A Tribe Called Quest was an American hip hop trio that was formed in 1985, and was composed of MC/producer Q-Tip,
MC Phife Dawg aka Phife Diggy, and DJ/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad.
The group is regarded as pioneers of alternative hip hop music,
having helped to pave the way for many innovative artists.
St. Albans, Queens, New York, United States
Hip hop, jazz rap, alternative hip hop
De La Soul
Leaders Of The New School
Ali Shaheed Muhammad
Phife Dawg (deceased)
Originally the group was just called "Quest". After meeting the Jungle Brothers, Afrika Baby Bam
heard Q-Tip introduce himself on a demo track as being "from a group called Quest" and told him to say
he was from "a tribe called Quest" and the name stuck.