Q-Tip was a current visitor on Elton John’s Beats 1 radio present, the place he was greeted with a barrage compliments courtesy the rock icon. During the interview, Sir Elton referred to A Tribe Called Quest as one Hip Hop’s most influential teams ever.
“I’m so thrilled to do that present with you,” John mentioned. “ATCQ are most likely the seminal hip hop band all time I believe.”
As he continued, the Grammy Award-winning singer requested Q-Tip concerning the group’s preliminary breakup.
“Yeah, it will get to the purpose prefer it’s a wedding as all people says,” Q-Tip defined. “It bought somewhat funky there, however we at all times cherished one another all of us grew up with one another and plus, the instances had been altering.
“When we began it was extra a gaggle factor, after which years later it’s a really stylish factor in Hip Hop the place it bought to be a solo man’s recreation. It simply occurred, however we did okay.”
John replied, “There’s one thing about A Tribe Called Quest that was so cool. It was so type laid again, but it surely was so funky. You had been not like every other Hip Hop band, I believe. I bear in mind beginning out seeing bands like N.W.A and Public Enemy in London on the Hammersmith Odeon.
“And then De La Soul and other people like that. And it’s simply, there’s one thing fantastic about you guys coming collectively and all of the totally different members.”
Q-Tip responded, “I assume the factor with us is that we simply at all times tried to type simply be ourselves. Like we clearly had, , all the blokes who got here earlier than us, whether or not or not it’s the Grandmaster Flashes or the Run-DMCs that set a sure precedent.”
Elsewhere of their dialog, Q-Tip touched on dropping Phife Dawg and revealed he’s engaged on three new solo albums in addition to initiatives with Danny Brown and Mary J. Blige.
Although the total recording isn’t but accessible on Apple Music, take a look at the snippets above.