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Chris Read – “Low End Theory” (25th Anniversary Mix)

Tis the season for beautiful tributes for A Tribe Called Quest. Did you see the earlier post on that dope mural; painted on the same building atop which ATCQ rocked “Check The Rhime” in their video back in the day? Well, now we have a 25th Anniversary Mix by Chris Read titled “Low End Theory.”

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest’s stellar sophomore LP Low End Theory’ our buddy Chris Read has crafted an exclusive mix of tracks from the album, alternate versions, and original sample material. Listen up and enjoy!
– Wax Poetics



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Making Of A Mural: Street Artists Honor A Tribe Called Quest (Video)

These are Hip-Hop hieroglyphics. Respect to Greg Poole. Been hearing good things about this happening, but this vid puts it in perspective. Back in the day… to now… on the Boulevard of Linden. A Tribe Called Quest. RIP Phife.

25 years after the release of their classic LP “Low End Theory,” watch as a mural honoring A Tribe Called Quest goes up at the site of their iconic 1991 video for “Check The Rhime.”
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A Tribe Called Quest x Sesame Street x Muppets – “Scenario” (Video)

Man #SpeakLifeToPhife whenever you get a chance. And this Muppetized “Scenario” visual gives us one more chance to do so. Click play and let it happen. Get damn AMPED when you see/hear the Dawg set that joint off. First up to bat forever!

(Keep it hood. Sesame Street stand up!)

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Nappy DJ Needles – “A Tribe Called Kast” (Mixtape)


This close… thiiiiis close to calling this a ‘mashtape’ – as in a mashup of ATCQ and Outkast tracks. Whatever it’s called, this Nappy DJ Needles mix definitely has something to say. If it were up to us, it’d say #SpeakLifeToPhife

A timely tribute to two of Hip-Hop’s greatest families – Dayglow meets Dungeon. Too bad that actual Tribe and Outkast project Andre 3K spoke of at Phife’s farewell ceremony never came to be. But heads do have this. Enjoy.


Phife – “Nutshell” (Video)

The family of Malik “Phife” Taylor have decided to see his wishes through; releasing music that he had been recording for his new album, “Give Thanks.”

Phife loved his fans, and was so excited for them to hear his new music.  I feel like he would have wanted it this way.
Deisha Taylor (Phife’s wife)

Deisha, along with Phife’s longtime friend and manager, Dion Liverpool, are leading with this J Dilla produced single, “Nutshell.”

The family will be donating 50% of the proceeds from the sale of the song to two organizations that were close to Phife’s heart, the American Diabetes Association and the National Kidney Foundation.


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A Tribe Called Quest – “Electric Relaxation” feat. Wiz Khalifa (A Tribute To Phife Dawg) [Remix]


Ah yes. See The one them call Wiz over there doing it already! Very nice revisitation of some classic work put in by Phife Dawg. FREE download available now: An “Electric Relaxation” redux for you, you and you #SpeakLifeToPhife


R.I.P. Phife


We still cannot believe it. With great sadness but fondly cherished memories and thankfulness in our hearts, we at salute the recently departed Phife (aka Malik Boyce Taylor). Hip-Hop Nation stand up, salute and reminisce. You could just surf this site, imagine all the Phife-related posts removed, and get an idea of how deep the loss of the Phifer cuts. But you know what, the Tribe’s Five-Footer is not ‘lost’ to us; nor will he ever be. Remember how he spoke to and spoke life to J Dilla and Baatin in the Hereafter in his “Dear Dilla” tribute track a while back? Family, you can do the same thing even now; to and for whomever you have lost. Through the tears that will eventually give way to joy from knowing him… in whatever way you see fit from now on, you can speak life to the Brother #SpeakLifeToPhife

Your 45-year struggle here is done: Rest In Peace, Phife.

(Think ESPN is the only network that can weave Hip-Hop into the broadcast ever so nicely? NO! Watch the dopest news-school tribute to our fallen, but forever fresh friend Phife Dawg. After the jump, there’s all that and then some!)

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evitaN – “Higher” (Prod. By Paten Locke) [Video]

I heart evitaN! There, I said it. Once you run this one, you will say it, too. Dres & Jarobi with another heater, here in visual form, taking us “Higher.” I mean, Dres set this off with “I’m a Black Sheep, like Jesus.” Come onnnn. DOPE lyrics matter, son! And you KNOW it.

The hard hitting single by the Native Tongue brothers Black Sheep Dres and Jarobi of A Tribe Called Quest.



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A Tribe Called Quest Performs “Can I Kick It” On The Tonight Show (Video)

Wait… ATCQ… ALL of them? Damn right this goes up on the site! “Can I Kick It” without the question mark; no question. Just Questlove and The Roots backing up the brothers reunited to do one of their seminal hits for Jimmy Fallon’s live audience. Dope!

You can get the 25th Anniversary Edition of “People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm” now via the link below, too.


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

Whaaaaat???!! J. Cole jumped on the ATCQ classic “Can I Kick It?” Well… yeah, but not like that. Cole remixed the single for 25th Anniversary remaster of “People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm” due out November 20, 2015. Click above and enjoy the J. Cole remix.

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A Tribe Called Quest – “Footprints” (CeeLo Green Remix)

The 25th Anniversary version of ATCQ’s “People’s Instinctive Travels & The Paths Of Rhythm” will include the original tracks (remastered) AND a gang of new remixes from the likes of Pharrell Williams (which we posted) and CeeLo Green. Here’s CeeLo’s contribution, a remix to “Footprints.”

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A Tribe Called Quest – “Bonita Applebum” (Pharrell Williams Remix)

A Tribe Called Quest is doing a redux of their debut album “People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm.” Cool. Now, what we have is a Neptune‘d up version of “Bonita Applebum” (remixed by Pharrell Williams). Nice inclusion on the 25th Anniversary Edition of the classic by ATCQ.

Oh yeah, it’s noontime. Ummm… tell ya what… let’s link y’all back to the post with the incredibly sexy Stephanie Santiago as ‘Bonita Applebum’ During A Tribe Called Quest’s New York Performance.

You’re welcome.


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Eats, Rhymes, & Life: Jarobi Put ‘The Chef’ In A Tribe Called Quest (Video)

Jarobi of A Tribe Called Quest and EvitaN. He’s a real life chef talks with a catering company “Eats Rhymes & Life” (yeah, like flipping the ATCQ documentary). Enjoy this clip of him talking up his “Tribe Taco Tuesdays” and other ideas. Great stuff!

Got a friend that might need to sample that falafel taco though bruddah. For real!

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Chris Read x WhoSampled – A Tribe Called Quest’s “People’s Instinctive Travels & The Paths of Rhythm” (Mixtape)

No way it’s been 25 years!! Yup. But before anyone starts with the ‘so old’ jokes…STOP. Let’s celebrate instead. With this dope mixtape stream put together in recognition of the 25th Anniversary of the release of A Tribe Called Quest’s “People’s Instinctive Travels & The Paths of Rhythm.” Mixed by Chris Read and WhoSampled for Wax Poetics mag. All that and then some (points if you recognized what we did there with that Phife’ism).


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Phife Dawg, of ‘A Tribe Called Quest’, Rocks with DJ Rasta Root For The Toronto Raptors 20th Anniversary Celebration (Video)

Phife Dawg, of the legendary ‘A Tribe Called Quest’ performed a solo set during halftime last Friday night as a part of the Toronto Raptors’ 20th Anniversary celebrations inside Air Canada Centre. Backed by DJ Rasta Root on the 1s & 2s & as hype man, the five-foot assassin launched into a medley of classic ATCQ hits such as ‘Buggin Out’, ‘Oh My God’, ‘Can I Kick It?’, ‘Check The Rhime’, & ‘Award Tour’.

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A Tribe Called Quest Video Mix By DJ Cable (Video)

Um… hell yeah, hell yeah. Hip-Hop perfection is putting on a blend of “Bonita Applebum,” “We Got The Jazz,” “Oh My God,” “Check The Rhime,” “Award Tour” … and … you get it. Now get that and more above in a VIDEO format courtesy of DJ Cable. Intro’d by Pharrell.

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Stephanie Santiago as ‘Bonita Applebum’ During A Tribe Called Quest’s New York Performance (Full Video)

A Tribe Called Quest opened for Kanye West on the Yeezus tour & most definitely the highlight of their set had to be when “Bonita Applebum” showed up in all her glory. Model Stephanie Santiago set the internet on fire with her appearance during Q-Tip, Phife, Jarobi, & Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s set. There were literally hundreds of internet videos & photos of the event, but this video shot by my homie DJ Rasta Root was clearly the best video in it’s full entirely.  Lawd have mercy

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Jarobi Is The Guest For A Special ATCQ Edition Of OKP’s “The Questions” (Video)

So the shows A Tribe Called Quest are doing in NYC shows with Kanye West are their “final” performances, eh? We’ll see. Well, if anyone can speak on such and more things ATCQ, Jarobi White can. In a sit down for OK Player, Jarobi speaks on his gig, restaurant biz, music, rumors of his death… You know, typical interview stuff. Hahaa! Good clip though. Watch.

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Phife Dawg, 4-IZE, & Senor Kaos ‘Rush The Court’ In The Studio (Video)

Is Phife in ATL talking noise about the Falcons?? Hahaaa! This 4-IZE jawn“Rush the Court” featuring him and the homie Senor Kaos better be solid.

Check out 4-IZE (from 6 Rings) and Phife Dawg (from A Tribe Called Quest) talking about 4-IZE‘s new project “Chi-TLien” produced entirely by the Dynamite Bruhz. “Rush the Court” features Phife Dawg & Senor Kaos. The sports theme of the track got 4-IZE and Phife talking about our hometown Atlanta Falcons just after Monday’s big game. Be sure to check for more videos chronicling the recording of “Chi-TLien.”

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Ali Shaheed Speaks On His Life, A Tribe Called Quest Rumors, J Dilla, & The Importance Of Questioning Everything (Video)

Ali Shaheed Muhammad of the legendary A Tribe Called Quest heads north of the border with the brothers from Montreality for an in-depth interview on a variety of topics from his life growing up, the passing of his former manager & friend Chris Lighty, the genius of J Dilla, his upcoming solo album, his opinions on cartoons like Bugs Bunny & the importance of why you must question everything in life. This was another great & insightful interview the Montreality crew conducted with the homie Ali Shaheed….
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