A Tribe Called Quest was an American hip hop group that was created in St. Albans, Queens, New York, in the year 1985. The group was originally comprised of rapper and primary producer Q-Tip, rapper Phife Dawg, DJ and co-producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and rapper Jarobi White.
A Tribe Called Quest was created in 1985 by Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad of Brooklyn, all of whom are from Queens, New York.
Despite the fact that A Tribe Called Quest didn’t officially debut until 1988 (when they were dubbed the Jungle Brothers by their peers), the group had begun to take shape three years earlier, with Queens native Q-Tip (born Jonathan Davis) and Brooklynite Ali Shaheed Muhammad recording demo material with pause-tape in their home studio.
Phife Dawg will have a posthumous album released, according to an announcement made by A Tribe Called Quest. An album from founding member Phife Dawg will be released in 2021, after the news of three new solo albums from A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip. The announcement comes shortly after the announcement of three new solo albums from A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip.
In addition to being founder members of and shining stars among the Native Tongues, a loosely organized collective of New York-based rappers that includes De La Soul, the Jungle Brothers, Black Sheep, Monie Love, Queen Latifah, and others, the trio is also a member of the Native Tongues.
The name Questlove was inspired by the band A Tribe Called Quest, yet I infused it with my own concerns about self-knowledge and looking for meaning in life. They were instrumental in my naming, and today I refer to them as one of the brightest constellations in hip-night hop’s sky, which they were, are, and always will be.