In Hip-Hop lore, few group's achievements and aesthetic echo the culture's core values like A Tribe Called Quest. Representing the New York City boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn respectively, Q-Tip, the late Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi influenced a generation (along with their larger collective, The Native Tongues) with their sample-heavy, Jazz-centric sound and eclectic sense of style.
Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, and musical luminaries of the like have all but bowed at the feet of Tribe thanks to their epic six studio albums, including two releases to earn The Source magazine's genre-defining 5 Mic rating–People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm and The Low End Theory. However, it was the group's widely heralded third LP Midnight Marauders (1993) that would be forever immortalized in sneaker form on an Air Jordan 1 High Strap released in 2009.
The sneaker features an upper with textured black leather and mesh embroidered with an assortment of green and red accenting a la ATCQ's familiar album artwork, as well as a patent leather swoosh. This version of the Air Jordan 1 features a removable strap for your discretion.
Stadium Goods Link: Air Jordan 1 High Strap "A Tribe Called Quest"
Style: 342132 062
Colors: Black/Varsity Red-Classic Green
Release Date: January 31, 2009