72. A Tribe Called Quest

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A Tribe Called Quet
A true alternative to the Gangsta and Hardcore Rap sounds, A Tribe Called Quest was a breath of fresh air compared to the posturing of their Hip Hop peers.  Their music was a blend of Jazz and Rap combined with some of the best philosophical lyrics of the 90’s.  A true Alternative star, they held their own at Lollapalooza and their ability to become stars without resorting to gimmickry or MTV was a testament to their skills as artists.  Now eligible, they are a very strong possibility to be an early induction.

Should A Tribe Called Quest be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 68.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.8%
No opinion. - 5.3%
No way! - 19.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Previous Rank: 2014: #63
    2015: #63
    2016: #66
  • Eligible Since: Thursday, 01 January 2015
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (New York City, NY)
  • Why they will get in: Respect wise, they meet the criteria.

  • Why they won't get in: They may be considered to be lower on the totem pole in terms of other “urban” acts.
  • Essential Albums: People’s Instinctive Travel and the Path of Rhythm (1990)
    The Low End Theory (1991)
    Midnight Marauders (1993)
    Beats, Rhymes & Life (1996)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Bonita Applebum (From People’s Instinctive Travel and the Path of Rhythm, 1990)
    I Left My Wallet in El Segundo (From People’s Instinctive Travel and the Path of Rhythm, 1990)
    Can I Kick It? (From People’s Instinctive Travel and the Path of Rhythm, 1990)
    Scenario (From Low End Theory, 1992)
    Award Tour (From Midnight Marauders, 1993)

Should A Tribe Called Quest be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 68.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 1.8%
No opinion. - 5.3%
No way! - 19.3%
Last modified on Monday, 04 February 2019 18:49

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+8 #1 Ryno 2014-07-22 22:11
Tribe from influence to style to longevity over turmoil as well as the message in a time when it wasn't cool they belong in first ballot.
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