63. A Tribe Called Quest

63. A Tribe Called Quest
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. The Bullet Points: Previous Rank: N/A Eligible Since: The 2015 Vote 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. Nominated In: Never Essential Albums: People’s…
  • A Tribe Called Quest

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *