DJ, Emcee

ATCQ Releases “People’s” 25th Anniversary Edition

Today is release day for the legendary group’s 25th anniversary edition of “People’s Instinctive Travels and Paths of Rhythm.” Accompanying Tribe’s milestone is a world tour of sorts through the media waves. Included stops were Sirius XM, Hot97, and a very special visit to ESPN where the Sportscenter set was decked out in ATCQ cover art as […]

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2014’s Best: The Top Ten Hip-Hop Albums

Creating a hip-hop-centric end of the year list always gives me a bit of a challenge. For one thing, almost 20 years later, our post-Golden Era musical landscape has shifted dramatically — and understandably so. As we look forward to entering 2015, more producers and emcees have shifted their focus from reverberating the throwback sounds […]

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Emcee, Lifestyle, Media

The Friday Five

In keeping on with the Dilla Month theme for the Friday Fives this February, we’re taking a look at my favorite joints from The Ummah – a musical collective that joins together the forces of J Dilla, Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and part-time members Raphael Saadiq and D’Angelo.  So click through and get ready to […]

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The Friday Five

November marks the month when one of hip hop’s greatest and most influential albums of all time, A Tribe Called Quest’s “Midnight Marauders”, turns 20 years old.  As a young dude growing up, Tribe was definitely the most prominent sound that was molding my taste for hip hop.  To this day, whenever “Award Tour” comes […]

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