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Kanye West Speaks on Phife Dawg’s Influence at His Memorial in Harlem

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Phife Dawg‘s memorial is going down right now at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York City, and unannounced, Kanye West just took the stage, and in a brief speech, he explained that A Tribe Called Quest “raised” him, and praised their ability to sample, and credited them with inspiring his musicality. Watch the tail […]

A Tribe Called Quest Honors Phife Dawg With Queens Event This Week


Last month, the entire Hip Hop world–and then some–mourned the loss of one of the most innovative emcees to ever touch a mic, A Tribe Called Quest‘s Phife Dawg, Q-Tip‘s deft running mate and the originator of some of the smoothest, most in-pocket flows the rap game has ever seen. His sudden death certainly impacted […]

Kobe Bryant Reacts to the Passing of A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg

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Kobe Bryant grew up in Philadelphia, which is just a two-hour drive from New York City, where Phife Dawg rose to prominence as one of the most versatile emcees of his generation.  In an interview for LakersNation.com, Kobe reflected on the tragic and sudden passing of a rap pioneer, explaining Phife was someone who was able […]

#RIPPHIFE: Today Is A Sad Day For Hip Hop


As the Hip Hop community mourns the sudden loss of Phife Dawg (real name Malik Taylor), one of the greatest emcees to ever get on the mic, an overwhelming sense of sadness is hard to escape for many. The impact A Tribe Called Quest (ATCQ) had on Hip Hop culture can be felt in every […]

You On Point, Phife: Phife Dawg’s 10 Most Memorable Lyrics


This morning [March 23, 2016], the news broke of A Tribe Called Quest‘s Phife Dawg passing away at the age of 45, leaving behind the world in which his lyrics would indefinitely change the realm of Hip Hop both sonically and culturally. Phife (born Malik Taylor) co-founded A Tribe Called Quest in 1985 along with Q–Tip, Ali […]

Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest Passes Away at 45


According to DJ Chuck Chillout‘s Twitter post, the legendary Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest has passed away at the young age of 45. Chuck Chillout posted the Tweet just after 1 a.m. EST Wednesday morning [March 23]. The Five-Foot Assassin has been battling his health for years, consistently fighting Type-I diabetes, which he developed in […]

Kennedy Center Names Q-Tip As Artistic Director For Hip Hop Culture

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NYC’s Kennedy Center has decided to make Hip-Hop a part of its curriculum for 2016 and who is a better candidate for the center’s first artistic director of Hip Hop than A Tribe Called Quest‘s frontman Q-Tip? In Tuesday’s press release from the KC, “Q-Tip will establish a dynamic, new program that will stretch across […]

J. Cole Remixes A Tribe Called Quests “Can I Kick It?”

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A Tribe Called Quest‘s now seminal debut album “People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm” celebrated 25 years this past spring. With that, the Jamaica, Queens, NY collective are slated to re-release the set this Friday November 17th, digitally remastered, along with three new remixes to boot. Two of the prior redux versions have already […]

Happy Birthday to the Legendary Q-Tip!

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The legendary emcee, producer, DJ and actor celebrates his 44th born day today! Today we say a big Happy Birthday to a hip hop legend and pioneer, Q-Tip! Born Jonathan Davis on April 10, 1970, Q-Tip helped found the one and only A Tribe Called Quest in 1985 with his high school friends Phife Dawg, […]

Listen to Slum Village “Push It Along” Featuring Phife Dawg

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To celebrate the start of their multi-city tour kicking off in New York tonight, Slum Village releases a new cut featuring A Tribe Called Quest legend Phife Dawg.  A funky raw record to help you push through the negativity, “Push it along” is sure to fill any empty soul with motivation.  You can find the […]

Q-Tip In The Studio With Dr.Dre

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A Tribe Called Detox? Q-Tip just took to social media to show us something of epic proportions. The picture, came with the caption ” #detox #lastzulu #hideyodrummachines#beatsnrhymes” .  No other information is available at this time, but a legendary team up like this would have to lead to something major, the fact that Tip mentioned the mythical beast […]

Slum Village Will Donate All Proceeds From New Single To J Dilla’s Children

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After being released nearly a week ago via Noisey, Slum Village’s new Jay Dee-produced single, “Yes Yes”, has already amassed hundreds of thousands of plays. Yesterday, the camp and Dilla’s “Yancey Media Group” made a very special announcement, stating that the song was now available for download and 100% of the proceeds from it will go […]

Two Child Prodigies Immortalize Pop Culture Through Art

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For most of us, drawing in elementary school consisted of stick figures with smiley faces, structurally unsound two-dimensional houses, and small animals that were incredibly disproportionate to their human counterparts. The sun was drawn out of its astronomically accurate position with rays in every direction, cars were box-shaped, bulky and varied greatly from the Corvette […]