This Red Bull Music Academy session with Q-Tip is over two hours long and about five years old, but it’s fucking incredible. Watch the interview above (or peep the abridged podcast version HERE), then listen to the playlist I made below that was inspired by it, featuring my favorite Q-Tip ATCQ songs, solo joints, features, collabos and outside productions.
Not exactly related, but here’s a dope RBMA article by the great Philip Mlynar on the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, a place where I did one of my first open mic performances ever. Read HERE.
Nuff respect to Q-Tip for sampling this absolute roots gem on “Whateva Will Be,” my favorite cut off the new A Tribe Called Quest album.
Related: Tribe Lab
A Tribe Called Quest’s new album We Got It From Here…Thank You 4 Your Service is out now, and whether you’re a day one fan or new to the Queens crew, it’s definitely worth checking out. Being a Tribe head to the core, I’m not only enjoying the new music (favorite songs out the gate are “The Space Program” and “Whateva Will Be”) but also the media coverage that is promoting it.
Complex has them on the cover of their new issue, with a full story on the making of the album, including exclusive in-studio pics you can check out HERE. And below, watch as CBS’s Gayle King takes a tour of Q-Tip’s home studio where the album was recorded.
Catch A Tribe Called Quest on tomorrow night on SNL…and watch their new lyric video for “We The People…” HERE.
RIP Phife Dawg.
Ebro goes through the new Tribe album track-by-track with Q-Tip and Jarobi on Beats 1. Listen HERE.
Also, watch ATCQ’s SNL performances HERE.
Touré has the story behind the new A Tribe Called Quest album We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service, due out November 11th. RIP Phife Dawg.
Loss Haunts A Tribe Called Quest’s First Album in 18 Years (NY Times)
DJ Rhude – The Found Tapes Vol. 3: A Tribe Called Quest