A Tribe Called Quest

American hip hop group

A Tribe Called Quest was an alternative hip hop group that started in 1985. They are perhaps most famous for their song "Can I Kick It?". The members are MC/producer Q-Tip, MC Phife Dawg aka Phife Diggy (Malik Taylor), and DJ/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Jarobi White was a member until 1991. They have released six albums.


In 1985, A Tribe Called Quest started. They were signed to Jive Records in 1989. In 1990, their first album People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm was released. In 1991, the group's second album The Low End Theory was released, and is one of the best hip-hop albums of all-time. Midnight Marauders was released in 1993. It reached number eight in the American album chart. In 1996, Beats, Rhymes and Life was released. It reached number one in the American album chart. Rolling Stone magazine gave it a score of 4 out of 5 stars.[1] In 1998, The Love Movement was released and the group broke up after. It reached number three in the American album chart. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 1999. In 2016, they returned to make their sixth and last album We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service.


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  1. Hardy, Ernest; Hardy, Ernest (8 August 1996). "Beats, Rhymes and Life".