Q-Tip Hopes To Have A "Serious Discussion" With Kanye West About His Trump Remarks
Q-Tip and Kanye West have a long-documented friendship as well as working on music together, most recently with Kanye's contribution to A Tribe Called Quest's We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service. With that being said, Tip has some thoughts on Kanye's recent hospitalization and his remarks at a concert where he claimed he would have voted for Donald Trump.
A Tribe Called Quest's "We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service" Debuts At No. 1
Though Phife Dawg isn't here to witness it, A Tribe Called Quest's new album, We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service, has been a worthy testament to his legacy and as big of a success as anyone could've foreseen. We Got It from Here... is now officially the No. 1 album in the country. The group's prior and only other No. 1 came over 20 years ago, with their fourth album, Beats, Rhymes & Life. Their new album is their first in over 18 years, following The Love Movement.
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...
A Tribe Called Quest Reveals Tracklist For Final Album "We Got It From Here…"
A Tribe Called Quest's new album is special for a few reasons. First off, it's their first full-length released since 1999, secondly, it will be their final project as a group, and finally, it will bring us new verses from Phife Dawg, who recorded vocals for the album before his death in March.
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.
Q-Tip Announces Release Date For A Tribe Called Quest’s Final Album
Back in August, LA Reid confirmed the news that A Tribe Called Quest reunion album was in the works, and now we know when it’ll be arriving. On Thursday night, ATCQ member Q-Tip took to Twitter to give fans something to look forward to when he announced that the album, which is the group’s final project, is already finished & will be dropping on November 11.
Solange Announces "A Seat At The Table" Album Featuring Some Exciting Guest Appearances
Solange has announced her new project, A Seat At The Table, revealing both the artwork and tracklist for the upcoming album on Twitter today. The project will be her first since 2012's True EP, and is set to feature guest appearances from Lil Wayne, The-Dream, Kelly Rowland, Q-Tip, Kelela, BJ The Chicago Kid, Dev Hynes and Tweet. It will be released this coming Friday, September 30th. "I am overwhelmed with gratitude & excitement to share this work I've written and created, with you..." she writes.
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.
Joey Bada$$ Spoke To Q-Tip Moments Before Phife Dawg Died
During an interview on Shade 45's VIP Saturdays program, Joey Bada$$ revealed that he was on the phone with Q-Tip moments before the news of Phife Dawg's death broke.
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.
Q-Tip Named Director Of Hip-Hop Culture At Kennedy Center In DC
Washington DC's Kennedy Center recently hosted a performance of Kendrick Lamar's Kunta's Groove Sessions, and the high profile event may have convinced the venue to dive further into the world of rap. Today, an announcement has been made that legendary New York producer and rapper Q-Tip has been appointed the very first artistic director of hip-hop culture for the Kennedy Center.
12 Self-Produced Hip Hop Albums to Hear
MCs and producers are traditionally two different people, but occasionally the hip hop world is blessed with an artist that can play both roles. Dr. Dre once claimed to be a "a producer who can rap and control the maestro," and when he said it, there weren't a whole bunch of dudes who were capable of doing it. Since then, artists like MF DOOM, Kanye West, and J. Cole have made some serious beats, and then blessed them with their own flow.
A Tribe Called Quest To Rerelease Debut Album With New Remixes
The epic musical journey taken by A Tribe Called Quest began with their 1990 debut album, People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths of Rhythm. They will commemorate the album's 25th anniversary by reissuing it on November 13. “I had this album in my head for years before I did it,” Q-Tip said in a press release. “Looking at it overall, to see the thoughts of a 16-year-old gain any kind of acknowledgement makes me feel like I have arrived … But to see it in this incarnation … I’m humbled.”
5 Beats 1 Radio Shows For Hip-Hop Fans
Since launching earlier this month, Apple Music has swept the rug from under TIDAL’s feet and made a markedly successful splash, delivering a diverse catalogue of options for their new Beats Radio 1 feature. Providing 24/7 entertainment and quality-listening for such a large market can be challenging, but Apple has pulled it off-- especially when it comes to options for hip-hop fans.
#TBT: A Tribe Called Quest
Queens, New York has birthed plenty of rap stars over the years. From Run DMC to Action Bronson, the New York City borough has a rich history in the culture of hip-hop. One of the greatest groups that Queens ever gave us, however, is A Tribe Called Quest.
Q-Tip Schools Iggy Azalea In Hip-Hop History [Update: Iggy Azalea Responds]
Yesterday, Q-Tip was dragged into an argument between Azealia Banks and Action Bronson, questioning Bronson on his word choice on a few occasions. Today, the former Tribe Called Quest member targeted Iggy Azalea, who made some remarks about Banks on Twitter yesterday.
T.I. Addresses Q-Tip & Iggy Azalea, Azealia Banks Says He's "Indoctrinated"
T.I. once again came to Iggy Azalea's aid today on Twitter. Responding to Q-Tip, who sent Azalea a long-winded history lesson on social media earlier this week, Tip decided to share his feelings on white people in the hip-hop industry, claiming "not all white people out to steal our culture." He then addressed Iggy herself, telling his protege not to let the negativity get her down--that it's "a part of the territory."
D'Angelo Reveals "Black Messiah" Tracklist [Update: Album Stream Now Available]
Well, that happened fast. After more than a decade of waiting on the follow-up to his undisputed-classic Voodoo album, D'Angelo fans are getting hit left-and-right with new material from the R&B legend. Just a few hours after dropping the project's first single, D has let loose the official tracklist as well as a brief introductory note for listeners.
Hip-Hop Reacts To Grand Jury Decision In Eric Garner Case
Following the recent decision of a grand jury in Ferguson not to indict police officer Darren Wilson after he killed unarmed teen Michael Brown, another verdict has been passed that's got many Americans' heads spinning.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (November 28)
How did this week go? Not great. By another miracle of the justice system, Darren Wilson got away with murdering Michael Brown; a grand jury decided to not indict him. To put this in perspective, you need to be beyond reasonable doubt to prove a defendant is guilty. An indictment only requires suspicion. That jury didn't find suspicion with Brown suffering multiple shots. So you can see how the circumstance could cause some outrage within the hip-hop community. See them in 140 Bars Or Less.