Hip-hop heads, did you know that A Tribe Called Quest’s 1993 single “Award Tour” is the group’s highest charting single to date?
Released as the first single off Tribe’s third, and arguably best, album, Midnight Marauders, “Award Tour” featured a prominent sample of “We Gettin’ Down” by Weldon Irvine and a feature from De La Soul’s Trugoy who gets on the hook.
Backed by “The Chase, Pt. 2,” “Award Tour” managed to peak at number 47 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the group’s highest charting single. Tribe’s second highest charting single was the classic posse cut “Scenario” off The Low End Theory.