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Aging Gracefully - The Cemented Legacies of De La Soul & A Tribe Called Quest

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Growing up is a difficult transitional period in the lives of most, if not all human beings. There is a constant struggle between finding your maturing voice while maintaining the optimistic youthfulness that we were so eager to shed when we were younger. 2,778 more words

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The Takeover


It’s late in the evening here, and I’m up thinking. Given the fact that I am a long time nocturnal creature this is not an unusual occurrence. 434 more words

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We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest (2016)

The other big rap comeback of 2016 came from A Tribe Called Quest. Like fellow rappers De La Soul, the group emerged from the Native Tounges collective and revolutionized hip-hop with more academic centered hip-hop aimed at middle class youth who did not aspire to the gangsters or street thug aesthetic.  522 more words

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Q-Tip Deep Dives Into His Obscure Sample Sources, ATCQ's History And More On 'Questlove Supreme'

Questlove’s Pandora show Questlove Supreme is obviously a music lover’s dream when we’re talking about a music renaissance man with a vast amount of info that covers so many genres, generations and more. 812 more words

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A Tribe Called Quest Retrospect: "We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service" is more than just a thoughtful sendoff to a legendary artist

A Tribe Called Quest is hip-hop personified.

Their music catalog ranges from a decade of funk-infused beats, jazz samples and head-bobbing instrumentals that inspire the average listener to not only have a great time, but get lost in the grounded nature of Q-Tip and Phife Dawg’s wordplay. 562 more words

Q-Tip Talks A Tribe Called Quest and Kanye West

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The borough of Queens was instrumental in the growth of hip-hop and many of those influential figures got together in a room to talk about it on the most recent episode of Play.It podcast… 815 more words

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Best 7 André 3000 Features of 2016

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Dre, Johnny Vulture, André Benjamin, 3 Stacks; whatever moniker that you are accustomed to calling the ATLien is insignificant. What is of importance is the rejuvenation exhibited by… 479 more words

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