If You Don't Know Tribe, Now You Know / by jason koji

ATCQ is by far the most stylistically influential music to hit my ears.  I was raised on Kapena, switched it up upon Dre Day, but most definitely open my mind when hearing A Tribe Called Quest.  In the beginning west coast rap pulled my heart towards the rhymes and beats no matter how hard core / parental advisories were printed on the cover.  The Tribe brought rhymes, beats, and positivity to my ever growing ear while making me realize you don't have to drop the F bomb every muthafuckin two seconds to sound good.  Cheers to the "Funky Diabetic" who will bust a nut in your eye to show you where he comes from...WHAT'S THE SCENARIO....