|Single by A Tribe Called Quest featuring Leaders of the New School|
|from the album The Low End Theory|
|Released||March 13, 1992|
|Songwriter(s)||Kamaal Fareed, Bryan Higgins, James Jackson, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Trevor Smith, Malik Taylor|
|Producer(s)||A Tribe Called Quest|
|A Tribe Called Quest singles chronology|
|Leaders of the New School singles chronology|
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"Scenario" is the third single from A Tribe Called Quest's second album The Low End Theory. The song features members of Leaders of the New School. Matt Cibula of PopMatters called the track hip hop's greatest 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.
A 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, The Love Movement (1998). The remix also features Leaders of the New School and newcomer Kid Hood, who was murdered three days after recording his verse. Blender magazine ranked the remix at number 216 in its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born".
- "Oblighetto" by Brother Jack McDuff
- "Little Miss Lover" by Jimi Hendrix
- "Soul Vibrations" and "Funky Granny" by Kool & the Gang [sample appears on remix only]
- "Ecstasy" by Ohio Players [sample appears on the remix only]
- "Blind Alley" by The Emotions [sample appears on the remix only]
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||57|
|U.S. Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales||34|
|U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks||42|
|U.S. Hot Rap Singles||6|
- Cibula, Matt. The Importance of Being Busta. PopMatters. Accessed December 29, 2008.
- Young, Kevin. Unwrapping the Message. Bookforum. Accessed November 16, 2010.
- "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.
- allmusic ((( The Low End Theory > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles ))). Allmusic. Accessed December 29, 2008.