A Tribe Called Quest inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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A Tribe Called Quest inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

A Tribe Called Quest (Quest) is one of hip-hop’s most underrated and unappreciated crews. Formed in New York’s legendary borough of Queens, the home of Run-DMC and Mobb Deep, A Tribe Called Quest were pivotal in popularising alternative hip-hop during the 1990s.

The legendary collective comprised of Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and rapper Jarobi White impacted the culture to such an extent that, this year, the group were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.

A Tribe Called Quest had been nominated in 2022 but did not end up making it into the Hall of Fame. They also received a nomination last year. However, they are now officially members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Other distinguished acts inducted this year include Cher, Dave Matthews Band, and Mary J. Blige. Other musicians who will be in the class of 2024 include Ozzy Osbourne, Kool & The Gang, Peter Frampton, and Foreigner. 

In addition to inductions, the Hall of Fame bestows various honours upon particularly high-achieving artists. This year’s Musical Influence Awards will go to Alexis Korner, John Mayall, and Big Mama Thornton. 

In addition to the Musical Influence Award, the Hall of Fame will present an honour of the highest order to those they deem icons and bastions of artistic brilliance. The Musical Excellence Award is only given to only a handful of acts, and this year, Jimmy Buffett, MC5, Dionne Warwick, and Norman Whitfield will be the recipients.

In addition to the previously mentioned awards, Suzanne de Passe, one of the first leading female executives in the music business and an icon in the 1960s Motown scene, will get the Ahmet Ertegun Award, an award given to industry professionals who have had a significant influence on the growth and success of respective musical genres.

This year’s ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC and will be available to watch on the streaming platform Hulu shortly afterwards.