A Tribe Called Quest -- 'I Left My Wallet In El Segundo'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.


RIP Phife Dawg. This lost wallet saga was how I first encountered A Tribe Called Quest, and it’s one of the few that specifically name-checks a car, in this case a 1974 Dodge Dart.

Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus, 2020 Changli EV • Not-so-running: 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!: https://rb.gy/udnqhh)

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Ash78, voting early and often

Nice choice. I only knew their big hit “Cool like That” until Napster came around and I started learning more Tribe songs. To this day, I still can’t pronounce “Segundo” with the word “gun” in the middle (it’s “goon”). I learned Spanish pretty early, so a lot of Americanized Spanish names just mess with my head. San Luis Obispo! Moreno Valley!