Arguably the best and one of the greatest hip-hop groups in history that was formed in New York during the Golden Age of hip-hop. The group, which consisted of MCs Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, and DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad, was well ahead of their time and used mixes of jazzand hip-hopin their music. They were a strong and vital part of the Native Tongues Posse. They are best known as pioneers of Alternative Hip-hop and have released an enormous amount of critically acclaimed singles such as the ever famous "Electric Relaxation", "Bonita Applebum", "Check the Rhime", and "Scenario". They are by far the greatest and freshest hip-hop group known.
"The jazz, the what? The jazz can move that
Cuz the Tribe originates that feelin' of pizzazz
It's the universal sound, best to brothers underground
In the one-six below, ya didn't have to go"
- Q-Tip's verse from "Jazz (We've got) of A Tribe Called Quest's second studio album "Low End Theory".
December 13, 2009