“Check the Rhime” was the first single from A Tribe Called Quest‘s second album The Low End Theory. It is one of A Tribe Called Quest’s most famous songs and is well known for lines such as Q-Tip‘s “Industry rule #4,080: Record company people are shady”. The Beastie Boys have a similar lyric in their song ‘In A World Gone Mad’ rapping “Citizen rule number 2080/Politicians are shady”
In 2008, it was ranked number 30 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
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