Award Tour
A Tribe Called Quest Lyrics


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We on a world tour with Muhammad, my man
Going each and every place with the mic in their hand
New York, NJ, NC, VA
We on a world tour with Muhammad, my man
Going each and every place with the mic in their hand
Oaktown, LA, San Fran, St. John

People give your ears, so I be sublime
It's enjoyable to know you and the concubine
Niggas, take off your coats ladies, act like gems
Sit down, Indian style, as we recite these hymns
See, lyrically, I'm Mario Andretti on the MOMO
Ludicrously speedy, or infectious with the slow-mo
Heard me in the eighties, JB's on the promo
In my never-ending quest to get the paper on the caper
But now, let me take it to the Queens side
I'm taking it to Brooklyn side
All the residential Questers to invade the way
Hold up a second son, 'cause we almost there
You can be a black man and lose all your soul
You can be white and groove but don't crap the roll
See my shit is universal, if you got knowledge of dolo
Of delf for self, see there's no one else
Who can drop it on the angle, acute at that
So, do that, do that, do do that that that (come on)
Do that, do that, do do that that that (okay)
Do that, do that, do do that that that
I'm bugging out, so let me get back 'cause I'm wettin' niggas
So run and tell the others 'cause we are the brothas
I learned how to build mics in my workshop class
So give me this award, and let's not make it the last

We on a world tour with Muhammad, my man
Going each and every place with the mic in their hand
Chinatown, Spokane, London, Tokyo
We on a world tour with Muhammad, my man
Going each and every place with the mic in their hand
Houston, Delaware, DC, Dallas

Back in '89, I simply slid into place
Buddy, buddy, buddy all up in your face
A lot of kids was busting rhymes but they had no taste
Some said Quest was wack, but now is that the case
I have a quest to have a mic in my hand
Without that, it's like Kryptonite and Superman
So, Shaheed come in with the sugar cuts
Phife Dawg's my name, but on stage, call me Dynomutt
When was the last time you heard the Phifer sloppy
Lyrics anonymous, you'll never hear me copy
Top notch baby, never coming less
Sky's the limit, you gots to believe up in Quest
Sit back, relax, get up out the path
If not that, here's the dance floor, come move that ass
Non-believers, you can check the steps
I roll with Shaheed and the brother Abstract
Niggas know the time when Quest is in the jam
I never let a statue tell me how nice I am
Coming with more hits than the Braves and the Yankees
Living mad phat like an over sized mampi
The wackest crews try to diss, it makes me laugh
When my track record's longer than a DC-20 aircraft
So, next time that you think you want something here
Make something deffer, take that garbage to St. Elsewhere

We on a world tour with Muhammad, my man
Going each and every place with the mic in their hand
S.C., Maryland, New Orleans, Motown
We on a world tour with Muhammad, my man
Going each and every place with the mic in their hand
Chinatown, Spokane, London, Tokyo
We on a world tour with Muhammad, my man
Going each and every place with the mic in their hand
Houston, Delaware, DC, Dallas
We on a world tour with Muhammad, my man
Going each and every place with the mic in their hand
New York, NJ, N.C., VA

Seven times out of ten we listen to our music at night
Thus spawned the title of this program




The word, maraud, means to loot
In this case, we maraud for ears

Overall Meaning

The song "Award Tour" by A Tribe Called Quest describes their experiences and travels on their tour around the world with their DJ, Muhammad. The song mentions various cities around the world, including New York, Oakland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, St John, Houston, Delaware, DC, Dallas, and London, among others. The group also makes reference to their success as they travel the world while acknowledging the challenges faced by black music artists in the industry.


The lyrics also highlight some of the unique features of A Tribe Called Quest. Q-Tip's delivery is both confident and relaxed, often employing complex rhymes and references to popular culture. Other members of the group also contribute to the song's diverse sound, including Phife Dawg's contributions to the chorus as well as his solo verse. The song's upbeat and catchy sound reflects the group's style and sound, which has influenced many subsequent hip-hop artists.


Line by Line Meaning

We on a world tour with Muhammad, my man
Traveling around the globe with my homie, Muhammad, while performing with a microphone.


Going each and every place with the mic in their hand
Performing in all sorts of venues, from small towns to major cities, with our microphones.


New York, NJ, NC, VA
Starting with our hometowns in New York, we also travel to New Jersey, North Carolina, and Virginia.


Oaktown, LA, San Fran, St. John
Continuing our tour, we perform in Oakland, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and St. John.


People give your ears, so I be sublime
Listen closely as I drop these insightful verses for your enjoyment.


It's enjoyable to know you and the concubine
I appreciate spending time with you and your companion.


Niggas, take off your coats ladies, act like gems
Men should remove their outerwear, while women deserve to be treated like precious jewels.


Sit down, Indian style, as we recite these hymns
Please sit on the floor with your legs crossed, as we perform these rhythmic verses.


See, lyrically, I'm Mario Andretti on the MOMO
I'm a master of the lyrical craft, much like Mario Andretti is a skilled race car driver.


Ludicrously speedy, or infectious with the slow-mo
I can rap fast with ease, but can also slow it down and make it captivating.


Heard me in the eighties, JB's on the promo
My music was popular in the 1980s, and it was promoted by JB.


In my never-ending quest to get the paper on the caper
I'm always striving to make more money and accomplish my goals.


But now, let me take it to the Queens side
I'm going to shift my focus to my home borough of Queens.


All the residential Questers to invade the way
I'm bringing all the members of my group, A Tribe Called Quest, along to make our mark.


Hold up a second son, 'cause we almost there
Just wait a moment because we are close to arriving at our destination.


You can be a black man and lose all your soul
Being Black doesn't guarantee that you can't lose your identity and purpose in life.


You can be white and groove but don't crap the roll
Just because you're white doesn't mean you can't enjoy and appreciate our music, but don't try to copy or imitate our style.


See my shit is universal, if you got knowledge of dolo
My music is for everyone, regardless of background or race, but it particularly resonates with those who are knowledgeable and independent.


Of delf for self, see there's no one else
Being true to yourself is a crucial part of achieving success, and there's no one else who can do it for you.


Who can drop it on the angle, acute at that
I'm able to approach my craft from unique and skillful angles.


So, do that, do that, do do that that that (come on)
Let's keep the energy going by rapping along with me.


Do that, do that, do do that that that (okay)
Continue rapping along with me.


Do that, do that, do do that that that
Keep up the hype by rapping along with me.


I'm bugging out, so let me get back 'cause I'm wettin' niggas
I'm hyped up and excited, but I need to take a step back so that I don't exhaust myself or others.


So run and tell the others 'cause we are the brothas
Spread the word that we are here to inspire and entertain.


I learned how to build mics in my workshop class
I had an education in the technical aspects of sound engineering.


So give me this award, and let's not make it the last
I deserve recognition for my craft, and I hope to earn more accolades in the future.


Seven times out of ten we listen to our music at night
Many people prefer to listen to our music in the evening hours.


Thus spawned the title of this program
This inspired the name of the project.


The word, maraud, means to loot
Maraud is defined as to steal or pillage.


In this case, we maraud for ears
We are seeking to captivate and entertain our listeners.




Lyrics Β© Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, Ali Shaheed Jones-Muhammad, Malik Izaak Taylor, Weldon Johnathan Jr. Irvine

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