Elton John Calls A Tribe Called Quest “The Seminal Hip Hop Band Of All Time” & Talks Going To N.W.A. & Public Enemy Shows [Audio]

Elton John and Q-Tip side-by-side

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The Pop Legend Has An Epic Talk With Q-Tip

Elton John and Q-Tip talked hip hop in a special edition of Elton’s Beats 1 radio show “Rocket Hour.” The two legends definitely got into some interesting conversations and told plenty of stories that will get music fans talking.

In one instance, John called A Tribe Called Quest “the seminal hip hop band of all time,” telling Tip, “There’s something about A Tribe Called Quest that was so cool. It was so kind of laid back but it was so funky. You were unlike any other hip-hop band.”

 

 

Tip also discussed the late Tribe member, Phife Dawg, and explained the period when the group began to break up, saying:

“It gets to the point like it’s a marriage as everybody says. It got a little funky there but we always loved each other we all grew up with each other and plus the times were changing. When we started it was more of a group thing, and then years later it’s a very trendy thing in hip hop where it got to be a solo man’s game. It just happened, but we did okay.”

Elton went on to say that he saw some iconic rap groups at the peak of their careers.

“I remember starting out seeing bands like NWA and Public Enemy in London at the Hammersmith Odeon. And then De La Soul and people like that,” he said, adding, “there’s something wonderful about you guys coming together.”

 

The whole interview is worth a listen. You can head over to Apple Music for the full rundown!

 

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