Posts tagged "Q-Tip"
#Tribe25: People's Instinctive Travels Gets An Anniversary Makeover

#Tribe25: People’s Instinctive Travels Gets An Anniversary Makeover

A Tribe Called Quest’s legendary debut album is being remastered and repackaged to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

Q-Tip Talks Tribe, Anniversaries, "Last Zulu" & More In BBC Radio Interview

Q-Tip Talks Tribe, Anniversaries, “Last Zulu” & More In BBC Radio Interview

The Abstract Poetic discusses, well…beats, rhymes & life in an illuminating BBC One interview.

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 9: Slipping You Some (Native) Tongues

Blerd Radio 2014 | Episode 9: Slipping You Some (Native) Tongues

Get ready for a tongues-tastic podcast celebrating our favorite hip-hop collective.

The Quest Continues: Tribe Reunites For Yeezus

The Quest Continues: Tribe Reunites For Yeezus

1nce again…Tribe is back (for two shows.)

Leaders of the New School Reunite: A Great Day For Hip-Hop in Brooklyn

Leaders of the New School Reunite: A Great Day For Hip-Hop in Brooklyn

At the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival this weekend, Busta Rhymes brought out some surprise guests-Charlie Brown and Dinco D. The three initially gained fame in the early Nineties as Leaders Of The New School. LoNS split up after two albums, as Busta’s star power proved too big for a group dynamic. Charlie and Dinco both became estranged from Busta over the years, but apparently the three have made amends and performed together for the first time in sixteen years. No word […]

Why the Hell Should I Like… A Tribe Called Quest? (The Rebuttal)

“ Why the hell should I like… ?” is an experiment of sorts between Popblerd and The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit . What we’re going to attempt to do is to pick 10 songs from our favorite artists — one for which the other has professed dislike or disinterest — and show them why they’re wrong. I know it’s probably hard to believe, but I didn’t listen to a lot of hip hop growing up. I know, it’s nuts right? Sure I had a copy […]

Another Opinion On Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest

Big Money Mike and I were going to collaborate on a review of the new Michael Rapaport documentary about A Tribe Called Quest. But in the back of my mind, I knew that Mike was going to have a lot to say and I thought he should post his thoughts alone ( which he did here ) and I could come in a few days later and give a few opinions on my own. This isn’t a full-fledged review, as I already did that […]

Pass the Popcorn: “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest”

If you’re a regular reader of this site, you’re aware of my extreme excitement regarding the debut of “Beats, Rhymes & Life”, the Michael Rapaport-directed documentary about the lives and careers of rap legends A Tribe Called Quest. You’re probably also aware of the controversy regarding the film. The group members-Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Jarobi White and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, have not presented a united front on the film, and Q-Tip in particular has not been supportive, claiming that he’s cast […]

“Beats, Rhymes & Life” Official Trailer Hits the Airwaves

I’ve been talking about this Tribe Called Quest documentary for a hot minute, and with the film finally scheduled to hit theaters later this summer, anticipation on my end has reached a fever pitch. A new trailer for the film recently surfaced on Yahoo, and this looks like it’s going to be one of the all time hip-hop docs, nay, MUSIC docs of all time. I can not fucking wait. Michael Rapaport did his thing here. Opening dates for “Beats, […]

Give Me “Beats, Rhymes & Life”!: Tribe Doc Gets Release Dates

If you, like me, have been salivating for a viewing of the controversial Michael Rapaport-directed Tribe Called Quest documentary “Beats, Rhymes & Life”, then you’re in luck, as a national rollout was just announced. The film premiered at the Sundance festival earlier this year, screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC last night, and officially premieres in New York and Los Angeles on the 8th of July. Over the following month or so, it will hit most major cities […]

Moonlighting: Raphael Saadiq on Popdose (Plus a Playlist!)

A Twitter conversation that began when I posted Raphael Saadiq’s new “Radio” single a week and a half ago led me to promising Popdose Grand Poobah Jeff Giles that I would complete a guide to Saadiq’s music. These guides are a lot of fun to do, but they’re a lot of work. I can’t say that I remember every single song in anyone’s discography, so over the next few days I listened to all of my old Tony Toni Tone albums (and […]

A Satisfying (But Not Groundbreaking) Look Into Mark Ronson’s “Record Collection”

It must be nice to have Mark Ronson’s Rolodex. Well, it would be if people still used Rolodexes. His stepdad is Foreigner’s Mick Jones. He’s been buds with Sean Lennon since childhood. He’s a celebrity DJ of note, and he’s also a Grammy-winning producer (Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black”), whose first couple of albums boasted collaborations with everyone from Ghostface Killah and Anthony Hamilton to Robbie Williams and Ol’ Dirty Bastard. Ronson’s third album, [amazon-product text=”Record Collection”” tracking_id=”popblerdcom-20″ type=”text”]B003LPUM5Y[/amazon-product]  (actually […]