A Tribe Called Quest Performs With Prince At South By Southwest

A Tribe Called Quest is joined by Prince for his first-ever SXSW appearance.

A Tribe Called Quest and Prince came together for the Samsung Galaxy-sponsored #TheNextBigThing show, which some are calling the best SXSW show ever.

First, Tribe performed a slew of the seminal group's classics, with all four members - Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi White - onstage.

"They called us at the last minute," said Q-Tip between songs, according to Complex. "I was chipping golf balls," added Tip. Phife would go on to say he was "Jerkin' it." Q-Tip later joked that "we should break up again for the third time." Tribe would close their set with fan-favorite "Award Tour."

After ATCQ's performance, Prince took the stage, backed by a 22-piece band. Among the tracks performed by the 54-year-old music legend performed hits such as "1999," "Purple Rain," and "Something in the Water."

Prince's set included six encores, the first of which featured a performance of Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough."

Watch footage of the show below, spotted at MissInfo.tv:

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  • Anonymous

    "you have to respect everything they've done over the career" You act like you had a personal stake in their careers. No artist is respected for everything they do. Tribe had some hits, but also plenty of misses. Just say you liked them instead of acting like they deserve to be knighted.

  • Anonymous

    Man I wish I could have been there I'm only 24 but grew up on classic hip hop ATCQ are one of my favorite musicians and to have Prince there man smh two of my favorite artist damn I'm mad I missed this lol

  • Anonymous

    ur not the only other one, you and everyone else under the age of 25

    • K

      Under 25? You're way off, I know 15 year olds that know more about tribe than people your age. They were huge in the early to late nineties, one of the few groups along with the fugees getting mainstream attention and underground respect.

    • J305

      Bro chill with the under 25 thing. Hip Hop is the ONLY genre where this is the constant generational struggle. School us youth dont talk down on us. I own their first 3 albums all on vinyl and have a true appreciation for Hip-Hop and its culture. These type of comments are why people proudly bump Chief Keef & Waka.

  • Anonymous

    Q Tip wasn't playing golf. He was mowing the grass.

  • Anonymous

    Am I the only one who was never into these niggas? Not saying they wack, but damn, seems everybody and their mother love ATCQ

  • Anonymous

    Damn, where the hell was this show and why the fuck wasn't I there.

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