A Tribe Called Quest

Also known as A Tribe Ca. Que., A Tribe Called, A Tribe Called Theft, A Tribe Kalled Quest, A.T.C.Q, A.T.C.Q., ATCQ, Bloods From A Tribe Kalled Quest, The, T C Q, TCQ, Trbe Called Quest, Tribe, Tribe C. Q., Tribe C.Q., Tribe Called Quest, Tribe Guy, The, Tribe Quest
Members of A Tribe Called Quest: Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Jarobi, Kamaal Fareed, Malik Taylor
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Discography of A Tribe Called Quest:

# Release title Dwnld Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
101 Stepping It Up / Get It Going On ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1998 Not On Label (A Tribe Called Quest)
102 Wifey Material / Get It Up ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio Not On Label (A Tribe Called Quest)
103 The Lost Demo's ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio The Ummah Recordings
104 Description Of A Fool ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio 1989 Jive
105 Can I Kick It? (Jungle Mixes) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1999-09-00 Not On Label (A Tribe Called Quest)
106 People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 11 Audio 1990
107 Practice Sessions / It's All Good ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio Not On Label (A Tribe Called Quest)
108 The Low End Theory ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 2003 Jive
109 Midnight Marauders ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 15 Audio 2003 Jive
110 1nce Again ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1996 Jive
111 Find A Way ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1998 Zomba Records
112 The Love Movement ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 22 Audio 1998-09-09
113 Find A Way ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio 1998-08-03 Jive
114 TCQ Instrumental ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 15 Audio Not On Label (A Tribe Called Quest)
115 The Anthology ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 27 Audio 1999 Jive
116 Can I Kick It? ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1990 Jive
117 People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 2003
118 Beats, Rhymes And Life ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 15 Audio 2003 Jive
119 People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1990 Jive
120 The Anthology - Mix by D.J. Pogo of The Enforcers ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio 1999 Jive
121 Electric Relaxation (Relax Yourself Girl) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1993 Jive
122 The Love Movement ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 21 Audio 1998 Jive
123 The Jam EP Vol. 2 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 8 Audio The Ummah Recordings
124 Bonita Applebum ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1990-00-00 Jive
125 The Jam EP ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1997
126 The Low End Theory ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1991
127 Can I Kick It? ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1990 Jive
128 I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (Norman Cook Remix) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1991 Jive
129 I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (Norman Cook Remix) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1991-00-00 Jive
130 I Left My Wallet In El Segundo / Pubic Enemy ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1990 Jive
131 Too Fly ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 2005-04-00
132 Hits, Rarities, & Remixes ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 18 Audio 2003 Jive
133 Bonita Applebum (Special U.K. Remixes) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 7 Audio 1990 Jive
134 Award Tour ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1993
135 A Tribe Called Quest Edition ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 6 Audio 2006 Classics Re-Edits
136 Electric Relaxation (Relax Yourself Girl) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1994 Jive
137 Stressed Out ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 5 Audio Jive
138 I Left My Wallet In El Segundo (Norman Cook Remix) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1991 Jive
139 Description Of A Fool ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio 1989 Jive
140 A Tribe Called Quest Edition Volume 2 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 6 Audio 2006 Classics Re-Edits
141 The Anthology ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 19 Audio 1999 Jive
142 Bonita Applebum ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1991 Jive
143 The Love Movement ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 16 Audio 1998 BMG
144 Stressed Out ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio 1996 Jive
145 Scenario ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 5 Audio 1992 Jive
146 Electric Relaxation (Relax Yourself Girl) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1994 Jive
147 Beats, Rhymes And Life ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 15 Audio 1996-07-30 Jive
148 Oh My God (Remixes) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1994 Jive
149 Old School vs. New School ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1998 Jive Electro
150 Bonita Applebum ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 6 Audio 1990 Jive


This US male rap outfit originally comprised [a=Q-Tip] (b. Jonathan Davis ―later changed to Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, in the mid-1990's, on conversion to Islam― 10 April 1970, New York, USA), DJ [a=Ali Shaheed Muhammad] (b. 11 August 1970, Brooklyn, New York City, USA), [a=Jarobi] and [a=Phife Dawg] (b. Malik Taylor, 20 November 1970, Brooklyn, New York City, USA). They formed at school in Manhattan, New York, where they started out as part of the Native Tongues Posse, with [a=Queen Latifah] and the [a=Jungle Brothers], and were given their name by [a=Afrika Baby Bambaataa] of the Jungle Brothers.

Following their August 1989 debut, "Description Of A Fool", they had a hit with "Bonita Applebum" a year later, which was apparently based on a real person from their school.

Their biggest success came the following year with the laid-back "Can I Kick It?", typical of their refined jazz/hip-hop cross-match. A UK Top 20 single, it was later used extensively in television advertisements. Q-Tip also appeared on Deee-Lite's August 1990 hit, "Groove Is In The Heart".

As members of the Native Tongues Posse they were promoters of the Afrocentricity movement, which set out to make US Africans aware of their heritage, a theme emphasized in the group's music.

While their debut, "People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm", was more eclectic, and even self-consciously jokey, "The Low-End Theory" (recorded as a trio following the departure of Jarobi) saw them return to their roots with a more bracing, harder funk sound.

They were helped considerably by jazz bass player [a=Ron Carter] (who had worked with [a=Miles Davis] and [a=John Coltrane]), whose contribution rather dominated proceedings. Tracks such as "The Infamous Date Rape" stoked controversy, while samples from [a=Lou Reed], [a=Stevie Wonder] and [a=Earth, Wind & Fire] were used in a frugal and intelligent manner. By "Midnight Marauders" there were allusions to the rise of gangsta rap, although they maintained the optimism predominant on their debut. Q-Tip appeared in the 1993 movie "Poetic Justice" opposite [a=Janet Jackson], and helped to produce [a=Tony! Toni! Toné!] (whose Raphael Wiggins made an appearance on "Midnight Marauders"), [a=Nas], [a=Shyheim] and labelmate [a=Shaquille O'Neal].

They were rewarded with the Group Of The Year category at the inaugural Source Magazine Hip Hop Award Show in 1994, before being pulled off the stage by the arrival of 2Pac and his Thug Life crew, attempting to steal some publicity. Two years elapsed before "Beats, Rhymes And Life" debuted at number 1 on the Billboard album chart. Their lyrics on this album were highly evolved, addressing issues with greater philosophy than the crude banter of their past recordings. Q-Tip's conversion to the Islamic faith in the mid-1990's may have had some bearing on this style.

"The Love Movement", which debuted at US number 3 in October 1998, was another mature, stylish collection of material that lacked the spark of their earlier work. It proved to be their final recording as the individual members elected to concentrate on solo work.


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