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The Source Magazine Remembers Phife Dawg Three Years Later

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Phife Dawg, born Malik Taylor, was a founding member of Hip Hop pioneers A Tribe Called Quest, along with group members Q-Tip, Jarobi White, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad. On March 22, 2016, Phife’s relatives revealed in a public statement: “We regret to share the news that on Tuesday March 22nd, 2016, Malik has passed away […]

Happy Birthday Phife Dawg! (R.I.P.)

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On this day in 1970, the second lyrical half of A Tribe Called Quest, Phife Dawg was born. Born Malik Isaac Taylor in Queens, New York, Phife is one-fourth of one of the most influential groups in Hip Hop culture; A Tribe Called Quest. It’s been almost three years since Phife lost his battle with […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: A Tribe Called Quest Dropped Their ‘Midnight Marauders’ LP 25 Years Ago!

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On this day in Hip-Hop history, A Tribe Called Quest Released their third studio album Midnight Marauders. As the group’s most popular work, this album marked the height of Hip Hop’s Afrocentric/hippie movement. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Aside from content, this album’s cover is it’s most distinctive quality. It features a full frontal portrait of the […]

A Tribe Called Quest Celebrates 25th Anniversary of ‘Midnight Marauders’ with Capsule Collection


Words by: Rashad Grove Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information As A Tribe Called Quest celebrates the 25th anniversary of their classic LP Midnight Marauders on November 9th, the album will be re-released with a capsule collection. Items included in the capsule are the Midnight Marauders hoodie, the track listing tees which are t-shirts designed with […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: ATCQ Drops Their ‘Low End Theory’ Album 27 Years Ago

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On this date in 1991, Queens emcees Q-Tip and the late Phife Dawg along with their DJ Ali Shaheed Muhammad released the group’s second full-length studio album Low End Theory. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The sophomore jinx definitely did not come into play with this project from Tribe, with both Tip and Phife’s rhyme […]

10 Best Hip Hop-Themed Sneaker Releases

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As we await A$AP Rocky’s Under Armour shoe, the latest YEEZY release by Kanye West alongside adidas, and whether Drake will decide if he’s #TeamAdidas or #TeamNike, one thing that’s for sure is that Hip-Hop has an obsession with sneakers: then again, who doesn’t? Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information We decided to sift through some […]

The New OFF-WHITE™ Low-Top Trainers Pay Lowkey Homage to ATCQ

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Virgil Abloh is currently killing it, both as Louis Vuitton’s latest leading menswear designer and on his own under the OFF-WHITE™ label. Being that footwear has always been a winner for the brand, it’s only fitting that we’re getting a new low-top silhouette just in time for the hottest month of summer. Visit streaming.thesource.com for […]

A Tribe Called Quest Releases Their Final Visual ‘The Space Program’

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Three months ago, A Tribe Called Quest released their final music video, “The Space Program.” However, the late March visual accompaniment to 2016’s We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service album was only available to some platform subscribers. Now, the incredible farewell video (dedicated to the late Phife Dawg) from the group is […]

Q-Tip Revamps the Coming of His New Album ‘The Last Zulu’

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Six years ago, Q-Tip undisputed Hip-Hop legend and lead member of the iconic A Tribe Called Quest signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music. His fourth solo effort, The Last Zulu was supposed to be his prime release with the label, but the said drop has yet to happen. On Saturday night, Tip revamped the coming […]

May The 4th…. Be With You: Best Hip-Hop’s Star War Name Drops


Star Wars originally hit the big screen just as Hip-Hop was finding its feet so it’s only natural that the pop culture phenomenon had an influence on those who were also finding their creative feet at around the same time. A science fiction/fantasy movie franchise that broke through the barriers and becomes adored by more […]

Today In Hip Hop History: A Tribe Called Quest Dropped Their Debut Album ‘The People’s Instinctive Travels And The Path To Rhythm’ LP 28 Years Ago


Ahead of its time to say the least, A Tribe Called Quest‘s experimental, alternative, jazz rap was originally unappreciated by mainstream audiences. It took six years for the Tribe’s first album to hit gold. The album might not have been a huge commercial success at first, but their innovative and comedic sound beautifully balanced the light-hearted […]

Q-Tip Set To Play Jazz Legend Miles Davis In New Nelson George Stage Production

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A Tribe Called Quest‘s own, Q-Tip will star in an upcoming stage production written by author and music critic Nelson George about the momentous times of jazz legend Miles Davis. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Titled, My Funny Valentine, the production transpires during one of Davis most revered eras in 1981, a time of misfortune […]

Remembering Phife Dawg! (R.I.P.) Phife’s Five Hottest Verses

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On this day in Hip Hop history, the second lyrical half of A Tribe Called Quest, Phife Dawg was born. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Born Malik Isaac Taylor in Queens, New York, the Five Foot Assassin is a part of one of the most influential groups in Hip Hop culture. Even though Phife’s premature […]

A Tribe Called Quest Set To Make A “Major Announcement” On Monday

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As time goes by, hip-hop greats tend to become greater. The past two years have been pretty eventful for the legendary hip-hop collective, A Tribe Called Quest. In the first quarter of 2016, the group’s lead emcee, Phife Dawg unexpectedly passed away from complications tied to diabetes, sending the entire hip-hop community into a vague […]

Q-Tip Blasts the Grammys for ATCQ Nomination Snub

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Words by Megan A. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The nominations for the 2018 Grammys was announced yesterday and a lot of people were happy to hear who the lucky nominees are. However, one person is very upset over a Grammys snub, and rightfully so. A Tribe Called Quest’s founding member Q-Tip took to his […]

Q-Tip Goes in on Grammys, Calls Out 9th Wonder for Exclusion [Watch]

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Living legend and one-fourth of the infamous A Tribe Called Quest member Q-Tip has a bone to pick with the Grammys and a few nominees. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information In a post on Instagram, Tip blasts the Grammys for their exclusion of ATCQ’s final album We Got It From Here Thank You For Your Service, […]

Happy Birthday to a Hip-Hop Legend: Phife Dawg

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Today, Nov. 20th marks the birthday of A Tribe Called Quest’s funkiest lyricist, Phife Dawg. The 5-foot assassin would have turned 47 years old today. In March 2016, Phife Dawg passed away from complications deriving from diabetes. “When’s the last time you heard a funky diabetic?” Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The swift flow and […]

Talib Kweli Teams With Anderson .Paak For ‘Traveling Light’ Track & Visual

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Talib Kweli is spreading consciousness the Brooklyn way in his Hip-Hop cultured filled visual featuring multi-talent Anderson .Paak, “Traveling Light.” For the true hip-hop enthusiast, this is perhaps, a legendary bound piece of work. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information The Black Star class-act of an emcee starts off the track with lyrics that hone one of […]

A Tribe Called Quest Has Teamed Up With Vans

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A Tribe Called Quest’s legendary music has ceased production yet the group is still an iconic entity. Collaborating with Vans on a new sneaker, Tribe teased on Instagram the “Bonita” Vans. Named after the timeless hit from the classic record People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, the “Bonita” Sk8-Hi was previewed at ComplexCon over the […]