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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

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Q-Tip, Questlove, Lenny Kravitz Remember Hank Aaron: ‘Thank You King for Your Strength!’

Hank Aaron, the legendary baseball slugger who overtook Babe Ruth as baseball's Home Run King, died on Friday at the age of 86. The Atlanta…
Daniel Kohn / January 22, 2021

Q-Tip, Questlove, Ice Cube, Chuck D and More React to Whodini’s John ‘Ecstasy’ Fletcher’s Death: ‘A Tremendous Loss of Our Heroes’

John "Ecstasy" Fletcher of the '80s group Whodini reportedly passed away on Wednesday, but if the reactions to his death are any indication, the early…
SPIN Staff / December 23, 2020

Danny Brown Details New Album uknowhatimsayin¿, Releases “Dirty Laundry”

Danny Brown has released "Dirty Laundry," the first single from his new album uknowhatimsayin¿ The project will be released release Oct. 4 via Warp. Q-Tip executive…
Tosten Burks / September 5, 2019

40 Albums We’re Excited For in 2019 [Updated]

As 2018 draws to a close, we're looking ahead to new music arriving in 2019. Here are 40 albums we hope to be listening to next year—some with officially announced…
Will Gottsegen / November 21, 2018

Q-Tip To Teach At NYU

Professor Q-Tip is here: A Tribe Called Quest’s ringleader is teaming up with journalist Ashley Kahn to teach a course at New York University’s Clive…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / April 8, 2018

Q-Tip Is Playing Miles Davis in a New Play by Nelson George

Author and cultural critic Nelson George has written a play about Miles Davis called My Funny Valentine. The action occurs during one day in Davis' life in…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 23, 2018

Listen to Two New Elton John Covers From Q-Tip and Demi Lovato, Chris Stapleton

Yesterday, Elton John announced two new covers albums of his songs, called Revamp and Restoration. Curated by John and his longtime writing partner Bernie Taupin, the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / March 16, 2018

Q-Tip Previews Unreleased Song With Kendrick Lamar

Last night on Beats 1 radio, Q-Tip played an unreleased track featuring Kendrick Lamar. Titled "Want U 2 Want," the track is "not really new"
Rob Arcand / February 10, 2018

Q-Tip On Grammys Snub: “I’m Sick of Ya’ll Fucking Grammy Niggas”

Grammy nominations were released today, and as happens every year, people were quick to point out artists snubbed by the Recording Academy. One of the most…
Brian Josephs / November 28, 2017

Watch A Tribe Called Quest Perform Their “Last Show Ever”

After the death of Phife Dawg and the release of their album We Got It from Here…, A Tribe Called Quest have been slowly hinting…
Rob Arcand / September 10, 2017

Listen to Q-Tip’s Two-Hour Radio Tribute to Prodigy

For the latest installment of his Beats 1 radio show, Abstract Radio, A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip dedicated his two-hour program to the late, great…
Dale Eisinger / June 25, 2017

A Tribe Called Quest Cancel European Appearance After Q-Tip Injures Shoulder

A Tribe Called Quest are on injured reserve after Q-Tip hurt his shoulder. How he managed to do so hasn't been publicly revealed, but the injury…
Brian Josephs / May 19, 2017

Jimmy Page, Elton John, Q-Tip and Other Musicians React to Chris Cornell’s Death

Chris Cornell, iconic frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, died unexpectedly at age 52 Wednesday night. As news spread, scores of musicians took to social media to pay tribute. Here are…
Anna Gaca / May 18, 2017

Q-Tip Teases That A Tribe Called Quest Might Not Be Finished After All

Q-Tip announced in a Facebook post that We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service was going to be A Tribe Called Quest's final…
Brian Josephs / December 13, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

There's been no shortage of pessimism about 2016—a year that was plagued with fear, hatred, and confusion. In music, that ugliness was often confronted head-on,…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2016
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