XXL celebrates 50 years of hip-hop with this moment:
Sept. 4, 2006: Pioneering rap group A Tribe Called Quest had fans anxiously anticipating a reunion of any sort after their 1998 studio album, The Love Movement. Eight years after its release, ATCQ members Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Jarobi White and DJ/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad reunited at Seattle’s 36th annual Bumbershoot Festival on this day in 2006.
The Tribe were tapped as Bumbershoot’s headliners alongside Kanye West and opened up with Phife, the five-foot assassin, performing his intro to “Buggin’ Out.” The classic tune from the New York crew’s critically-acclaimed second LP The Low End Theory brought fans to a roar as ATCQ continued on with their memorable
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