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MCMI REPORT: A Tribe Called Quest Perform “Can I Kick It” On Fallon

A Tribe Called Quest Perform “Can I Kick It” On Jimmy Fallon

A Tribe Called Quest Perform for the first time since 2013

A Tribe Called Quest has been a troubled group for years, breaking up, then reuniting for a couple of shows in 2013, then breaking up again. But now that the on-again off-again Tribe are reissuing their classic debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, marking the 25th anniversary of the classic album, they have to make some appearances to promote the release. What better way to celebrate that to perform “Can I Kick It” on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon?

Jimmy is a true Hip Hop head (go look up his “History of Rap” series on Youtube if you don’t watch he show much), so it was a fitting venue for a re-union. This is their first performance as ATCQ since 2013 and their first performance together on television in 15 years (according to FADER).

A Tribe Called Quest Perform

A Tribe Called Quest Perform on Jimmy Fallon

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Phife said that it was Q-Tip who did not want the group to continue the tour.

“I don’t agree with it and we’re doing the fans a great injustice by not getting together and rocking, and that’s all I can really speak on as far as that goes.”” – Phife told Rolling Stone

I hope they can iron out whatever reasons Q-tip put a stop to their touring in 2013 (according to Phife), when they were supposed to open for Kanye West for the entire Yeezus tour. I know they have their disagreements, but I think they are such a classic group that they could sustain their own tour, headlining and adding fellow Native Tongues artists, like De La Soul, Jungle Brothers and even smaller acts such as the Bush Babies. In fact, they could call it the “Native Tongues Tour”. That would be hot! Am I onto something here or am I just fantasizing?

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Smif N Wessun @ Lyricist Lounge Celebrate Brooklyn Prospect Park 2011

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perform a montage of their classic material at the Prospect Park bandshell show thrown by the
Lyricist Lounge team on July 9th 2011 as part of the Celebrate Brooklyn series. The Bootcamp veterans put it down for the Duck Down family. Tek came onstage with what seemed like his daughter in a baby carriage, then picked her up and rhymed with her in his arms.  According to DuckDown.com the label’s official site, that was actually Sean P’s daughter – “Shaun P” – and later Buckshot hit the stage for a verse with his own daughter in his arms as well. The duo were joined onstage by Sean Price and Rock of Heltah Skeltah and performed both classic material and new stuff off their new album, Monumental, produced in it’s entirety by legendary triple threat, beatsmith, MC and DJ, Pete Rock.

Buckshot onstage with daughterMore info: DuckDownRecords