Posts tagged "a tribe called quest"

Quizzing Action Bronson About Other Musicians From Queens

Action Bronson is hardly the first great rapper to hail from Queens, but it's admittedly been a while since the heydays of Run-D.M.C., LL Cool…
By: Dan Weiss / March 30, 2015

Souls of Mischief’s New Concept Album to Feature Busta Rhymes, Ali Shaheed Muhammed

After looking back last year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Souls of Mischief's legendary 93 'Til Infinity, the iconic Bay Area hip-hop quartet ha…
By: Colin Stutz / June 13, 2014

The 20 Best Albums of 1993

The 20 best albums of 1993, ranked by SPIN's editors. [This list was originally published in the January 1994 issue of SPIN.]…
By: SPIN Staff / February 25, 2014

A Tribe Called Quest Tease Retirement After Kanye West Gigs

A Tribe Called Quest will serve as the opening act for two shows on Kanye West's fast-approaching Yeezus tour. That's a noteworthy pairing in and…
By: Kyle McGovern / October 16, 2013

Chris Lighty and Hip-Hop’s Balance of Art and Commerce

Back when rap was just beginning to become big business, it was still relatively ungoverned and, as a result, seemingly a world away from the…
By: Brandon Soderberg / August 31, 2012

20 Essential Songs From the Dearly Departed Arista, Jive, and J Records

This week, RCA announced that it would shutting the doors to its Arista, Jive, and J Records imprints, ending 37 years of service on the…
By: christopherschultz / October 11, 2011

Preview: Five Hot Sundance Music Documentaries

Film buffs and industry veterans flock to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, each year to get a glimpse of the next Quenti…
By: Kevin O'Donnell / January 19, 2011

The SPIN Interview: Q-Tip

Kamaal "Q-Tip" Fareed is the leader of Queens, New York–based group A Tribe Called Quest, whose innovative first three albums are perhaps hip-hop's most universally…
By: Thomas Golianopoulos / August 1, 2008