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Today in Hip-Hop History: A Tribe Called Quest Dropped Their ‘Midnight Marauders’ LP 26 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. Aside from content, this album’s cover is it’s most distinctive quality. It features a full-frontal portrait of the same black, green, and red woman from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. 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 passing was unfortunate, he was […]

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 […]

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

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

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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

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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 […]

Source News Flash: Rick Ross | Phife Dawg | Yeezy Season 5 | Adidas | NBA

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Today in Source News Flash: Rick Ross has announced a release date for his ninth studio album Rather You Than Me – available March 17, 2017. Chance The Rapper and Jimmy Butler represent Chicago on the cover of ESPN Entertainment Issue. The title of Phife Dawg’s posthumous album was revealed – Forever. Last night, Kanye West held a […]

Listen to Papoose’s “Obituary 2016”

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Papoose pays his condolences to some of the greats. It’s fair to say that 2016 wasn’t the greatest year for everyone especially those families, friends and even fans  that lost people who meant the world to them. Papoose pays his respects to some of the greats we’ve lost in 2016. Over a soothing, jazzy instrumental […]

Mad Skillz Goes In On 2016 With The Year End “Rap Up” [Listen]

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Mad Skillz may have officially hung up the mic for the turntables but he came back one more time to air out his grievances with 2016. The seeming tradition, which started in 2002, kicks off this year’s recap over Young M.A’s  “Summer Story”  instrumental, Skillz touches on everything from the loss of Prince, Pokemon Go […]

A Tribe Called Quest Gets Memorialized With New Mural In Queens

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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 […]

Watch Jay Electronica Pay Tribute to Phife Dawg With a Freestyle in Minneapolis

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Jay Electronica joined the lengthy list of rappers and artists that have used their own talents to pay tribute to Phife Dawg, the fallen A Tribe Called Quest rapper for whom a star-studded memorial service was held in Harlem, NY last week. During a show last night in Minneapolis, the Roc Nation rapper, with help from local […]

Here’s the Video For Phife Dawg’s Posthumous New Single, “Nutshell”

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As the world continues to mourn the passing of A Tribe Called Quest emcee and rap pioneer Phife Dawg, more and more people are learning and better understanding the wide-ranging influence he had on not just rap music, but Hip Hop culture. From Kanye West to Wiz Khalifa, the late Queens native’s impact has been […]

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 […]