Type: Game Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
Beats & Vibes - A Tribe Called Quest - Netflix
A Tribe Called Quest was an American hip-hop collective formed in 1985 and originally composed of MC and main producer Q-Tip, MC Phife Dawg, DJ and co-producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad and MC Jarobi White, who left the group in 1991 after the release of their debut album. White continued to contribute to the band sporadically before rejoining for their 2006 reunion. Along with De La Soul, the group was a central part of the Native Tongues, and enjoyed the most commercial success out of all the groups to emerge from that collective. The group released six albums between 1990 and 2016. The band broke up in 1998 after releasing their fifth album. In 2006, the group reunited and toured the United States. In 2016, they released their sixth and final album, which was still incomplete when Phife Dawg died suddenly in March 2016, and was completed by the other members after his death. The group is regarded as a pioneer of alternative hip-hop music. John Bush of AllMusic called them “the most intelligent, artistic rap group during the 1990s.” The Source gave the group's debut album a rating of five 'mics,' the first time the magazine gave out this rating. In 2005, A Tribe Called Quest received a Special Achievement Award at the Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. In 2007, the group was formally honored at the 4th VH1 Hip-Hop Honors.
Beats & Vibes - People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm - Netflix
Less than a year after signing with Jive, the group released their first single, “Description of a Fool”. Their debut album People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm was marked by a playful lyrical approach, as on the call-and-response-inspired “Can I Kick It?”; light-hearted content like safe sex, vegetarianism, and youthful experiences; and to a lesser extent, an idiosyncratic sense of humor which was free from much of the posturing of both hardcore hip-hop and the more left-wing aspects of conscious hip-hop. People's Instinctive Travels was initially met with mixed reviews. Count Dracula of The Village Voice called the album “upliftingly dope” and “so sweet and lyrical, so user-friendly. You could play it in the background when you're reading Proust.” The Source gave it five mics, the magazine's highest possible rating. However, Chuck Eddy of Rolling Stone wrote that the album “is one of the least danceable rap albums ever”, and he went on to say “it's impossible to imagine how people will put this music to use.” The album only gained momentum after the release of the singles “Bonita Applebum” and “Can I Kick It?”, and went gold six years later. After its release, White left the group for personal reasons. A remastered 25th anniversary edition of People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm is now available on Legacy Recordings and RCA Records.
Beats & Vibes - References - Netflix