The listener is guided through the program by a robotic voiced woman played by Laurel Dann. As this voice tells the listener at the end of "Award Tour", the meaning of the album's title derives from a figure that "seven times out of ten, we listen to our music at night", hence the "Midnight", and that the word maraud means to loot, and A Tribe Called Quest are "maraud[ing] for ears".
The only video for this album that is fully displayed in full color is "Oh My God". The song "Electric Relaxation" was used during the opening theme for the WB sitcom Wayans Bros.. The original version of "The Chase Part Two", called "The Chase" uses the same beat, but instead has one verse by Consequence in it.
|1||"Midnight Marauders Tour Guide"||Davis, J./Muhammad, A./Taylor, M.||*Interlude*||0:45|
|2||"Steve Biko (Stir It Up)"||Davis, J./Muhammad, A./Taylor, M.||
|3||"Award Tour"||Davis, J./Muhammad, A./Taylor, M.||
|4||"8 Million Stories"||Davis, J./Muhammad, A./Taylor, M./Anslem, S.||Phife Dawg||4:30|
|5||"Sucka Nigga"||Davis, J./Muhammad, A./Taylor, M./Hubbard, H.||Q-Tip||4:05|
|6||"Midnight"||Davis, J./Muhammad, A./Taylor, M.||
|7||"We Can Get Down"||Davis, J./Muhammad, A./Taylor, M.||
|8||"Electric Relaxation"||Davis, J./Muhammad, A./Taylor, M.||
|9||"Clap Your Hands"||Davis, J./Muhammad, A./Taylor, M./James, B./Norcentelli/Porter/Neville/Modeliste||
|10||"Oh My God"||Davis, J./Muhammad, A./Taylor, M.||
|11||"Keep It Rollin'"||Davis, J./Muhammad, A./Taylor, M./Mitchell, W.||Verse one:Phife Dawg ||
|12||"The Chase, Prt II"||Davis, J./Muhammad, A./Taylor, M./Arrington, S./Godsey, V./Hankerson, B.||
|13||"Lyrics to Go"||Davis, J./Muhammad, A./Taylor, M.||
|14||"God Lives Through"||Davis, J./Muhammad, A./Taylor, M.||
|15||"Hot Sex" (European bonus track)||Davis, J./Muhammad, A./Taylor, M.||
|Ego Trip||USA||Hip Hop's 25 Greatest Albums by Year 1980-98||1999||#2|
|Exclaim!||Canada||100 Records that Rocked 100 Issues||2000||*|
|Pitchfork||USA||Top 100 Favorite Records of the 1990s||2003||#75|
|The Source||USA||The Source 100 best Hip-Hop Albums of All Time||1998||*|
|The Guardian||UK||100 Albums that Don't Appear in All Other Top 100 Album Lists||1999||#98|
|The New Nation||UK||Top 100 Albums by Black Artists||#11|
|OOR Moordlijst||Netherlands||10 The 100 Best Albums of 1991-1995||1995||#31|
|Spex||Germany||1001 The 100 Albums of the Century||1999||#19|
(* ) designates lists which are unordered.
Widely respected and admired for their success and artistry throughout the hip-hop scene, and preternaturally inclined to accept this adulation with grace and humility, the group elected to summon fellow hip-hoppers whose work as artists and actions as human beings they respected, and photographed headshots of each for arrangement on the album's cover and liner-notes insert. And like The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, it serves as a time capsule of the era; a who's who of hip hop circa 1993.
According to ego trip's Book of Rap Lists, there are a reported 71 different hip hop luminaries and radio DJ's who adorned Midnight Marauders. The cover was issued in three different color schemes- red, black, & green (with black being the rarest). The book goes into detail as to which artists were on which particular album cover using a number scheme to easily identify each artist. The complete list of artists are as follows: