A Tribe Called Quest - Check The Rhime

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"Check the Rhime" by A Tribe Called Quest
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"Check the Rhime" is the first single from A Tribe Called Quest's second album The Low End Theory. In 2008, it was ranked number 29 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
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'Q-Tip: Back in the days on the boulevard of Linden
We used to kick routines and presence was fittin
It was I, The Abstract
'Phife Dawg: And me the five footer
I kicks the mad style so step off the frankfurter
Yo, Phife, you remember that routine
That we used to make spiffy like Mr. Clean?
Um um, a tidbit, um, a smidgen
I don't get the message so you gots to run the pigeon
You on point Phife?
All the time, Tip
You on point Phife?
All the time, Tip
You on point Phife?
All the time, Tip
Well, then grab the microphone and let your words rip
Now here's a funky introduction of how nice I am
Tell your mother, tell your father, send a telegram
I'm like an energizer 'cause, you see, I last long
My crew is never ever wack because we stand strong
Now if you say my style is wack that's where you're dead wrong
I slayed that body in El Segundo then +Push it Along+
You'd be a fool to reply that Phife is not the man
'cause you know and I know that you know who I am
A special shot of peace goes out to all my pals, you see
And a middle finger goes for all you punk MC's
'Cause I love it when you wack MC's despise me
They get vexed, I roll next, can't none contest me
I'm just a fly MC who's five foot three and very brave
On job remaining, no I'm chaining cause I misbehave
I come correct in full effect have all my hoes in check
And before I get the butt the jim must be erect
You see, my aura's positive I don't promote no junk
See, I'm far from a bully and I ain't a punk
Extremity in rhythm, yeah that's what you heard
So just clean out your ears and just check the word
Check the rhyme y'all Check the rhyme y'all
Check the rhyme y'all Check the rhyme y'all
Check the rhyme y'all Check the rhyme y'all
Check it out Check it out
Check the rhyme y'all Check the rhyme y'all
Check the rhyme y'all Play tapes y'all
Check the rhyme y'all Check the rhyme y'all
Check it out Check it out
Back in days on the boulevard of Linden
We used to kick routines and the presence was fitting
It was I the Phifer
And me The Abstract
The rhymes were so rumping that the brothers rode the 'zack
Yo Tip you recall when we used to rock
Those fly routines on your cousin's block
Um, let me see, damn I can't remember
I receive the message and you will play the sender
You on point Tip?
All the time Phife
You on point Tip?
Yeah, all the time Phife
You on point Tip?
Yo, all the time Phife
So play the resurrector and give the dead some life
Okay, if knowledge is the key then just show me the lock
Got the scrawny legs but I move just like Lou Brock
With speed. I'm agile plus I'm worth your while
One hundred percent intelligent black child
My optic presentation sizzles the retina
How far must I go to gain respect? Um
Well, it's kind of simple, just remain your own
Or you'll be crazy sad and alone
Industry rule number four thousand and eighty
Record company people are shady
So kids watch your back 'cause I think they smoke crack
I don't doubt it. Look at how they act
Off to better things like a hip-hop forum
Pass me the rock and I'll storm with the crew and
Proper. What you say Hammer? Proper
Rap is not pop, if you call it that then stop
NC, y'all check the rhyme y'all
SC, y'all check it out y'all
Virginia, check the rhyme y'all
Check it out. Out
In London, check the rhyme, y'all


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May 15, 2014




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John Summers
John Summers 23 hours ago
I can't believe I saw them and the the Roots opened for them. I mean really, how ridiculous is that?
Afg Razgul
Afg Razgul Day ago
The best #American gangster #street old school #rapper god bless you #forever guys and we never #forget you too two bros rest in #peace #tupac and #biggie
Giffman Day ago
0:35 smooth af
meyerj75 Day ago
Man, I dig those baseball jerseys they had back in the days. Especially when I see one wearing it over a dark colored long sleeve black mock or turtle neck shirt.
TGood Dukes
TGood Dukes 2 days ago
All you mfs that gave a thumbs down, shouldn't have even come here! GTFOH!
tree 2 days ago
Just another jojo fan getting introduced to amazing music. Truly, my anime fanbase is the greatest of all time.
Amauri Abreu
Amauri Abreu 2 days ago
Wtf is jojo
Giffman Day ago
Anime where a bunch of weird shit happens, like a killer who is obsessed with hands, Jesus telling a Cripple to kill the president of the United States by spinning his fingernails and projecting them as bullets and a gay priest who wants to reset the universe for his dead vampire lover.
Lynox the chocolate fox
Lol no one is even making a Jojo refrence im just vibing
r e v e l a r e_ XVII
Purmello brought me here, this song goes HARD.
Blocks Homemade Meals
If you’re 20 or younger and like this over SoundCloud rap you get respect.
Michelle Love
Michelle Love 3 days ago
Gotta love A Tribe Called Quest!
Pedro Quiles III
Pedro Quiles III 3 days ago
another song to add to the list of "songs full of jojo fans in the comments"
K. Roderick Tayengwa
Tribe is one of the greatest hip hop groups ever, but Q-Tip wearing Yankee and Braves together is sinful.😪😪
richie rich
richie rich 4 days ago
Let’s go 2020 we needs this, mask, dance, let’s go....
Mosa 4 days ago
Sorry for typos!
Mosa 4 days ago
More than mic checks, another song, it's like more than being a trial attorney with objections.school, journals, and associations, like at the univerosty world professional level. Sometimes protesys are necessary but its like a pandemic. Lets after new election all get busy and be the chamge we want to see in the world. I type these words on a phone like a beat rhythm and rhyme.. all part of orchestra, like greatest stories and moving films ever felt!
Milo Diaz
Milo Diaz 4 days ago
Rest in peace phife
Gabrielle exocet
Gabrielle exocet 4 days ago
Carlos Morales
Carlos Morales 5 days ago
Old school hip hop
Daniel Talaatu
Daniel Talaatu 5 days ago
Q tips voice doe
purple haze
purple haze 5 days ago
After he says check the ryhme I feel like im falling through time
Luis Sanchez
Luis Sanchez 5 days ago
Does anyone need a podcast that’s always on point? Then check out podcast series on A Tribe called Quest: open.spotify.com/episode/2u8mKWLDCpI1p2USo6r5Hw
Paulo13223442 6 days ago
big floppa.
viralvegetable 6 days ago
y'all clearly didn't check the rhime smh
literal agony
literal agony 6 days ago
this songs dope
Coda Bio
Coda Bio 6 days ago
Scrolling through comments I'm not even seeing Jojo fans, just people complaining about them But where are the ones you are complaining about, I only see you.
rafaeldefault 6 days ago
As a Jojo fan and an old ATCQ fan as well, and i mean OLD ATCQ fan, i welcome all Jojo fans who didnt knew about ATCQ before.
Andrea Simionato
Andrea Simionato 6 days ago
@rafaeldefault oh i thought it was in the anime, thanks
rafaeldefault 6 days ago
@Andrea Simionato Hi there, there's a dope fan made video from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure part 6 with Check The Rhime on it. ruvid.net/video/video-McWEab2zwSE.html
Andrea Simionato
Andrea Simionato 6 days ago
sorry i'm getting mad at finding the correlation between ATCQ and JOJO (i've never watched it but the comment section is full of comments by JoJo fan) but i could't find it, can u help me?
Keir Ellis
Keir Ellis 7 days ago
Soul 4 real sampled that beat, candy rain
Cheryl Palazzo
Cheryl Palazzo 7 days ago
Brings back so many memories
Cheryl Palazzo
Cheryl Palazzo 7 days ago
Love listening to the old school original rap and hip hop , it was the best !
bort 8 days ago
How far must you go to gain respect? well, it's kind of simple, just remain your own or you'll be crazy, sad and alone
Jay Young
Jay Young 8 days ago
It hurts knowing Hip Hop not gon sound like this again
azwad islam
azwad islam 8 days ago
this song feels like what jotaro and koichi would sing together in a meetup 10 years after killing kira
Kono Dio Da
Kono Dio Da 8 days ago
Im the jojo fan u searching down here
jrbugz 9 days ago
Phife is my fav 🇯🇲👋🔥
PhantomBlizzard 9 days ago
Broke: Omg JoJo fans stop ruining the comment section!!!11!11!!1 Woke: This is a great song and it's great that the jojo fans can come here to appreciate this song
William Stover
William Stover 9 days ago
Who dafuq is jojo
Oh Yeah Mr Krabz
Oh Yeah Mr Krabz 9 days ago
This right here is real rap not that mumble crap
Oh Yeah Mr Krabz
Oh Yeah Mr Krabz 9 days ago
JoJo References aside this song slaps
R C 9 days ago
Yo 🤯
B 'rod
B 'rod 9 days ago
I came here because of Big Floppa.....
Knowledge Berakah
Tip had a brave fitted hat tho lop
K49f 9 days ago
tribe dont make songs, they make vibes. they are just so different to everything else that came out at that time
Cilla Weekes
Cilla Weekes 9 days ago
Can someone please explain what a JoJo fan is, I am here 49 years old on my time machine trip and I'm seeing all this 🤭🤔
DiAngeles Hawkins
DiAngeles Hawkins 10 days ago
100% black child
Puddle O' Piss
Puddle O' Piss 10 days ago
I love JoJo. And I love A Tribe Called Quest. Came full circle😌
GameSpy DarkAge
GameSpy DarkAge 10 days ago
Wtf is jojo? Half the things I've been listening to for a lot of my life are suddenly becoming really popular because of it
a-sea-of-salad 8 days ago
It’s an anime/manga series that got really popular during about 2015. It has a lot, and I mean a LOT of song/pop culture references, which is why you see it everywhere in RUvid comments
stupid 44
stupid 44 11 days ago
jojo fans can you stop taking over every goddamn comment section 😠
Capn Cant Read
Capn Cant Read 11 days ago
Ive seen more comments about people complaining there are more comments about people complaining about jojo fans than people actually be annoying jojo fans Thats not a typo lol
Regina James
Regina James 11 days ago
I loved being in Brooklyn in 2006 visiting
Panque d:
Panque d: 12 days ago
many people saying they came before jojos many people saying they came because jojos . . . bruh i came because of Big Floppa
TheMysteriousFace 12 days ago
People from jojo gonna go feast on this comment section.
Waekeedrick Staten
Waekeedrick Staten 13 days ago
Best isht ever...
Keith McCormack
Keith McCormack 13 days ago
Looks like a Trump rally on the Boulevard of Linden!
Japanese Toyota Corolla
This is one of those classic rap videos 2020?
Andrew Crigler
Andrew Crigler 15 days ago
Can we bring back rap groups to mainstream music
Aurelien Albrecht
Aurelien Albrecht 15 days ago
Fire 🔥
Jonathan Sanchez
Jonathan Sanchez 16 days ago
*[adult swim]*
Van Dodson
Van Dodson 17 days ago
Now this was when rap was fun no cursing no demeaning women just a funky beat and dance till u dropped.
Jolyne Cujoh
Jolyne Cujoh 17 days ago
This song is smooth
Martin Greene
Martin Greene 17 days ago
I got a McDonald's commercial that was in Spanish before this video and I'm not sure why. I do not speak Spanish.
Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson 18 days ago
Was my joint!!!
Aaron Creagh
Aaron Creagh 18 days ago
Malik will be remembered forever!!!
Moist Nugget
Moist Nugget 18 days ago
Once again, cancerous JoJo fans infest the comments of another video
Jolyne Cujoh
Jolyne Cujoh 17 days ago
Yes, I am.
Sibi 18 days ago
Who else loves that saxophone?! Amazing instrumental
adnan infad
adnan infad 18 days ago
Q-tip maan musically on another lvl
Greg S
Greg S 19 days ago
Imagine not liking this
Ty Alston
Ty Alston 19 days ago
Artist: A Tribe Called Quest Song: Check the Rhime Album: The Low End Theory Release date: September 24, 1991 Recorded Year: 1990-1991 Genre: Hip Hop/Rap Labels: Def Jam Records Publishers: Zomba Records Studios: Sony Music Entertainment Producer: A Tribe Called Quest Director: Jim Swaffield Writer: A Tribe Called Quest
RandallFPS 19 days ago
Back when people would hangout outside, not a cell phone in sight. Honestly wish I lived in that era.
Burton Schooler
Burton Schooler 19 days ago
Phife Dawg word play ridiculous
William Walker
William Walker 19 days ago
Rap is not pop, so if you call it pop If you call it that then stop! Straight fact! 🔥🔥🔥
Advance Tubberson
Advance Tubberson 19 days ago
I’m fine with jojo fans aslong as they don’t spam overused references.
clarence perkins
clarence perkins 19 days ago
All I can do is 😃 oh yea phife aint dead freaky tah big pun biggie 2pac buff fat boyz left eye jmj ex live on
DerpBoi568 19 days ago
this song should've been more popular for it's time
Tomato Fish
Tomato Fish 19 days ago
Spoiled something but i discovered this song. Good Trade
MJ and SUPERHERO Fan 0901
I'm actually happy jojo bizarre fans are here it brings music to new people
MJ and SUPERHERO Fan 0901
Jojo fans are here,but I'm here from tribe called quest
Ghost Boxer
Ghost Boxer 20 days ago
Only 7 million views but all the real rap fans know and knew this track.
Shan Hussain
Shan Hussain 20 days ago
When did they meet Dave Chappelle? How're they so close with him?
Detroit Siggy
Detroit Siggy 21 day ago
80s and 90s miss those days
emerald garvins
emerald garvins 21 day ago
1:32 I never understood why he felt the need to say that. You can't be a good guy and promote violence toward women.
Ezio Auditorium
Ezio Auditorium 12 days ago
@emerald garvins ​ If you are a snowflake who obsesses over a line that he said, then you shouldn't be listening to rap. If you think that people are going to listen to that line and start to beat their women up, you are truly pathetic. and he never talks about hitting women anyways. his words were a joke, as you could see in that scene. its frankly pathetic what people take in offence these days.....
emerald garvins
emerald garvins 12 days ago
@Ezio Auditorium It's that mentality right there "let his woman misbehave". That sends men the message that they should discipline"hit, yell, disrespect" the woman they are in a relationship with. It's pathetic don't try to describe it as anything else.
Ezio Auditorium
Ezio Auditorium 12 days ago
don't be so soft, you think that he is promoting violence towards women? he is just saying that he doesn't let his women misbehave, you need to look deeper into the meaning, aka, check the rhime.....
Scottish Lass
Scottish Lass 21 day ago
Brings back so many memories!!!!!!
Brent James
Brent James 21 day ago
Hip hop today can't touch tribe check the Rhime October 6 2020
Mhaza Rock
Mhaza Rock 21 day ago
Atcq 4 eva
Iversiti 21 day ago
I've seen more people talking about how they have seen more people talking about annoying JoJo fans than actual annoying JoJo fans than people talking about annoying JoJo fans
Philip Bruchman
Philip Bruchman 21 day ago
The more hip-hop I listened to the more I loved it. I could not get into any other type of music as I did hip-hop. I probably listen to more of it than anything else. I never really got into other types of music as much as I did Hip-hop. 43 years old and still love it. I always say that I will die with a video game controller in my hands and hip-hop in my ears. Imagine a 90-year-old white dude blasting Doggystyle and the Chronic.
co tam
co tam 21 day ago
jojo part 6? XD
10thguy 20 days ago
i came here from purmello and stayed for the smooth ass song
Beer Man
Beer Man 21 day ago
Am I the only one who don’t know what JoJo is? Tv show I’m guessing
tim is ok
tim is ok 12 days ago
It's pure cancer.
Lance Russell
Lance Russell 20 days ago
se baa
se baa 22 days ago
Toujours aussi bon a écouté magnifique son rien a dire
Only Frogs
Only Frogs 22 days ago
P Berg
P Berg 23 days ago
Hillary Clinton stopped eating children to watch this dope video.
Kokaine Doves
Kokaine Doves 23 days ago
"Far from a bully but I ain't a punk" check da rhyme check it ouuutt🙏 rip Phife
W Palmer
W Palmer 23 days ago
Favorite album in high school. Had it on cassette! 👆🏾
Khanya Maweni
Khanya Maweni 24 days ago
My fav hip hop album of all time is The Anthology. The messages, the rhymes, the flow, the BEATS! Also found out one of my fav producers: Pharrell, was inspired by The Anthology. Timeless, classic, masterpiece!
V 33
V 33 24 days ago
Still ❤️😍 used to have the biggest crush on Q-Tip!😂
RamuneDemu 24 days ago
i have no idea what Jo-Jo is, i just came here for the music.
Ali Hadi Babar
Ali Hadi Babar 22 days ago
Google it?
P.G. Ferret
P.G. Ferret 24 days ago
Pucci should’ve just sat down and Checked the Rhime
James Kirk
James Kirk 24 days ago
David Edwards checking in from N.C. RIP phife diggadee!
Tiff C
Tiff C 24 days ago
1992 walking up in high school with my homegirl rapping this!!! 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽
Falxifer Rex
Falxifer Rex 25 days ago
The only thing that matters is that more people check out banger songs they otherwise wouldn't have heard before. Also, name other manga/anime that recommends music this good and so frequently?
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