A Tribe Called Quest's "We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service" (Review)
In November 2013, Q-Tip announced that A Tribe Called Quest's "FINAL 2 joints" would be a pair of opening slots on Kanye West's "Yeezus" tour in New York. Then this past March, Phife Dawg passed away at 45. Tribe seemed one commemorative box set away from a done deal, but here we are in the waning months of 2016 with the privilege of listening to and talking about a new album of theirs. What a time. The Phife-named We Got It From Here...
The 5 Best Songs From The Timeless "Space Jam" Soundtrack
"Space Jam" hit theaters 20 years ago today. It has aged remarkably well and still makes for a thrilling and rewarding experience from start to finish: the slapstick humor, Muggsy Bogues, the the greatness of Stan Podolak, the implication that the Looney Tunes universe actually exists, the terrifying prospect of the Looney Tunes slaving away on Moron Mountain, and the R&B- and rap-focused soundtrack that gives the movie its (delicious!) flavor.
Stream A Tribe Called Quest's "We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service"
Well this couldn't be more timely. The hip-hop world can now temper the excruciating end of election season with a brand new album from A Tribe Called Quest, the group's first in 18 years. We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service is comprised of entirely new material, including recordings from the late Phife Dawg.
A Tribe Called Quest's New Album Features Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, & Elton John
Last week, Q-Tip announced that A Tribe Called Quest will release their final album, and first album in 18 years, on November 11th.
Classic Rotation: A Tribe Called Quest's "The Low End Theory"
One of the many beauties of hip hop is that it's constantly in conversation with other genres, whether due to sampling, collaboration, or just inspiration. Formed on a bedrock of R&B, funk, and disco samples, it quickly became more omnivorous, and many of its watershed moments have come when combined with other styles in new, unheard-of ways. Take Rick Rubin and Terminator X's mining of hard rock records in the '80s, Dr.
Waka Flocka Shares Two New Mixtape Tracklists, Both Dropping This Month
There hasn't been a Waka project thus far into 2016. In January, just over a month after his Flockaveli 1.5 mixtape, Waka announced that he and Southside (who raps as Young Sizzle) would be dropping a tape later that month. Though he and Sizzle soon dropped two collabs, their joint tape still hasn't surfaced.
Busta Rhymes Reportedly Being Sued By Former Chauffeur
It appears Busta Rhymes is being sued by his former chauffeur, David Jones, for reportedly not paying the former employee his salary. According to a report by The New York Daily News, Jones filed a lawsuit against Busta Rhymes, whose real name is Trevor Smith, on Tuesday and is seeking $236,064 in damages plus legal fees.
Classic Rotation: Busta Rhymes' "The Coming"
Like many others who grew up long after the Native Tongues era of NY rap, my first exposure to a young Busta Rhymes came on A Tribe Called Quest’s bombastic single “Scenario.” The Low End Theory closing track featured Rhymes’ group Leaders Of The New School (who along with Tribe, De La Soul, Black Sheep, and Jungle Brothers formed the NT collective) in a cypher-esque sequence of oneupmanship that concluded with one of the greatest verses ever laid to wax.
Lover’s Rap: Rap Songs To Bump On Valentine's Day
Hip hop might not be the most romantic of musical genres, but occasionally an MC will step up to the mic to deliver a poetic love song. Certain rappers find their niche in that style of R&B/rap crossover, while others just dabble in it one-off style for all the romantic cats out there.
Busta Rhymes Announces "The Return Of The Dragon: The Abstract Went On Vacation" Tracklist
Busta Rhymes is dropping his mixtape The Return of the Dragon: The Abstract Went On Vacation on Christmas. He celebrated Festivus by sharing the mixtape's tracklist with fans via Instagram, and gahdamn this shit is stacked.
Busta Rhymes Announces "The Abstract Went On Vacation" Mixtape
Busta Rhymes already put on a festive concert with some OGs in the game (Diddy, Mary J. Blige, A Tribe Called Quest, Mariah Carey, Method Man, Raekwon and more made an appearance), however he's bringing us more than just a festive concert for the holidays.
Lil Wayne, Fetty Wap, Rick Ross, Mariah Carey Guest At Busta Rhymes' "Hot For The Holidays" Concert
When organizing their Hot For The Holidays event this year, HOT 97 decided to put Busta Rhymes in charge of bringing the talent through, and after the celebration last night, they couldn't have made a better choice.
Busta Rhymes Is "Without Question" Releasing An Album In 2016
Aside from his fire verse on Jay Rock's "Fly on the Wall" and throwing a protein shake at a gym employee, it's been a fairly quiet year for ol' Busta. 2016, it seems will be different. In a new interview with XXL, he said he plans to release a new album next year “without question.”
Video From Busta Rhymes' Gym Altercation Has Surfaced
Earlier this Summer, Busta Rhymes was arrested in New York after he was said to have been involved in an altercation with an employee. It was reported that the rapper actually threw a protein shake at the worker, which was a pretty insane picture to paint in your head -- but you'll no longer need to use your imagination when thinking about the incident, as security footage has now made its way online.
13 Must-See Scary Movies For Halloween
All year round, hip hop is the center of our universe. Yet, some times of year can be so enthralling that we can be swept off of our feet by the seasonal fan fair, put down the headphones for just a moment and trade in our bangers for some indulgent celebration. That’s why, now that Halloween is upon us, it’s hard not to dive into the pantheon of pulse-pounding motion pictures that stimulate the scares this time of year.
Busta Rhymes Announces Holiday Concert With Lil Wayne, Diddy & More
Busta Rhymes is teaming up with HOT 97 for a big event in NYC, which he formally announced during a morning visit to the radio station. He actually leaked the news of the show last night during an appearance at the Revolt TV Music Conference, however he provided all the important details this morning.
Jay Z Beat Busta Rhymes In A Cafeteria Rap Battle In High School
Brooklyn's George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School produced three of the most decorated rappers of all time: Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, and Busta Rhymes. They all attended around the same time -- Busta and Biggie were born a day apart and Jay was two and half years older.
#TBT: Swizz Beatz-Produced Bangers
When you think of club-ready hip hop music that was bumpin' from 2000-2010, Swizz Beatz is one of the elite names that should come to mind. The Bronx producer-DJ-rapper-fashionista-artist can virtually do anything under the sun, but he was at his most potent through the aforementioned years when he was producing rap bangers for the likes of Jay Z, T.I., DMX, and many more.
Jay Rock's "90059" To Feature A New Black Hippy Posse Cut
Jay Rock held a listening session for his upcoming album, 90059, out in L.A. over the weekend. The listening session proved to be a fruitful source of information regarding the new album, with bits and pieces about the features, sound and more making their way online.
Busta Rhymes Is Under Investigation For Allegedly Threatening To Slap A Fan
Busta Rhymes was recently arrested in New York, after getting into a kerfuffle at the gym. Busta allegedly threw a bottle of Protein Shake at a fellow gym goer, and was arrested for second degree assault.