Jarobi of the legendary Tribe Called Quest rocking Personal Advisory’s Mandela, Biko, Zulu & Tutu T.
He joined the group in the late 1980s as a part-time member. Although he did not rhyme on the albums, he came up with ideas for songs like “I Left My Wallet In El Segundo,” which became a single off the group’s first album. He also contributed to versions of the songs “Push It Along,” “Youthful Expression,” and “Can I Kick It?” He also appeared in five of the 13 music videos the group filmed. He left the group in 1991 to attend culinary school. He continues to produce songs with former bandmates Phife Dawg and DJ Rasta Root.
He appeared only on one album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. He had actual vocals recorded for the Tribe’s second album, The Low End Theory, but when he left the group they were removed. He was mentioned in a skit on Midnight Marauders—the members of the group are listed followed by the phrase “A, E, I, O, U and sometimes Y,” with the final letter referring to the fact that White was only an occasional member. He was also mentioned on Phife’s solo album Ventilation: Da LP.
As a part of the Native Tongues crew, White appeared on “Pease Porridge” by De La Soul, on its 1991 album De La Soul Is Dead, which features several other Native Tongues emcees as well.
In 2006 White joined A Tribe Called Quest on stage during its performance at the Bumbershoot festival. He is also the manager of Washington D.C.-based rapper Head-Roc.
He was honored along with the rest of A Tribe Called Quest in VH1’s fourth annual Hip Hop Honors ceremony. In August 2010, Jarobi joined the other three members of A Tribe Called Quest on stage for the Rock the Bells concert festival.
He has now formed a new Hip-Hop group by the name of EVITAN- with Hip-Hop legend Dres, formerly of Hip-Hop duo Black Sheep. With their new album coming out in Spring 2012.