Matt Diehl
October 29, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Anthology (Music - Michael Jackson)

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Michael Jackson
Producers
Motown Records

We gave it a B-

The defunct landmark rap crew oozed an innovative spirit sorely missed in today’s hip-hop. Mixing jazzy vibes with, say, Lou Reed samples and witty rhymes, Tribe eschewed trends in favor of making them. Even as they engaged the mind, anthems like ”Scenario” endured as party classics. But all is not lost with their demise: Leader Q-Tip’s springy solo single, ”Vivrant Thing” (included here), carries on Tribe’s legacy. A

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