A Tribe Called Quest Biography

A Tribe Called Quest was an American hip hop group that was formed in 1985, and is composed of MC/producer Q-Tip, MC Phife Dawg aka Phife Diggy (Malik Taylor), and DJ/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad. A fourth member, rapper Jarobi White, left the group after their first album in 1991. He 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 Posse, and enjoyed the most commercial success out of all the groups to emerge from that collective. Many of their songs, such as "Bonita Applebum", "Can I Kick It?", "I Left My Wallet in El Segundo", "Scenario", "Check the Rhime", "Jazz (We've Got)", "Award Tour" and "Electric Relaxation" are regarded as classics by the hip hop community. The group released five albums between 1990 and 1998; it disbanded in 1998. In 2006, the group reunited and toured the US. The group is regarded as iconic pioneers of alternative hip hop music, having helped to pave the way for many innovative artists. John Bush of Allmusic called them "the most intelligent, artistic rap group during the 1990s," while the editors of About.com ranked them #4 on their list of the "25 Best Rap Groups of All Time." In 2005, A Tribe Called Quest received a Special Achievement Award at the Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. In 2007, the group was formally honored at the 4th VH1 Hip Hop Honors. Q-Tip has stated that their last performances as a group took place during Kanye West's 2013 The Yeezus Tour.

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A Tribe Called Quest announce 'final' live dates

A Tribe Called Quest announce 'final' live dates in New York with Kanye West

Hip-Hop group will play two shows at Madison Square Garden in November

  • Oct 17, 2013

A Tribe Called Quest members to appear on Q-Tip's solo album

Rapper reveals he will include the group on his next solo effort

  • Mar 20, 2013

TRIBAL GATHERING

The album would be their first since 1998...

  • Jul 4, 2003

THE QUEST IN FULL!

The collection will also contain rare and remixed tracks from the much-loved rap outfit...

  • Jun 6, 2003

QUEST MAN ON A JAZZ TIP

The former Tribe Called Quest man is leaving his hiphop roots behind on new album...

  • Jul 6, 2001

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The Love Movement

The Love Movement

Not so much an end as a new beginning, Q-Tip, Phife and Ali-Shaheed Muhammad's final album as a group does at least point to the continued survival of hip-hop as an artform....

  • Sep 1, 1998

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