If the Quest don't look good, then Queens won't look good
But since the sounds are universal, New York won't look good
A Tribe Called Quest originated in Queens, a borough of New York that, at the time, was held to produce terrible music. Because of this reputation, ATCQ had to represent their hometown better than a rapper from another borough.
Still, the group realizes the truth: most people think only of “New York City.” When the hiphop sound is bad from any region, all of New York feels the shame.
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