"Scenario" is the third single from A Tribe Called Quest's second album The Low End Theory. The song features members of Leaders of the New School. Matt Cibula of PopMatters called the track hip hop's greatest posse cut. The song is commonly considered a breakout moment for LONS member Busta Rhymes.
The music video features cameo appearances by Spike Lee, De La Soul, Brand Nubian, Fab 5 Freddy and Redman.
Time included the song on its list of the All-TIME 100 Songs.
A remixed version of "Scenario" appeared on the B-side of the 12" single and cassette single as well as the limited edition release of the group's final album, The Love Movement (1998). The remix also features Leaders of the New School and newcomer rapper Kid Hood, who was murdered three days after recording his verse. Blender magazine ranked the remix at number 216 in its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born".
The song was featured in the soundtrack of the video game True Crime: New York City.
West Coast hip hop group Black Hippy covered the song in 2009, with their own original lyrics.
Nicki Minaj quotes Busta Rhymes' famous line, "Rawr, rawr, like a dungeon dragon", in her 2010 song "Roman's Revenge". Busta Rhymes was later featured on the remix to said song, quoting some lines from his verse in "Scenario," and referring to himself as "the original dungeon dragon." He would also recycle his line "Uh Uh Uh / All over the track, man / As I come back" as chorus for his 2001 single As I Come Back.
Parts of the song are sampled and referenced lyrically in the song "Who's That? Brooown!" by rap group Das Racist.