A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest



A Tribe Called Quest was an American hip-hop collective formed in 1985[2] and originally composed of MC and main producer Q-Tip,[3] MC Phife Dawg, DJ and co-producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad and MC Jarobi White, who left the group in 1991 after the release of their debut album. White continued to contribute to the band sporadically before rejoining for their 2006 reunion. Along with De La Soul, the group was a central part of the Native Tongues, and enjoyed the most commercial success out of all the groups to emerge from that collective. The group released six albums between 1990 and 2016. The band broke up in 1998 after releasing their fifth album. In 2006, the group reunited and toured the United States. In 2016, they released their sixth and final album, which was still incomplete when Phife Dawg died suddenly in March 2016, and was completed by the other members after his death.[4]

The group is regarded as a pioneer of alternative hip-hop music, having helped to pave the way for many innovative artists.[5] John Bush of AllMusic called them "the most intelligent, artistic rap group during the 1990s."[6] The Source gave the group's debut album a rating of five 'mics,' the first time the magazine gave out this rating.[7][8] In 2005, A Tribe Called Quest received a Special Achievement Award at the Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta.[9] In 2007, the group was formally honored at the 4th VH1 Hip-Hop Honors.



The Low End Theory
The Low End Theory is the second studio album by American hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, released on September 24, 1991, by Jive Records.
Midnight Marauders
Midnight Marauders is the third album by hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, released November 9, 1993 on Jive Records.
We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service
We Got It from Here...
People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm
People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm is the debut album by alternative hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, released on April 17, 1990 on Jive Records.

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Music Felt Kind of Powerless in 2017
  –  December 30, 2017
And finally, A Tribe Called Quest’s first and final album in 18 years, We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service, hit No. 1 the same week that the world ended and the fabric of our existence unraveled entirely into 2017. We were so unprepared for ...
Details of Roy Ayers London tickets
  –  December 29, 2017
Blige, Erykah Badu, 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, Tupac and Ice Cube, and has delivered a simply sublime body of work throughout his career. Find Roy Ayers London tickets from 11am on Friday 15th December.
The best TV shows coming to Netflix in 2018
  –  December 27, 2017
Showrunner Cheo Hadari Coker compared the new season to A Tribe Called Quest’s The Low End Theory – and if that isn’t reason for excitement, we don’t know what is. David Fincher’s dialogue-heavy, yet endlessly intriguing serial-killer drama ...
The Best New Dallas Bars of 2017
  –  December 27, 2017
Owners invested in a high-end sound system so guests can feel every crackle and pop from vintage and new records by everyone from Wilson Pickett to A Tribe Called Quest. The laid-back midcentury modern decor makes the place feel endlessly welcoming ...
Record Bin: How Eric B. & Rakim laid the foundations of hip-hop’s future on “Paid in Full”
  –  December 23, 2017
What was seen as fringe at best became a global musical phenomenon, with artists like Ultramagnetic MCs, A Tribe Called Quest and Run-D.M.C. becoming heralds of a new musical frontier. The stories being told were raw and unvarnished, a truth conveyed ...
Murs Opens Up About Personal Struggles In "Melancholy" Video
  –  December 22, 2017
Rocking A Tribe Called Quest sweatshirt, Murs — underground Hip Hop vet (and host of DX’s The Breakdown) — has delivered a new video for “Melancholy,” a song taken from his forthcoming album, A Strange Journey Into The Unimaginable.
Turning silence on police shootings into poetry
  –  December 21, 2017
And so I can’t help that they sort of spill out onto the page as I’m writing. I think that there’s no better hip-hop group than A Tribe Called Quest. Always liked Wu-Tang. There are poems where I sample Kendrick Lamar. So, for instance, he’s got a ...
The 10 best rap albums of 2017
  –  December 21, 2017
After a 2016 slate that included inspired albums by Chance the Rapper, Kanye West, A Tribe Called Quest, and more, hip-hop seemed destined for a quiet year in 2017. Instead, A-listers from Drake and Future to Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar dominated the charts ...
A Honest Conversation On The Year In Music With Apple Music’s Ebro Darden
  –  December 20, 2017
Such a hard album. READ Syd, A Tribe Called Quest & Mary J. Blige Were Just A Few Artists Snubbed For 2018 Grammys Nominations List To some, an entertaining moment that happened this year was the unexpected back and forth between Mase and Cam’ron.
Watch Busta Rhymes Remix ‘Mans Not Hot’ With His Own Pitch-Perfect Rendition At A London Club
  –  December 20, 2017
For instance, the hip-hop legend is one of the genre’s remix kings, from his breakout performance on A Tribe Called Quest’s “Scenario” to the show-stealing, tongue-twisting verse on Chris Brown’s “Look At Me Now.” There isn’t much that the ...
2018 Grammy nominations debate: On Jay-Z’s rise and A Tribe Called Quest’s shocking fall [WATCH]
  –  December 2, 2017
“I was surprised by how well Jay-Z did,” says Gold Derby contributor Cordell Martin about the 2018 Grammy nominations, which were announced on Tuesday, November 28. “Going in I thought it was going to be Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, and Bruno Mars ...
Q-Tip Slams Grammys for A Tribe Called Quest Snub
  –  November 28, 2017
Q-Tip has taken to Instagram to rant about A Tribe Called Quest’s Grammy snub, referencing the 2017 ceremony at which the hip-hop collective delivered a powerful performance. “I’m sick of y’all f—ing Grammy n—as, man,” said Q-Tip. “You got ...

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