A Tribe Called Quest

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2015 (The 2016 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2032 (ranked #343) .

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (1990)
The Low End Theory (1991)
Midnight Marauders (1993)
We Got It Here? Thank You 4 Your Service (2016)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
I Left My Wallet in El Segundo (1990)
Check the Rhime (1991)
Can I Kick It? (1991)
Scenario (1992)
Electric Relaxation (1993)

A Tribe Called Quest @ Wikipedia

A Tribe Called Quest Videos

Will A Tribe Called Quest be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


20 comments so far (post your own)

First rap group to use jazz in samples. A towering influence on the current indie hip-hop scene. Oh, and they freakin' rule. There's that.

Posted by Kit on Wednesday, 12.26.07 @ 14:18pm

Okay Liam...don't know how you did it, but you got me to likin' a bit of rap!! I listened to a track called "Luck Of Lucien" by this group...pretty unique!! One thing I think you can gather about me...I'm not totally close-minded!!

Posted by Terry on Sunday, 03.9.08 @ 11:41am

Well, ATCQ are very unique!!

Posted by Liam on Sunday, 03.9.08 @ 13:56pm

Just another rap group that talks over a bunch of stuff they stole from real musicans.How does rap even qualify as music anyway?It's more like poetry for idiots.Do any of these guys even know how to play an instrument.

Posted by A Tribe Called Poop on Wednesday, 02.25.09 @ 17:48pm

No matter how hard you try you can't stop us now!

Posted by Leon on Wednesday, 02.25.09 @ 19:31pm

Yes... yes, yes, yes, yes.

Posted by Chalkie on Saturday, 09.19.09 @ 09:47am


Posted by G on Sunday, 02.21.10 @ 10:10am

YES. A Tribe Called Quest will get in to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Posted by Calzone on Thursday, 05.20.10 @ 09:59am

Excellent group.

Posted by lame on Wednesday, 05.26.10 @ 20:18pm


Posted by Brittany on Thursday, 10.28.10 @ 07:56am


Posted by Chalkie on Thursday, 10.28.10 @ 13:30pm

To A Tribe Called Poop and Brittany

Yes they should be inducted! You guys don't know real music. Listen to The Low End Theory top to bottom and I guarantee you will be amazed. First of all rapping takes a lot of skill to match the rhyming and flowing with a beat, which may or may not be sampled. There are turntables and ATCQ was (and is) very golden, Afrocentric, and jazzy in their rap flavor. They can play their own instruments (a turntable counts).

These guys really changed the face of hip hop in the late 80s and early 90s and are loved by people all over the world. Q-Tip has influenced so many people and is a great producer too. I think they will get in but it might take a few years

Posted by DogJay88 on Thursday, 11.10.11 @ 23:32pm

"Good" - G

"NO!" - Brittany

"YES!" - Chalkie

Now that's some real deep stuff right there, very intellectually stimulating conversations...


Posted by A Tribe Called Poop on Wednesday, 02.25.09 @ 17:48pm

Very creative name. You must be so proud.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 11.11.11 @ 12:03pm

Man A Tribe Called Quest is classic. Best Alt-rap group of all time, in my opinion. And their influence on not only indie and alternative rap, but rap in general is undeniable. They were Pioneers of Jazz Rap, were founding members of the Native Tongues, changed rap forever in my opinion. Their beats always had a nice, laid-back jazzy feel with live instrumentation (@ A Tribe Called Poop) and their lyrics were consistently true and intelligent. They deserve it, imo.

Posted by ed on Saturday, 03.3.12 @ 22:52pm

Electric Relaxation, Bonita Applebum, 8 Million Stories, Buggin Out are to name a few of ATCQ best work. These songs along are testaments to the excellence of sound they created. In addition, they produced a rapping style that was unique, equivalent to watching a Butch and Sundance flick. They played on each others lines, but maintained a character seperate from one another. These dudes were talented. So yes, it would be an honor to see "A Tribe Called Quest" be received into the RRHF. I just hope I live to see the day.

Posted by Wade on Wednesday, 04.25.12 @ 16:42pm

ATCQ should be in first ballot next year with Mariah Carey!!!TCQ best rap group ever Q-tip,Ali,Phife,and Jairobi!!Their urban beats and rhymes nothing like them!!So put em in first ballot with Mariah Carey next year!!

Posted by Robert on Sunday, 10.19.14 @ 23:32pm

RIP Phife Dawg. :(

Posted by dmg on Wednesday, 03.23.16 @ 12:27pm

R.I.P. Phife Dawg. Thank you for the music and memories.

Posted by SotN on Wednesday, 03.23.16 @ 13:05pm

I vote yes they were a very important group. R.I.P. Phife Dawg

Posted by Michael on Wednesday, 06.22.16 @ 15:11pm

#1 album in the country this week. It's an amazing album too with some big names guesting. I really hope they get a nom next year, as they were massively influential in hip hop.

Rest In Peace Phife.

Posted by Boar on Monday, 11.21.16 @ 00:00am

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