A Tribe Called Quest (Band)

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A Tribe Called Quest
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Group Members Q-Tip
Phife Dawg
Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Jarobi White
Music Genre (Text) Hip hop
jazz rap
alternative hip hop
Music Genre Rap
Origin St. Albans, Queens, New York United States
Year(s) Active 1985–1998
Record Label Jive
Official Websites atribecalledquest.com
Associated Acts Raphael Saadiq
De La Soul
Mint Condition
Jungle Brothers
Black Sheep
J Dilla
Beastie Boys
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The Pharcyde
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A Tribe Called Quest was an American hip hop group that was formed in 1985, and was 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. The group released five albums between 1990 and 1998 and disbanded in 1998. In 2006, the group reunited and toured the US. The group is regarded as pioneers of alternative hip hop music, having helped to pave the way for many innovative artists.

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