However, the main message of this track is evident in it's simple heavily repeated lyrics:

    "The night is on my mind/
    though the sun is still shinin' "

    This is a master's craft, as it makes this album listenable to in the day, although a bit more painfully, as we long for the sweet release of the night. What a dark, ominous beat.

    Ends with a powerful, shocking, haunting, soul-destroying statistic from Ms. Dunn about AIDS in minority communities. Being set to overly-basic gentle elevator music, with such a dark message on a serious topic, and that little distortion on the decrescendo outro... HOLY GOD. Masterful.

    Rating: 10+/10

  12. Vaisin

    This is a great great track!! I have a question, what does exactly Raphael Saadiq do on this song??

    Leon Sturdivant

    He played Bass.

  13. tuda kay

    ITS MIDNIGHT AGAIN TRIBUTE https://youtu.be/KKsXhiydtmI

  14. Aion Zurvan

    Pure poetry

  15. That Guy

    Most underrated Tribe song of all their songs. True Classic!!

  16. x_ItzKillerx

    R
    RI
    RIP
    RIP P
    *really, you thought. but really, rip phife. -.-*

  17. Keith Witcher

    A Tribe Called Quest's Midnight song is good. Redman sampled Midnight on Funkorama song on Erick Sermon's Insomnia compilation album. QTip is in Redman's Funkorama music video. A Tribe Called Quest's Midnight Marauders album is a classic. I like the album pictures. RIP Phife Dawg. I love A Tribe Called Quest.

  18. Kaetrius Bradley

    Rip five footer!!

  19. Yannick Simok

    Damnnnnn Qtip ! 2 lines are amazing on that song ....'' So parlay while I drop this Rhyme " and " the flavas on the top and the rugged beat to back it " Yikkkkessss!

  20. Jepsenqt

    The night is on my mind
    The sun'll still shine
    But the night is on my mind
    So parlay while I drop this rhyme
    See, Jake be gettin illy when the sun get dark
    He be coming out for heads but shit don't let me start
    There's activities a-plenty in the nighttime
    For the ghetto child it seem to be the right time
    See, kids be getting stuck with jewels and fly gimmicks
    Shorty see the action and then start to mimic
    Running to the corner, the dice game is blazing
    Looking at the loot, it seems so amazing
    Puts the short down, to be exact one pound
    He shakes the stones in his hand, then he lets it down
    Scared money don't make none
    He threw a trick on the ace now he's out son
    Hits the local bodega to wolf down a gyro
    Son is on a midnight run like De Niro
    Spots a shorty rock standing on his block
    The fiends be hounding him to pump so he asked it it's not
    Conversation that he kicked to the shorty was a sly one
    Increased intensity, cause damn she was a fly one
    Took her to the crib there she ran her jibs
    About mind upliftment and being positive
    He yawned and he sighed til 1:05
    Then he finally realized that honey wasn't live
    At least he didn't plan on building for the evening
    Threw the Fila on the dome and said 'Come on yo, we leaving'
    Came out on the scene as he told her to beep him
    Saw his man Stan with the blunt in his hand
    (Ah sh...) You know the transaction
    Brothers gettin lost in the weed satisfaction
    Coming down the block man loud as (fuck)
    You would swear Redman was inside the truck
    As the night seemed darker, cops is on a hunt
    They interrupt your cipher, and crush your blunt
    See you left your work at home so they pat you down for nothing
    Why in the hell does 10-4 keep fronting
    You push to the park even though it's still dark
    The kid is nice on the hoop, he said 'I'll spot you troop'
    The night is on my mind
    The sun'll still shine
    But now the night is on my mind
    The night is on your mind
    Ayo the sun'll still shine
    But now the night is on my mind
    As for me I'm a nocturnal animal, God concentrates
    On a young black man who makes the niggas speakers shake
    The nighttime is busy, it's word to Aunt Kizzy
    It's the time we get down, yo son, you know the sound
    The flavas on the top with the rugged beat to back it
    The night makes the aura and the Jake can't hack it
    The way the moon dangles in the midnight sky
    And the stars dance around, a-yo I think it's fly
    Intensity, most rappers don't see it
    Spirit wise, musically, you gotta be it
    Serenity and silence of the sounds and emotions
    In the concrete jungle and the sun don't bungle
    I think it's hard to find the words on how I feel
    I paid about a deuce twenty for the Ampex steel
    But let me slow down, I think I ran my jibs enough
    Peace out to the Nation, stay rugged and rough
    The night is on my mind
    The sun'll still shine
    The night is on my mind
    The night is on my mind
    The sun'll still shine
    But now the night is on my mind

  21. Will B. Smooth - formerly KardiFan2000

    Raphael Saadiq played bass on this track. So dope.

  22. Christopher Wallace

    25 YEARS!🔥👏🏾

  23. Lord Lelouch

    Love this song and i intro music from frustrated game reviewer

    Scorpio&Sebek Universe

    Lol thanks for the shout out

  24. John doe

    But now the night is on the mind . .

  25. 1997DizzyBoy

    Kaytra did this song wonders

    Havilah Driver

    1997DizzyBoy Kaytranada did a remix ?!?!

  26. Cosmic Moor

    Music from an era far gone.Here is to the REAL HIP R.I.P Phife Dawg Peace 2 Q-Tip Pillars of 90s Hip Hop.

  27. Charlie W

    Tip's a BEAST!!

  28. buggzo

    Sam Presti.

  29. q the music

    dID yOU kNOw ThAt thE rATe oF AidS iN blAck aNd hisPanIc cOMMunitiEs iS groWIng aT an ALarmiNg rAte?

  30. Jaywu_chakra

    I used to bang this in my 1st ride all the time. Good Time!!!

  31. Anthony Perez

    A great album doesn't always need 20 songs

  32. Matthew Peterkin

    the best music in life of history also the greatest album ever never forget about you prife dawg rest in peace

  33. Micah Morris

    The night is on my mind
    The sun'll still shine
    But the night is on my mind
    So parlay while I drop this rhyme
    See, Jake be gettin illy when the sun get dark
    He be coming out for heads but shit don't let me start
    There's activities a-plenty in the nighttime
    For the ghetto child it seem to be the right time
    See, kids be getting stuck with jewels and fly gimmicks
    Shorty see the action and then start to mimic
    Running to the corner, the dice game is blazing
    Looking at the loot, it seems so amazing
    Puts the short down, to be exact one pound
    He shakes the stones in his hand, then he lets it down
    Scared money don't make none
    He threw a trick on the ace now he's out son
    Hits the local bodega to wolf down a gyro
    Son is on a midnight run like De Niro
    Spots a shorty rock standing on his block
    The fiends be hounding him to pump so he asked it it's not
    Conversation that he kicked to the shorty was a sly one
    Increased intensity, cause damn she was a fly one
    Took her to the crib there she ran her jibs
    About mind upliftment and being positive
    He yawned and he sighed til 1:05
    Then he finally realized that honey wasn't live
    At least he didn't plan on building for the evening
    Threw the Fila on the dome and said 'Come on yo, we leaving'
    Came out on the scene as he told her to beep him
    Saw his man Stan with the blunt in his hand
    (Ah sh...) You know the transaction
    Brothers gettin lost in the weed satisfaction
    Coming down the block man loud as (fuck)
    You would swear Redman was inside the truck
    As the night seemed darker, cops is on a hunt
    They interrupt your cipher, and crush your blunt
    See you left your work at home so they pat you down for nothing
    Why in the hell does 10-4 keep fronting
    You push to the park even though it's still dark
    The kid is nice on the hoop, he said 'I'll spot you troop'

    The night is on my mind
    The sun'll still shine
    The night is on my mind
    The night is on my mind
    The sun'll still shine
    But now the night is on my mind

    The night is on my mind
    The sun'll still shine
    But now the night is on my mind
    The night is on your mind
    Ayo the sun'll still shine
    But now the night is on my mind

    As for me I'm a nocturnal animal, God concentrates
    On a young black man who makes the niggas speakers shake
    The nighttime is busy, it's word to Aunt Kizzy
    It's the time we get down, yo son, you know the sound
    The flavas on the top with the rugged beat to back it
    The night makes the aura and the Jake can't hack it
    The way the moon dangles in the midnight sky
    And the stars dance around, a-yo I think it's fly
    Intensity, most rappers don't see it
    Spirit wise, musically, you gotta be it
    Serenity and silence of the sounds and emotions
    In the concrete jungle and the sun don't bungle
    I think it's hard to find the words on how I feel
    I paid about a deuce twenty for the Ampex steel
    But let me slow down, I think I ran my jibs enough
    Peace out to the Nation, stay rugged and rough

    The night is on my mind
    The sun'll still shine
    The night is on my mind
    The night is on my mind
    The sun'll still shine
    But now the night is on my mind

    Songwriters: Kamaal Fareed / Ali Muhammad / Malik Taylor
    Midnight lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

    Dennis Sologaistoa

    Hell yeah, this is my favorite song...
    "Tribe 4 Life"
    peace...

  34. Anthony Tyson

    The night is on my mind again.

  35. Genetically Superior

    R.I.P. Phife Dawg

  36. gonza makemezommeataballz

    i aint like those kids fyi

  37. gonza makemezommeataballz

    this sounds dope

    Loyal Philly fan

    gonza makemezommeataballz it’s dope asf

  38. Funk Dr. Spock

    when phife died part of my early childhood died with him; here's to one of the most legendary rappers in the game, R.I.P PHIFE DAWG GOD BLESS YOU

  39. Muscle Man

    tribe keeps me sane on the way to work

    Vladimir Putin

    Trigger Happy Hahaha I like that

    Havilah Driver

    Me too!

    Evelio DLeon

    Havilah Driver me three!!

    D Spain

    Muscle Man, i know right!

    D Spain

    ...im listening to this before i go to work.

  40. Dennis Sologaistoa

    I love this fucken beat

  41. Aaron Wilson

    still my favorite album. "that ne0-ni**ga from the 90's" But for real, Malik, had 10 feet of wisdom in that 5 feet.

  42. Unicron 8

    Still howlin @ half moons

  43. Miranda Stenhouse

    R.I.P Phife Dawg

  44. flavors beats

    REST IN PEACE PHIFE

  45. skeecher47

    One of my favorite albums of all time r.i.p phife !! the brother had gas

  46. shooner323

    RIP phife!!!!

  47. sean24833

    boom bap