The Best Tribe Called Quest Songs of All Time!

#25. Mr. Muhammad – This track is funky! Not N.W.A “Dopeman” levels of funkiness, but close to it…

#24. 8 Million Stories – Some people may be of the opinion that the Jay-Z “99 Problems” is the go to hip hop song to listen to when your having “problems”… For me personally I would probably go with this track if I really was over stressed and was in need of a song that I could vent through… Plus this track is way less sexist which is something I’m all about… Excuse me, but I can feel my Tourette’s coming on…*Bitch*…*Hoe*…*Cunt*… Okay now that I got that out of my system… moving on…

#23. Get a Hold – A straight bonkers instrumental makes this song one of the few saving graces of the “Beats, Rhymes and Life” album…

#22. We the People – A song that is “anti Donald Trump”… I wonder if we’ll see anymore of those in the future…

#21. 1nce Again ft. Tammy Lucas – There was way to much Consequence in the Tribe’s 4th studio album. It was like the “consequence” you faced for being able to listen to new Tribe music… Looking back on it was probably worth it, but just by a hair  since that album was kinda on the weak side…

#20. Lyrics to Go – The Tribe Called Quest was one of those groups where you really didn’t know who was actually the best Emcee of the crew. Phife and Tip seemed relish in the competition with one another. If Phife started the  track off with a strong verse you knew that Q-Tip wasn’t going to follow him with some weak shit and vice versa…

#19. Butter – I could never determine whether Phife Dawg was rap music in this song or if he actually knew a “hoe named Flow”… Either way this is a strong “Phifecentric” track that still stands the test of time in 2017…

#18. Keep It Rollin’ –I filled the hole with spackle,  or I mean putty”… “This beat feels like a never ender”… Some of my favorite Q-Tip quotable’s reside in this track. Plus the Large Professor is here blessing us with a verse, which is never a bad thing…

#17. Verses from the Abstract – Phife didawg is in the house… Q-Tip is in the house… Hiphopwontstop is in the house… Yup… Nothing unusual is happening over here… *Whistling*… Moving on…

#16. Show Business – For anyone who is under the impression that Lord Jamar actin lame is something unique to the 21st century, don’t be fooled. Lord Jamar in the 90’s was lame as well, it was just a lot more subtle back then. His verse on this record damn near ruined this song for me personally…

#15. Push It Along – Not sure what the term “push it along” necessarily means, but that doesn’t take away from my enjoyment of this song in least… It probably means “keep your head up” or something to that effect, but that’s just an educated guess…

#14. Excursions – This is low key one the best opening tracks to a classic hip hop album ever! Q-Tip’s first verse sets an incredible tone for the Low End Theory album on a whole…

#13. Steve Biko (Stir It Up) – Am I the only one who had no idea who Steve Biko was?…  Regardless, this song is freakin’ sick! One of those often forgotten Tribe classics that never attained the recognition that it truly deserved…

#12. Clap Your Hands – This song should’ve been titled “Oh My God pt. 2”, because that is the first phrase that comes to mind when listening to Phife’s opening verse on this song… For a dude that was only 5 feet tall, the brotha could really go Innnn on a track…

#11. Bonita Applebum – Whenever I would sing this song in my head I would always say apple-boom… It wasn’t till right now in this moment that I noticed that it’s spelled apple-bum… Now that makes a little more sense…

#10. Buggin’ Out – “Buggin” is one of those great  90’s hip hop terms that I seriously wish would make a comeback in today’s music… That and “mom dukes” would be the two hip hop terms that I would want to revitalize…

#09. Sucka Nigga – Classic! Simply put, this song is extremely vital to the Quest’s song catalog. “Midnight Maurders” on a whole was just crazy classic!… It wasn’t as good as “Low End Theory”, but damn was it close…

#08 . Oh My God – This might be favorite Tribe Called Quest hook ever… Busta Rhymes style in the 90’s was just so raw that you couldn’t help but love everything the man was doing back then…

#07. Jazz (We’ve Got) – The large amounts of “styles & flows” the Tribe possessed was completely nuts! When it comes to hip hop groups (excluding the Wu-Tang of course), no one else could touch these boys on mics because the variety of styles they possessed was so immense… This may be a “prisoner of the moment” speaking right now, but I’m thinking that i might even give them the slightest of nod’s over Outkast as well once you factor in the entire “picture”…

#06. I Left My Wallet in El Segundo – That debut  Tribe Called Quest album had some serious hip hop gems on there! Not many credit it as classic album and I think I know why… “People’s Instinctive” whatever is a terrible album title!… 

#05. Can I Kick It? – “Before this did you really know what live was?”… Well… Now that you mention it… I guess i didn’t…

#04. Award Tour – The way Q-Tip spazz’es on this track is nothing short of awe inspiring! The Tribe Called Quest mat in fact be the first rappers to introduce “ad-libbing” to hip hop music period. Before this the “norm” was basically just spittin’ straight bars on a beat. Not many deviated from the formula in the same way that the Tribe did…

#03. Electric Relaxation – Probably one of the oddest sounding hip hop classic songs out there. The Jazz tip that this group was on in the early 90’s was truly revolutionary for the time period. Many hip hop groups would follow biting the tribes style, but they could never meet the original standard set by the Tribe…

#02. Scenario – This Busta Rhymes verse here would have to go down as one of the best hip hop guest verses of all time! Like “Live at the BBQ” level of good… Ironically this is also easily the best Busta Rhymes verse ever as well…

#01. Check the Rhime – Absolute Tribe perfection! “Check the Rhime” is the Tribe Called Quest equivalent of a perfect song. Everything just simply works in this song…


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