Check the Rhime

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"Check the Rhime"
Check the Rhime.jpg
Single by A Tribe Called Quest
from the album The Low End Theory
B-side "Skypager"
Released 1991
Format digital download, 12" maxi single
Recorded Summer, 1991
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 3:36
Label Jive Records
Writer(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)"

"Check the Rhime" is the first single from A Tribe Called Quest's second album The Low End Theory. In 2008, it was ranked number 29 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.

In popular culture[edit]

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

Music video[edit]

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 Queens, New York in front of a large crowd. The cleaners featured in the video is still at the corner of 192nd & Linden Blvd in St. Albans, Queens.