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Happy Birthday to a Hip-Hop Legend: Phife Dawg

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?” The swift flow and eloquent lyrics of Malik Izaak […]

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

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. The Black Star class-act of an emcee starts off the track with lyrics that hone one of the many essences of hip-hop […]

A Tribe Called Quest Has Teamed Up With Vans

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 […]

15 Hip Hop Songs Nia Long is Mentioned in

15 Hip Hop Songs Nia Long is Mentioned in

Nia Long is a timeless Hip Hop muse. She is consistently name dropped in songs since the 1990s. But can you blame these rappers? The actress turned 47 today and she looks just as good as she did in her film debut in Boyz n the Hood.  In 1993, A Tribe Called Quest’s late, great […]

Big Boi Reveals An Outkast-ATCQ Album Was In The Works

It was last week, as one-half of duo Outkast, Big Boi made his rounds promoting his latest solo album Boomiverse that he stopped by New York’s Hot 97 and made a striking revelation. Sitting down with Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez, he mentioned that Outkast and A Tribe Called Quest were actually in the process of […]

The Source Magazine Remembers Phife Dawg One Year Later

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 […]

LA’s FYF FEST Is Back and Bigger Than Ever!

Los Angles’s own FYF FEST is back! This past week [March 21, 2017] the good people over at Goldenvoice released one of the best festival line up’s so far this year. Featuring a new three-day platform (July 21-23) and the return of a comedy segment, it seems that FYF has taken the gloves off for […]

Russel Simmons Discusses Upcoming Hip Hop Musical “The Scenario”

Russell Simmons talks new musical “The Scenario” Set to hit the 2017-18 theatrical season, Russell Simmon’s hip hop musical The Scenario will debut in New York before taking on a 30-city tour across the U.S. The Hip Hop mogul has been carefully crafting The Scenario since 2015 right around the same time, a successful hip hop […]

A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes Participate In Street Naming For Phife Dawg

“Linden Boulevard, represent, represent.” Just one day before what would have been his 46th birthday, A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg was honored by having the block he affectionately referenced incessantly in his rhymes named after him. With a sea of people screaming his name and his family and friends-including his parents, brother, and wife […]

All the Amazing Things That Happened When Dave Chappelle Hosted ‘SNL’

Watching the last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live was like throwback after throwback: host Dave Chappelle’ cracks at society and race, A Tribe Called Quest performance (RIP Phife Dawg) with Busta Rhymes and Consequence, and Chris Rock’s help on some sketches. As 2016 ends, Chappelle’s monologue echoed key moments that occurred this year—mass shootings, […]

[Watch] A Tribe Called Quest Drops New Visual For “We The People”

After releasing their first new album in 18 years, A Tribe Called Quest has decided to bless fans even more by dropping the debut of their lyric video for “We the People….” The video features the group’s iconic imagery, including the figure from The Low End Theory coming to life. Touching on subjects from mass incarceration, discrimination […]

A Tribe Called Quest Approaches The Release Of Their Final Album

A Tribe Called Quest is one of the most legendary hip-hop groups in the history of the culture. They’ve paved the way for the artists of today and are held in high regard by their peers and hip-hop fans worldwide. On November 11th they are scheduled to release their final project which also happens to […]

Stance Socks Release A Tribe Called Quest Line In Honor of the Hip Hop Legends

Stance Socks has added a few designs to honor A Tribe Called Quest in the company’s Fall 2016 Anthem line. The ATCQ sock, strung together on Stance’s Classic Pique fit, features imagery from the group’s 1993 iconic album, Midnight Marauders, as well as profiles of all original members—Q-Tip‎, ‎Ali Shaheed Muhammad‎, Jarobi and the late, great Phife […]

A Tribe Called Quest Gets Memorialized With New Mural In Queens

Earlier this year, A Tribe Called Quest lost a beloved member of their group: Malik Izaak Taylor, also known as Phife Dawg, to a long time battle against diabetes. Phife left his mark on New York City’s Hip Hop landscape and more importantly, on his home borough of Queens. The community immediately held a vigil […]