Maze feat. Frankie Beverly – “Twilight” – (1993)

This awesome instrumental track from 1993 sounds a lot like mid-1980s hip-hop to me. Maze was (or, I guess, still technically is) an R&B/Soul/Funk group from San Francisco. They formed in 1976. Their most recent studio album is 1993’s Back to Basics. And the final track on that album is this super slick, rockin’ instrumental hit. All right, it was never a hit – never even charted. But it did appear on a Gran Theft Auto video game. And I’ve seen a single release date of 1989 somewhere, but it didn’t appear on a studio album until 1993.