Queens, New York has birthed plenty of rap stars over the years. From Run DMC to Action Bronson, the New York City borough has a rich history in the culture of hip-hop. One of the greatest groups that Queens ever gave us, however, is A Tribe Called Quest.
Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi White were huge for the rap world in the '90s. Through positive music and relatively conscious raps, the group spearheaded the Native Tongues movement alongside De La Soul. They have no shortage of critical acclaim, and can be placed on virtually any 'Best Of' list you can come up with for rap and music in general.
Over the course of five albums, A Tribe Called Quest impacted the golden era of hip-hop music in an unforgettable way. To make sure you remember, we're dedicating this Throwback Thursday to the group.