A Tribe Called Quest Tickets
Formed in 1985, A Tribe Called Quest is a hip hop group from Queens, New York. Initially, the group comprised of MC and producer Q-Tip, MC Phife Dawg, MC Jarobi White and DJ and co-producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad. MC Jarobi White parted ways with the group after the release of their debut album in 1991. The group has been signed on to the labels Jive Records and Epic Records. Initially, it signed on to Jive Records with a modest deal. The recording company was known as an independent rap label. Later in 2016, following the death of Phife Dawg from diabetes, the group signed on to Epic Records. Now they are all set to return to the stage with a bang. Grab these A Tribe Called Quest tickets now and get ready to enjoy a party unlike any other!
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The Formation of A Tribe Called Quest
Q-Tip, also known as Kamaal Ibn John Fareed and Phife Dawg, born as Malik Izaak Taylor were close friends, growing up in Queens, New York. Q-Tip initially started out as a solo artist under the name of MC Love Child. During this period, he sometimes used to team up with Ali Shaheed Muhammad as a rapper and DJ duo. This duo often worked on demos with Phife, who was then known as Crush Connection. Phife became a full time member around the time Jarobi White came on board with the group. The name of the group came from the Jungle Brothers in 1988, who went to the same high school as Muhammad and Q-Tip.
At the start of 1989, the group signed with Geffen Records for a demo deal and produced a demo comprising of five songs. Tracks that would become a part of the later albums, such as “Description of a Fool”, “Public Enemy” and “I Left My Wallet in El Segundo” were a part of this demo. Geffen Records did not restrict the work of the band to their own label, and allowed them to shop for a deal from a variety of labels. The band settled for a humble deal from Jive Records, a record label known for helping build the careers of artists such as Boogie Down Productions and Too Short.
The Work of A Tribe Called Quest
Within a year of signing with Jive Records, the group released “Description of a Fool” as their first single. Their first album was called People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm and had a unique playful lyrical approach to it. The themes of the band’s songs were lighthearted topics such as vegetarianism, safe sex and youthful experiences. The debut album of A Tribe Called Quest was initially met with mixed reviews. Some critics loved the unique piece of work, called it “upliftingly dope”. On the other hand, there were critics who did not particularly love the album.
Nonetheless, the album managed to gain some momentum after the release of singles such as “Can I Kick It?” and “Bonita Applebum”. After the release of this album, White parted ways with the band.
Next, the band released The Low End Theory in 1991. This album focused on a variety of social issues such as date rape and consumerism. The musical style of the band also underwent some changes as it became more bass-heavy and snappy. This album was quite a success and ended up ranking on several lists across the country.
It was followed by the third studio album, Midnight Marauders in 1993 and Beats, Rhymes and Life in 1996. In 1998, the A Tribe Called Quest released The Love Movement. Before the release of this album, it was announced that it would be their last album together, citing growing frustrations with Jive Zomba as the reason. This album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album in 1999.
In March of 2016, following the death of Phife from diabetes, it was announced by Epic Records that they would be working with A Tribe Called Quest. The album, titled “We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service” won the Brit Award for the Best International Group.
Now the group is all set to being some of its best music to you. If you want to catch them live in action, you need to get yourself these A Tribe Called Quest tickets at the earliest.