66. 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.