"Brothers front, they say the Tribe can't flow But we've been known to do the impossible like Broadway Joe"
Queens, New York natives Q-Tip , Phife Dawg , and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of Brooklyn, formed A Tribe Called Quest in 1985. The group is one of hip-hop’s most legendary, beloved and revered groups of all time. Easily recognized for their unique approach to rap music by employing jazz infused soundscapes to Afro centric rhymes, ATCQ was largely responsible for the popularity of a new genre that dominated the East Coast sound of the early 1990s.
"People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm" is a tribe called quest’s debut studio album. It was released on April 10, 1990, and has since become a landmark in the history of hip-hop music. The album's sound is characterized by its innovative fusion of jazz, funk, and soul samples with clever and thought-provoking rhymes. A Tribe Called Quest, comprised of Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, brought a refreshing and unique style to the genre, setting them apart from many of their contemporaries at the time.
Hey Bonita, glad to meet ya For the kind of stunning newness, I must have foreseen ya Hey, being with you is a top priority Ain't no need to question the authority Chairman of the board, the chief of affections You got mine's to swing in your direction Hey, you're like a hip hop song, you know? Bonita Applebum, you gotta put me on- Q-tip
The Low End Theory is the second album released on September 24, 1991, and is considered to be one of the most influential and critically acclaimed albums in the history of hip-hop. The album is characterized by its unique and innovative fusion of jazz-infused beats, smooth flows, conscious lyrics, and socially aware themes. A Tribe Called Quest, comprised of Q-Tip (Jonathan Davis), Phife Dawg (Malik Taylor), and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, pushed the boundaries of hip-hop at the time, introducing a more sophisticated and musically intricate approach to the genre.
Back in the days on the boulevard of Linden, We used to kick routines and presence was fittin'. It was I the abstract / And me the five footer/ I kicks the mad style so step off the frankfurter.- Back in the days on the boulevard of Linden, We used to kick routines and presence was fittin'. It was I the abstract / And me the five footer/ I kicks the mad style so step off the frankfurter.
Midnight Marauders, released in 1993, is the third studio album by A Tribe Called Quest. As one of the most influential and critically acclaimed albums of the golden era of hip-hop, it solidified the group's status as pioneers of the genre and left a lasting impact on the music industry.
Midnight Marauders is more than just a collection of songs; it's an exploration of the group's artistic prowess and their ability to communicate relevant messages through their music. The album's sophisticated yet accessible style earned it widespread acclaim from both fans and critics, solidifying its place as a timeless masterpiece in hip-hop history. To this day, it remains a must-listen for anyone looking to experience the essence of '90s hip-hop and the brilliance of A Tribe Called Quest.
People give your ears so I be sublime It's enjoyable to know you and your concubines Niggas, take off your coats, ladies act like gems Sit down, Indian style, as we recite these hymns- Q-tip
"Best Rhymes and Life" is a mesmerizing and timeless album , released in 1996, the album effortlessly blends smooth, jazzy beats with thought-provoking lyricism, showcasing the group's unparalleled creativity and musical prowess. From the infectious hooks to the thoughtfully crafted verses, each song on "Beats Rhymes and Life" is a masterclass in storytelling and flows, leaving a lasting impact on listeners. The album's influence has resonated far beyond its release, inspiring future generations of hip-hop artists and cementing A Tribe Called Quest's legacy as one of the genre's most influential and revered acts.
Hiphop... a way of life It doesn't tell you how to raise a child or treat a wife I verbalize over...rhyme friendly That puts a listener in a frenzy, so pop me in your Benzi You dig it?- Q-tip
"The Love Movement" is the fifth studio album by the influential American hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Released in 1998, the album serves as the group's final studio effort before they temporarily disbanded. The album is known for its smooth, jazzy, and soulful production, characteristic of A Tribe Called Quest's signature sound
Boom batta, watch your teeth shatter All that shit you pop in your jams, it won't matter Bust your whole grill, now watch that joint shatter I'm the Captain of the ship, FUCK a William Shatner- Phife
"We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service" is the sixth and final studio album by the legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest. It was released on November 11, 2016, almost 18 years after their previous studio album, "The Love Movement," making it a highly anticipated and significant release for both fans and the music industry.
The album holds immense cultural and emotional importance as it marks the group's first release following the passing of their founding member, Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor, who died in March 2016 due to complications from diabetes. This album became a tribute to Phife Dawg and his lasting influence on the group's legacy.
Time to go left and not right Gotta get it together forever Gotta get it together for brothers Gotta get it together for sisters For mothers and fathers and dead niggas For non-conformers, won't hear the quitters For Tyson types and Che figures- Phife