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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

A Tribe Called Quest Canceled Their Outside Lands Performance Because They Were “Deep in Grief” Over Loss of Phife

A Tribe Called Quest's scheduled performance at San Francisco's Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival this past weekend was set to be their last appearance on…
Brian Josephs / August 15, 2017

Big Boi on Outkast/A Tribe Called Quest Album: “It Definitely Was Happening”

In an interview on Hot 97 last week, Big Boi said Outkast and A Tribe Called Quest were working on a collaboration album until Phife…
Taylor Berman / June 27, 2017

Hear an Unreleased Phife Dawg Verse on Dwele’s “Wanna Dance”

Phife Dawg lives on through the new posthumous song "Wanna Know," from R&B artist Dwele. It's a smooth two-step single that features some of Phife Dawg's signature plainspoken…
Brian Josephs / February 14, 2017

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

New York City Named a Street in Queens After Phife Dawg Today

A stretch of Linden Boulevard in Queens, New York is now also known as Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor Way, in memory of the late member of A Tribe Called…
Anna Gaca / November 19, 2016

A Tribe Called Quest Are Releasing One Final Album

A Tribe Called Quest's last album was 1998's The Love Movement. Tonight, Q-Tip hopped on Facebook to announce a new—and final—Tribe album, which went into production…
Jeremy Gordon / October 27, 2016

A Tribe Called Quest: SPIN’s 1991 Feature, ‘The Last Poets?’

This piece originally ran in the October 1991 issue of SPIN. In honor of the 25th anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest's The Low End…
Joan Morgan / September 23, 2016

Watch the Video for Phife Dawg’s Posthumous ‘Nutshell,’ and Kanye West’s Tribute Speech

Yesterday, Apple Music released "Nutshell," the first advance track from Give Thanks, the solo album that Phife Dawg had been working on before his tragic…
Andrew Unterberger / April 6, 2016

What’s Happening at A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg Memorial in Queens Tomorrow?

A Tribe Called Quest have announced "A Celebration of Phife," a special event tomorrow morning to honor the late Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor. Details are few, but…
Anna Gaca / April 3, 2016

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

Michael Rapaport on Phife Dawg: ‘One of the Most Lovable Figures In Hip-Hop’

A few minutes after I interview him over the phone, Michael Rapaport sends me the following text: "I'll tell you this much / Riding on…
Kyle McGovern / March 24, 2016

If You Don’t Know Me By Now: Remembering Phife Dawg

"Stop trying to front like I’m Tito or some shit. And no disrespect to Tito." — Phife Dawg When you woke up yesterday and…
Paul Thompson / March 24, 2016

Phife Dawg’s 50 Best Opening Lines on A Tribe Called Quest Verses

Few MCs in the history of hip-hop took less time to make an impression than the man born Malik Taylor. Whether you first heard him…
Andrew Unterberger / March 23, 2016

Local TV Traffic Reporter Honors Phife Dawg By Sneaking in a Bunch of His Lyrics Into Broadcast

Mark Arum is an on-air traffic reporter at Atlanta’s ABC affiliate WBS-TV, and although his primary job is to let people know what roads to…
James Grebey / March 23, 2016
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