1. Q-Tip Wants to Have a 'Serious Discussion' With Kanye West About His Donald Trump Comments

    November 28, 2016 12:37 PM EST Earlier this month,  A Tribe Called Quest proved they were still a formidable name in hip-hop when the Queens rap crew  scored a No.1 album with  We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service . Helping bolster their comeback was the release of their politically charged single "We the…

  2. 10 Best Quotes From A Tribe Called Quest's Hilarious #CRWN Interview

    November 19, 2016 12:50 PM EST Elliott Wilson interviewed Q-Tip, Jarobi White, Busta Rhymes and Consequence for his series. For years, journalist Elliott Wilson has engaged today's hip-hop and rap scene in open and revealing dialog by way of his interview series #CRWN . He has spoken with DJ Khaled , Drake , Nicki…

  3. New A Tribe Called Quest Album Due Nov. 11, 'SNL' to Follow

    October 27, 2016 9:40 PM EDT A new Tribe Called Quest album is officially due out Nov. 11 via Epic Records. The iconic New York City hip-hop group's sixth album, its first since 1998's The Love Movement and first new release since founding member  Phife Dawg 's death March 22, will be followed by a…

  4. Alicia Keys Shuts Down Times Square With Hometown Concert

    October 10, 2016 11:52 AM EDT It's been four years since Alicia Keys ' last album Girl On Fire , and just days after announcing her forthcoming studio LP Here -- set to be released on Nov. 4 -- Alicia Keys treated her hometown New York City to a secret concert on Sunday (Oct. 9). In lieu of headlining a show at…

  5. Solange Knowles Shares Clips for 'Don't Touch My Hair' and 'Cranes in the Sky': Watch

    October 03, 2016 2:42 AM EDT Solange Knowles has shared the official videos for a pair of new songs, “Don’t Touch My Hair” (featuring  Sampha ) and “Cranes in the Sky”. Knowles posted the new clips at her YouTube channel over the weekend.  Both tracks appear on Knowles’ latest album A Seat at the Table, which dropped…

  6. Hip-Hop's 10 Best Reunions

    September 20, 2016 3:38 PM EDT Judging by Diddy ’s Bad Boy Family reunion tour and Dungeon Family ’s reunion at Atlanta’s One Music Festival, rap reunions have been all the rage as of late. Providing a nostalgic glimpse for fans and a return to relevance for artists, reunions can go a long way at preserving the legacy of…

  7. Intro to Phife Dawg: 8 Songs You Need to Know

    April 06, 2016 11:05 AM EDT Hip-hop lost a gifted rhymer with the recent passing of Phife Dawg (real name Malik Taylor), a founding member of A Tribe Called Quest , who died last month at the age of 45 due to complications from diabetes. The Queens native started pumping out his witty rhymes as a teen in the late ‘80s,…

  8. A Tribe Called Quest Issues Statement on Phife Dawg's Death: 'We Are Devastated'

    March 23, 2016 7:27 PM EDT A Tribe Called Quest has issued a statement following the death of member Malik I. Taylor, popularly known as Phife Dawg  "The 5 Foot Assassin." Taylor died Tuesday at the age of 45 due to complications resulting from diabetes .  Phife Dawg , Founding Member of A Tribe Called Quest,…

  9. Large Professor Remembers His 'Witty, Sharp, Smooth' Friend Phife Dawg

    March 23, 2016 6:57 PM EDT Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, New York was the epicenter of hip-hop, with groups like Main Source , 3rd Bass , De La Soul and the Jungle Brothers all adding their own individual styles, cutting-edge production and dynamic lyricism to the genre's melting pot. But A Tribe Called…

  10. Q-Tip Named Kennedy Center's First Artistic Director for Hip Hop Culture Series

    March 08, 2016 2:14 PM EST In honor of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' forthcoming Hip Hop Culture series, rap legend Q-Tip has been named the program's first artistic director. The Tribe Called Quest veteran will curate the series at the Washington D.C. center, which will explore the…

  11. Grammys 2016 Preview: Jamie XX, Skrillex and Diplo and More Dance Music Nominees on Their Hit Music

    February 13, 2016 9:15 AM EST Best Dance/ Electronic Album Our Love Caribou Label Merge Records Like most electronic-dance producers, Canadian Dan Snaith has more than one alias: Daphni, for spontaneously generated dance tracks, and his longer-lasting alter ego, Caribou, which explores a wide array of less traditional DJ…

  12. Chemical Brothers Announce New Album, Share First Track 'Sometimes I Feel So Deserted': Listen

    April 23, 2015 11:13 PM EDT The Chemical Brothers will return this July with Born In The Echoes , their first album in five years.  According to the blurb accompanying the announcement, the 11-track album is a “collection of lean, propulsive machine driven music” featuring collaborations from the likes of Q-Tip , Ali…

  13. Exclusive: Mobb Deep Talk Career Beginnings & 'The Infamous' on Its 20th Anniversary

    April 20, 2015 12:15 PM EDT Prodigy & Havoc also say they're hoping to have a new album out this year. Two teenagers are standing outside of Island Def Jam on Broadway soliciting their tapes. It's 1991 and the music from  Mobb Deep 's Prodigy and Havoc -- then known as Albert Johnson and Kejuan…

  14. Q-Tip Weighs In On Iggy Azalea

    December 20, 2014 8:04 PM EST On the same day  Lupe Fiasco  was  asked  about  Iggy Azalea  by a fan,  Q-Tip  took to Twitter on Saturday (Dec. 20) to also share his opinion of the female rapper who has faced her share of criticism about cultural misappropriation this year. He went on a lengthy Twitter spree,…

  15. D'Angelo's 'Black Messiah' Out at Midnight Tonight: Track List Revealed & Title Explained

    December 14, 2014 6:12 PM EST D'Angelo 's long-awaited full-length album, Black Messiah , will be out Sunday night, according to a Tweet by collaborator Q-Tip. It was confirmed by reps at a listening party Sunday that the LP will be released at midnight. @dangleo  album out 2nite! Black Messiah! — QTip (…

  16. Mariah Carey, 'Me. I Am Mariah... The Elusive Chanteuse': Track-by-Track Review

    May 23, 2014 10:42 AM EDT In the nearly five years since Mariah Carey's last proper studio album, the singer has given birth to twins, served a stint on "American Idol," and reaffirmed her acting skills with a couple of films thankfully not called "Glitter II." She's also logged a ton…

  17. Nas, 'Illmatic' At 20: Classic Track-by-Track Review

    April 18, 2014 12:45 PM EDT There are few artists in hip-hop who have ever truly matched their hype. Twenty years ago today, on April 19, 1994, Nasir "Nas" Jones became one of them. On that day he released his highly-anticipated debut album, "Illmatic." And while the project didn't initially…

  18. Bruce Springsteen Nabs 10th Chart-Topper in Britain with 'High Hopes'

    January 20, 2014 5:40 AM EST Bruce Springsteen notched his tenth No. 1 album in the U.K. yesterday (Jan. 19) with “High Hopes” (Columbia/Sony Music), as Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” (Back Lot) moved past the half-million sales mark to stake another week atop the singles chart.  Springsteen’s total of ten album…

  19. Oscars Name 75 Songs in Contention for Original Song Award

    December 16, 2013 7:30 PM EST Five songs from “The Great Gatsby,” four of the five Golden Globe nominees and another 66 recordings have been deemed eligible for the Original Song category for the 86th Academy Awards. “Great Gatsby,” the best-seller of any soundtrack released in 2013, has Jay Z’s "100$ Bill,"…

  20. Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes Release 'The Abstract & The Dragon' Mixtape: Listen

    December 12, 2013 1:53 PM EST Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip team up for their collaborative mixtape, "The Abstract & The Dragon." The 28-song mixtape is laced with new collaborations, remixes and old school hits of their own ("Scenario," "Vivrant Thing"). The rappers gave fans a taste of "…

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