A member of legendary hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, Phife Dawg died in 2016, but left an interesting solo work too. His 1999 EP "Bend Ova / Thought u wuz nice" was produced by J. Dilla (also a hip hop icon, gone 10 years before Phife) and contains pearls such as this track.
Although the flow of Phife is greatly appreciated, I chose the instrumental version of "Thought u wuz nice" because it's really so smooth and just perfect to be played in a cool place in need for a fancy touch; or vice-versa.
The jazzy guitar over the hip hop beat sets the proper vibe for an art gallery located in the ghetto streets; or for you to just study, work, chill alone or with your favorite person.
By all means, it's also a great song to remember - or get to know, if you didn't - the work of two amazing artists who made some of the most interesting jazzrap songs ever. We really thought they were nice. They deserve to be appreciated and always remembered.
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About the curator: Ana Clara Ribeiro
Music, art and entertainment have always played a big role in the life of Ana Clara Ribeiro. She grew up in Gurupi (an inland city in Tocantins, the youngest State of Brazil), listening to all kinds of music, reading, writing, watching stuff and connecting them to her personal beliefs and other ideas she read about.
As she became a lawyer and a writer, all the topics to which she is constantly exposed continued to give her insights about life, people and the universe, through the lenses of art.
Nowadays, when she isn’t analyzing lawsuits or producing content about Law, Marketing, Business or Music, she is certainly doing something related to her various personal and professional projects, always to the sound of a playlist as eclectic as her life.