Check the Rhime

"Check the Rhime" is the first single from A Tribe Called Quest's second album The Low End Theory.[1] It peaked at 59 on Billboard on November 16, 1991.[2]

"Check the Rhime"
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Single by A Tribe Called Quest
from the album The Low End Theory
ReleasedSeptember 9, 1991
GenreAlternative hip hop
LabelJive Records
Songwriter(s)Roger Ball, Malcolm Duncan, Kamaal Fareed, Steve Ferrone, Alan Gorrie, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Onnie McIntyre, Minnie Riperton, Richard Rudolph, Hamish Stuart, Malik Taylor, Leon Ware
Producer(s)A Tribe Called Quest
A Tribe Called Quest singles chronology
"Can I Kick It?"
"Check the Rhime"
"Jazz (We've Got)"

In popular cultureEdit

"Check the Rhime" is also often used as bumper music for The Jim Rome Show and The Scott Van Pelt Show.

Music videoEdit

The music video, directed by Jim Swaffield, starts out in front of houses and moves to a cleaners store where the group performs on the roof, in St. Albans, Queens in front of a large crowd. The cleaners featured in the video is still at the corner of 192nd St. & Linden Blvd. in St. Albans.


  1. ^ Seidman 7/27/2013, Lacey. "VH1 ALBUM-VERSARIES: A Tribe Called Quest Reminisces About The Low End Theory At 20 (PART II of II)". VH1 News. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
  2. ^ "A Tribe Called Quest". Billboard. Retrieved 2020-06-15.