Lake George Mirror Magazine: A Tribe Called Quest Member to Release First Solo Album on Glens Falls’ Sub-Bombin Records
by Adam Winters, Published on December 12, 2013 Lake George Mirror Magazine
Glens Falls-based Sub-Bombin Records has announced the release of hip-hop legend Jarobi’s first solo album in the first half of 2014.
Hip-hop heads know Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi White are the John, Paul, George, and Ringo of the genre. Like rock and roll in the fifties, hip-hop in the eighties was a burgeoning scene of kids with eardrums attuned to rhythms of the street. Like the mop-tops from Liverpool, four childhood friends from Queens would channel a breadth of cultures and musical styles to redefine and transcend the form as A Tribe Called Quest.
“They completely mastered the form and culture of what hip-hop was supposed to be,” said legendary Atlanta emcee Ludacris in the 2011 documentary, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest.
“Nothing was touching Tribe. Nothing,” said mega-producer Pharrell Williams in the Tribe documentary.