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A Tribe Called Quest were an American hip-hop trio that was formed in 1985, and was composed of MC and producer Q-Tip, MC Phife Dawg and DJ and 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 United States.

The group is regarded as 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 number four 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.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm A Tribe Called Quest 4.5 8
1991 The Low End Theory A Tribe Called Quest 4.2 8
1993 Midnight Marauders A Tribe Called Quest 4.65 11
1996 Beats, Rhymes and Life A Tribe Called Quest 4 8
1998 The Love Movement A Tribe Called Quest 4 5

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1999 The Anthology A Tribe Called Quest 2
2003 Hits, Rarities & Remixes A Tribe Called Quest 2
2006 The Lost Tribes A Tribe Called Quest 1
2008 The Best of A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest 2
2009 The Collection A Tribe Called Quest 1

Album + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1990 People’s Instinctive Remixes A Tribe Called Quest 1
1992 Revised Quest for the Seasoned Traveller A Tribe Called Quest 3

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 I Left My Wallet in El Segundo A Tribe Called Quest 2
1990 Bonita Applebum / Mr. Muhammad A Tribe Called Quest 1
1990 Can I Kick It? A Tribe Called Quest 4
1991 Check the Rhime A Tribe Called Quest 1
1991 Luck of Lucien / Butter A Tribe Called Quest 1
1992 Scenario A Tribe Called Quest 1
1992 Hot Sex A Tribe Called Quest 1
1993 Award Tour A Tribe Called Quest 2
1993 Oh My God A Tribe Called Quest 3
1994 Electric Relaxation (Relax Yourself Girl) A Tribe Called Quest 2
1996 Stressed Out A Tribe Called Quest 2
1996 1nce Again A Tribe Called Quest 5
1998 Find a Way A Tribe Called Quest 3
2003 I C U (Doin’ It) A Tribe Called Quest feat. Erykah Badu 1
2004 Jazz (We’ve Got) A Tribe Called Quest 1
2013 1nce Again (Bit Funk remix) A Tribe Called Quest 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Rumble in the Jungle Fugees feat. A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes & Forte 1

EP

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 The Jam EP A Tribe Called Quest 1

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