Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Consequence of A Tribe Called Quest stopped by Sway in the Morning this week for an interview, where they addressed getting snubbed by the Grammys for We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service. Q-Tip made his opinion known in a series of Instagram videos last year, but now Ali and Cons are sharing their thoughts.
“Just to be honest with y’all, I thought we was going home with the statue,” Consequence said. Responding to Grammys Chair Emeritus Jimmy Jam’s comments about last years performance equalling the same importance as an award, Ali said, “To say that the group performed and that should be your consolation prize, I think is very disrespectful to the art that you put forth.”
“That was his last effort on Earth,” Cons says about Phife Dawg. “I want you to understand the magnitude of that. What happens so many times with black people, is that we come up with notions why other brothers and sisters shouldn’t be celebrated. Ain’t no notion for that shit. They fucked up. Anybody who comes back 18 years after a hiatus and performs the year before, naturally you would assume that I should have something on my mantle in 12 months.”
Skip to the seven-minute mark to listen to the full conversation.