A Tribe Called Quest – Review
Legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest made their Aussie debut last night, bringing their famous old school beats to dedicated fans Down Under.
Die-hard followers from across Oz packed out Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion last night to catch a glimpse of the iconic group, responsible for shaping rap’s musical landscape.
The night kicked off with local support acts Thundamentals and Horrorshow, who’s impressive efforts showed off Australia’s hip-hop at it’s finest.
Both MC’s got the crowd going, but it was Maseo, the official DJ of De La Soul who really turned things up a notch, spinning nostalgic 90s hits from Biggie through to The Fugees.
Pumped and ready for the highlight of the night, the crowd went wild as the lights finally dimmed and the beat dropped for ATCQ’s signature tune ‘Steve Biko.’
Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Q-Tip and Phife Dawg charged onto the stage, spitting out their timeless lyrics as the entire room leapt to their feet.
The crew, sporting dark shades and ripping off their outer layers, continued to impress their roaring fans, running through classics including ‘Bound To Wreck Your Body,’ ‘The Chase, Part II’ and ‘Oh My God.’
Just when the energy in the room seemed to have reached its climax, fourth member Jarobi White sent the audience into a total frenzy as he joined his bandmates on stage for their most popular smash hit ‘Can I Kick It.’
Fans continued to jump up and down, holding up their mobile phones as substitute lighters, as the rappers tore through tracks including ‘Bonita Applebum,’ ‘Electric Relaxation’ and ‘Vivrant Thing’ - which Q-Tip dedicated to all the ladies present.
As well as celebrating the 20th anniversary of their very first album ‘People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm,’ the band were also celebrating their bandmate Ali turning another year older.
After successfully getting the entire room to sing him ‘Happy Birthday,’ the guys went on to rock the crowd one more time with massive hits ‘Check The Rhime,’ ‘Scenario’ and ‘Award Tour.’
As their unforgettable hour-and-a-half set drew to an end, Q-Tip closed the show by thanking Aussie fans for their continued dedication to their music, and to them.
He told the crowd, “We appreciate the support you have given us over the years. We really thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
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