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Trivia: A Tribe Called Quest

  • Executive Meddling: The notorious origins of "Show Business" from The Low End Theory. In short, there is an unofficially released early version of the track called "Georgie Porgie" with the same beat but vastly different lyrics. "Georgie Porgie" is about a fictional friend of the group who they lost all respect for after finding out he was gay. The label refused to put out such a blatantly homophobic song, so after completely rewriting the lyrics, "Show Business" was born.
  • Money, Dear Boy: A rare positive example. As Ali states in the Beats, Rhymes & Life documentary, the main reason Tribe reunited was to help pay Phife's medical bills, since he suffers from diabetes.
  • Name's the Same: Q-Tip's birth name was Jonathan Davis. He once did a song with the band Korn, whose lead singer is also named Jonathan Davis.
  • The Pete Best: Jarobi White. Subverted as he's been with the group since 2006.
  • Throw It In: In "What?" Q-Tip accidentally says "Kapelka" instead of "Gefilte." They decided to keep it in anyway.