Icon Live - The Music of A Tribe Called Quest

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Icon Live - The Music of A Tribe Called Quest
Old SOUL Entertainment presents
ICON Live: A tribute to A Tribe Called Quest

Hosted by Douglas Morris

Performances by

Blackberry Jam featuring

Black Eddie, Sonny Paradise, Double A, Mariah Ivey,
Sir Doug, Unequa Ganodu, Solar P, Allison Victoria, Roj Mahal, Distinct, Gritty N' The Craftman, A.G. Tha Pharaoh, Malkia The Militant, Manon Voice and Rhetoryk.

About the ICON party

ICON is traditionally a DJ tribute series that honors the people, places and times that have influences Old SOUL Entertainment. We've reviewed the catalog of James Brown, Dr. Dre, Fela Kuti, Outkast, Notorious BIG, Michael Jackson Prince and many others. If you find the word LIVE next to ICON, in addition to DJs, the event will also feature some of Indy's premier performance artist..

About A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest was an American hip hop trio that was formed in 1985, and was composed of MC/producer Q-Tip, MC Phife Dawg aka Phife Diggy (Malik Taylor), and DJ/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad. A fourth member, rapper Jarobi White, left the group after their first album in 1991. He continued to contribute to the band sporadically before rejoining for their 2006 reunion. Along with De La Soul, the group was a central part of the Native Tongues Posse, and enjoyed the most commercial success out of all the groups to emerge from that collective. Many of their songs, such as "Bonita Applebum", "Can I Kick It?", "I Left My Wallet in El Segundo", "Scenario", "Check the Rhime", "Jazz (We've Got)", "Award Tour" and "Electric Relaxation" are regarded as classics.

‚ÄčThe group released five albums between 1990 and 1998 and disbanded in 1998. In 2006, the group reunited and toured the US. The group is regarded as pioneers of alternative hip hop music, having helped to pave the way for many innovative artists. John Bush of AllMusic called them "the most intelligent, artistic rap group during the 1990s," while the editors of About.com ranked them #4 on their list of the "25 Best Rap Groups of All Time." In 2005, A Tribe Called Quest received a Special Achievement Award at the Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. In 2007, the group was formally honored at the 4th VH1 Hip Hop Honors.

Phife was diagnosed with diabetes in May 1990. He mentioned being a "funky diabetic" in the single "Oh My God" from the group's third album, Midnight Marauders. After being on a waiting list for two years, Phife received a kidney transplant from his wife in 2008. This was unsuccessful, however, and by 2012 he once again required a transplant. Taylor died in his home in Contra Costa County, California on March 22, 2016 due to complications relating to diabetes at the age of 45.