The xx, A Tribe Called Quest & Pet Shop Boys To Headline Bestival 2017

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This year’s Bestival has revealed their official line-up, which sees The xx, A Tribe Called Quest and Pet Shop Boys as the main headliners. In addition, Danny Brown, Ray BLK, Stefflon Don, Justice, Little Dragon, Dizzee Rascal, Laura Mvula and many more can also be seen on the line-up, along with many different stages.

Bestival takes place 7th to 10th September in Dorset, England’s Lulworth Estate. Get your tickets here.

A Tribe Called Quest, Lorde & Gucci Mane Added To Roskilde 2017

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UPDATE: …and The Weeknd has been added as a headliner. No ‘False Alarm’ here, folks.

UPDATE #2: The likes of Lorde, A Tribe Called Quest and Gucci Mane are among new acts added to the line-up (below).

Denmark festival Roskilde has announced it’s first set of acts for next year: at the top of the bunch of Foo Fighters, (who have already surprised fans with a scheduled appearance at Open’er). In addition, Moderat/Modeselektor, Trentemøller, Angel Olsen, G-Eazy and more have been added to the line-up.

Tickets for Roskilde officially go on sale tomorrow. You can get more info on the festival — which takes place 24th June to 1st July — here.

A Tribe Called Quest – We The People… (Video)

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Following a live rendition on Saturday Night Live, A Tribe Called Quest premiere their new music video for ‘We The People…’, taken from their final album We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service. The clip sees the legendary collective (with the additions of honorary members Busta Rhymes and Consequence) surrounded by a mass of microphones, spreading the message to protesters on the streets. In addition to a Phife Dawg mural on display, Ali Shaheed Muhammad can be seen via a television screen.

Enjoy above and get the album here; in related news, Phife Dawg was recently given his own street on the corner of Linden Boulevard and 192nd Street in the St. Albans neighborhood of Queens, New York…you can see insta-clips of that below.

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SNL: Dave Chappelle Monologue, A Tribe Called Quest (& More)

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Make no mistake: Dave Chappelle’s appearance on Saturday Night Live was one for the ages. Also true: A Tribe Called Quest’s performance segments were as amazing as they were bittersweet, given the loss of Phife Dawg (who received an equally powerful tribute).

Above, you can enjoy Dave’s monologue; A Tribe’s performance and other hilarious clips can be found below.



STREAM: A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here, Thank You For Your Service

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It’s finally here — today sees the release of A Tribe Called Quest’s sixth and final album, We Got It From Here, Thank You For Your Service, which acts as both a celebration of one of Rap’s most legendary as well as a symbolism of closure following Phife Dawg’s untimely death.

In regards to hard-copies, the album is presented in double-disc format; the original four (Q-Tip, Jarobi, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Phife) are also joined by extended family members Busta Rhymes and Consequence alongside Elton John, Jack White, Kanye West, Talib Kweli, Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar.

Stream We Got It From Here, Thank You For Your Service below. UPDATE: We also included the Tribe’s interview with Ebro Darden on Beats 1.

ARTWORK: A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here, Thank You 4 Your Service

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This week, Q-Tip and A Tribe Called Quest revealed the artwork for their final album, We Got It From Here, Thank You 4 Your Service, which harkens back to the woman in red and green stripes that we’ve seen on previous releases.

The project drops 11th November…in the meantime, you can check out a recent feature the remaining members of ATCQ did with New York Times here.

Q-Tip Announces Final A Tribe Called Quest Album

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Big, big, big news. Following an announcement from Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid, Q-Tip has come forward to confirm that a final A Tribe Called Quest album is done and set to be released 11th November (this was recorded prior to Fife’s unfortunate passing). There is literally nothing else left to say in the post, so feel free to enjoy the message below.

A Tribe Called Quest Release Statement On Phife Dawg’s Passing; Kendrick Lamar Pays Tribute

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A Tribe Called Quest has released an official statement regarding the unfortunate passing of founding member Phife Dawg, who had succumbed to complications from diabetes. Full statement below:

Our hearts are heavy. We are devastated. This is something we weren’t prepared for although we all know that life is fleeting. It was no secret about his health and his fight. But the fight for his joy and happiness gave him everything he needed. The fight to keep his family happy, his soul happy and those around him happy, gave him complete and unadulterated joy… until he heeded his fathers call.

We love his family his mother, his father, his son, his wife, his nieces, his family here in New York, Atlanta, California and Trinidad.

Thank you for the outpouring of prayers and support from the fans, fellow artists, music outlets, blogs, radio stations, DJ’s, social media and the music community at large. This too is part of his joy and means a lot to him. His family is overwhelmed by the support, well wishes and are thankful. His music and what he’s contributed is seismic and hard to measure. He’s affected us as much as he’s affected all of you. We’re inspired by his daily joy and courage. He wasn’t in pain. He was happy. We take comfort in knowing he will be beside his grandmother.

We ask that you respect our privacy at this time.

Also: Kendrick Lamar (who is currently in Australia) paid tribute to the lost Hip-Hop icon during his Sydney performance (below). R.I.P. to a legend.

A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg Dead At 45

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Man. Legendary rapper Phife Dawg from A Tribe Called Quest has passed away at the age of 45. There isn’t yet an exact cause of death revealed (UPDATE: Official statement from Phife’s family is below); with that said, Phife — born Malik Taylor November 20th, 1970 in Queens, NYC — has a history of health issues for a while now, including diabetes and a kidney transplant.

Read more on Phife Dawg here. Huge condolences go out to his family, friends and loved ones.

We regret to share the news that on Tuesday March 22nd, 2016, Malik has passed away due to complications resulting from diabetes. Malik was our loving husband, father, brother and friend. We love him dearly. How he impacted all our lives will never be forgotten. His love for music and sports was only surpassed by his love of God and family.

A Tribe Called Quest Reunites On ‘The Tonight Show’ (Video)

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In celebration of their 25th anniversary reissue (of their debut, People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm), A Tribe Called Quest (as in all of them — Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed and Jarobi) appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show to perform the classic cut ‘Can I Kick It?’. Naturally, The Roots provided assistance during the performance.

Check it out above and get your copy of the re-release here. SIDENOTE: Kind of interesting that the crew just walked off the stage like that…

A Tribe Called Quest – Can I Kick It? (J. Cole Remix)

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Before the 25th anniversary of People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm is released this Friday, A Tribe Called Quest reveals a remix of ‘Can I Kick It?’, which features assistance from J. Cole. Much like CeeLo Green’s take on ‘Footprints’, the North Carolina emcee brings the tune to the present by added some cohesive bars alongside Q-Tip and Phife’s classic verses.

Check it out above and pre-order People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (25th Anniversary Edition) via iTunes.

A Tribe Called Quest Feat. CeeLo Green – Footprints (Remix)

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Setting aside his own forthcoming album for a moment: Cee-Lo Green has contributed to A Tribe Called Quest’s forthcoming re-release of their debut People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm (in lieu of the album’s 25th anniversary). The result? A more vivid version of ‘Footprints’, which sees the Goodie Mob alum jumping in toward the end of the track.

Check out ‘Footprints (Remix)’ below and pre-order the re-release here. It certainly feels good to hear CeeLo rapping some dope bars again.

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