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Listen to Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, Pharrell & More Honor Phife Dawg on Q-Tip’s Abstract Radio

Q-Tip's weekly Abstract Radio show Friday night was a special tribute to his A Tribe Called Quest band mate Phife Dawg, who died Tuesday due…
Colin Stutz / March 26, 2016

Just Blaze Plays Unreleased Tracks From Jay Z, Kanye West, Usher, More

Christmas came early this year if you're a hip-hop fan: On Friday night, New York power producer Just Blaze unleashed a bunch of previously unheard tracks…
Harley Brown / December 12, 2015

Q-Tip Plots Beck, Fiona Apple, and (Maybe) Kanye West Collabs for ‘The Last Zulu’

Q-Tip's long rumored solo album The Last Zulu may finally be getting closer to a release date. Though he's been teasing the album since 2013, a…
Colin Joyce / July 1, 2015

The Chemical Brothers Drop Simmering ‘Go’ Video Featuring Q-Tip

"Go," the lead single from the Chemical Brothers' forthcoming studio LP, Born in the Echoes, may as well also be their mission statement: "We're only here to…
Harley Brown / May 4, 2015

Jack White and Q-Tip Bring the Blues to A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘Excursions’ in New York

As if a sold out show at Madison Square Garden with Run the Jewels opening wasn't enough to make Jack White's Friday night tour stop…
Colin Joyce / January 31, 2015

Q-Tip Enlightens Iggy Azalea on the History of Hip-Hop

If you haven't been following the long-simmering Twitter spat between two of the year's most outspoken rappers Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks, well you honestly…
Colin Joyce / December 21, 2014

Q-Tip Teases ‘Low End Theory’ Reissue, Details Solo LP ‘The Last Zulu’

Sunday night BBC broadcast a new radio documentary, called The Story of Q-Tip, that weighed the talents and influence of A Tribe Called Quest's glassy-eyed…
Colin Joyce / June 23, 2014

Nas and Q-Tip Celebrate ‘One Love’ and ‘The World Is Yours’ on ‘Fallon’

With his Illmatic XX reissue due next week, Nas headed to The Tonight Show to celebrate the landmark album's 20th anniversary with a little help from…
Dan Reilly / April 8, 2014

Hear Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes’ Decades-Deep Mixtape ‘The Abstract & the Dragon’

Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes have snuck out a free mixtape dubbed The Abstract & the Dragon. Befitting the pair's rich respective lineages — Tip with…
Chris Martins / December 12, 2013

Kanye West Sheds Light on ‘Yeezus’ Follow-Up

Kanye West only just received SPIN's Album of the Year honor for his thorny tangram puzzle of an excellent LP, and he's already leaking details…
Chris Martins / December 5, 2013

Q-Tip Unearths Kanye West’s Long Lost ‘Mama’s Boyfriend’

A great mythology surrounds Kanye West's unreleased song "Mama's Boyfriend." He first performed it a cappella at Facebook headquarters in 2010 in what was one…
Jordan Sargent / June 6, 2013

No Trivia’s Rap Songs of the Week: Vampire Weekend Prove Their Rap-Nerd Bonafides

Eve, feat. Pusha T & Juicy J "She Bad Bad Remix"The only two songs that remind you her lunkheaded label stuck its grubby paws in…
Brandon Soderberg / May 16, 2013

Hear Fergie’s Not-So-Great ‘Gatsby’ Song ‘A Little Party Never Killed Nobody’

There's a lot to look forward to on the "executive produced by Jay-Z"-soundtrack for Baz Luhrmann's retelling of The Great Gatsby: a new Jigga track,…
Daniel Kreps / April 15, 2013

Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip Crush on Janet Jackson for Kendrick Lamar Remix

On Kendrick Lamar's good kid, M.A.A.D. City (SPIN's No. 2 album of 2012), Drake collaboration "Poetic Justice" examines the allure of written communications. The use of a sample…
Marc Hogan / December 21, 2012

How The Music World Rallied Around MCA Before His Death

Tributes to Beastie Boys' Adam "MCA" Yauch have been pouring out over the last few hours since news of his passing spread, from Diplo to…
Devon Maloney / May 4, 2012

D’Angelo Will Return to American Stage For the First Time in a Decade

Rejoice, world, for D'Angelo has been doing even more than tossing back seafood and smoothies in the studio in the few months since he reappeared…
Devon Maloney / May 3, 2012

Kanye Recruits Q-Tip, RZA for June Album

Kanye West is seeking rap redemption.
Kelsey Paine / April 6, 2010

Q-Tip, Ghostland Observatory, Matt & Kim, Santigold Headline B-Live Tour!

This year's Bacardi B-live tour will make 23 stops in cities across the country, featuring a rotating array of headliners including Q-Tip, Ghostland Observatory, Matt…
SPIN Staff / May 21, 2009

Q-Tip, Snoop, Busta on New Grandmaster Flash Album

More than 20 years after the release of his last record, 1988's On the Strength, hip-hop luminary Grandmaster Flash is readying his fifth studio album…
Larry Fitzmaurice / December 4, 2008
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