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'Go Ahead in the Rain' Artfully Melds the Many Parts of a Tribe Called Quest's Backstory

None As I write this review, I'm listening to "Award Tour" and nodding my head like I'm front row for A Tribe Called Quest's 1993 Arsenio Hall performance under lavender stage lights. I discovered Tribe in a different world than Hanif Abdurraqib: not in Columbus, Ohio, but Akron; not on cassette tape, but a Greatest Hits CD stolen from the public library; not as a black teenager realizing that Tribe's jazz-imbued hip-hop is acceptable to play at home, but as a white 15-year-old suddenly on a mi...
Tags: Music, Review, New York City, Book Review, Hip-hop, New Orleans, Donald Trump, Leonard Cohen, Akron, Anderson Paak, COLUMBUS Ohio, Otis Redding, Lucy Pearl, Muhammad, Tribe, Rodney King

ListenUp: The Midnight Hour feat. CeeLo Green: Questions

When DJ/songwriter/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammed (of A Tribe Called Quest, Lucy Pearl and The Ummah) and composer/arranger/producer Adrian Younge joined their (immense) forces, the result was bound to be something special. The two—who previously produced...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Music, Design, Culture, Listenup, Collaborations, Adrian Younge, Newmusic, Lucy Pearl, ATCQ, Ali Shaheed Muhammed, Ceelogreen

A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge Are Doing The Score For Netflix’s Luke Cage

Ali Shaheed Muhammad spent years producing and DJing in a Tribe Called Quest, and he also founded the neo-soul supergroup Lucy Pearl. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles orchestral soul producer Adrian Younge has made two albums with Ghostface Killah, and he also did the score for the great 2009 blaxploitation homage Black Dynamite. Together, Muhammad and … More »
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Netflix, Luke Cage, Adrian Younge, Ghostface Killah, Lucy Pearl, Muhammad, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, A Tribe Called Quest

How Come Nobody Talks About En Vogue Anymore?

I could talk about music incessantly. Like Steve Hightower (of Steve Hightower and the High-Tops fame), music is my one true love. Or at the very least, my first love. I used to steal tapes. I remember my first CD purchase. I’ve had full fledge arguments with friends that nearly turned into brawls over people’s top-five lists. I’m not proud of that last one. I was, however, part of an argument about who the better artist was between D’Angelo and Maxwell that I’m pretty sure did devolve into a sh...
Tags: Music, Featured, Beyonce, Rihanna, Wikipedia, US, Vogue, Maxwell, Pop Culture, 90s, Mary J Blige, Terry, D'angelo, Fetty Wap, Theory & Essay, Dawn