The performance was hailed as both a breakthrough for the genre and an excellent live set, with most of the kudos going to LL Cool J’s rendition of ‘Mama Said Knock You Out.’ Sadly, that performance is not available on YouTube in the United States.
I’ve heard of A Tribe Called Quest but I don’t know if I’ve ever heard their music. The hip-hop group put out five albums in the 90s before splitting, then reunited last year to release their sixth, titled We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service.
The album was very well-received and shows up in the third spot on Village Voice’s Pazz & Jop poll.
The track ‘We the People’ is at #5 on the singles poll (following Rae Sremmurd’s ‘Black Beatles’ at #4).