Scenario" is the third single from A Tribe Called Quest's second album . The song features members of The Low End Theory Leaders of the New School. Matt Cibula of called the track hip hop's greatest PopMatters posse cut. The song is commonly considered a breakout moment for Leaders of the New School member  Busta Rhymes, who was 19 when this song was released.
The song opens with the chorus, followed by verses from
Phife Dawg, Charlie Brown, Dinco D and Q-Tip who hands the mic off to Busta Rhymes. 
The music video, directed by Jim Swaffield, plays on an interactive desktop, and features
cameo appearances by Spike Lee, De La Soul, Brand Nubian, Fab 5 Freddy and Redman.
included the song on its list of the All-TIME 100 Songs. Time
remixed version of "Scenario" appeared on the B-side of the 12" single and cassette single as well as the limited edition release of the group's later album, (1998). The remix also features Leaders of the New School and newcomer Kid Hood, who was murdered three days after recording his verse. The Love Movement magazine ranked the remix at number 216 in its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born". Blender
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References [ edit ]
^ Cibula, Matt.
The Importance of Being Busta. PopMatters. Accessed December 29, 2008.
^ Young, Kevin.
Unwrapping the Message. Bookforum. Accessed November 16, 2010.
^ Connor, Martin.
Tribe Called Quest – Scenario. Rap Analysis. Accessed August 13, 2018.
25 Best Guest Verses In Hip Hop History | #3 Busta Rhymes – Scenario. 25 Best Guest Verses In Hip Hop History. Accessed May 15th, 2019.
"All-Time 100 Songs". Entertainment.Time.com. Time Inc. Retrieved . 2017-10-06
"The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born: 201-250". Blender. October 2005. Archived from the original on March 22, 2009 . Retrieved . December 29, 2008 CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown ( link)
allmusic ((( The Low End Theory > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles ))). Allmusic. Accessed December 29, 2008.
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