wanna dance

Dwele – “Wanna Dance” ft. Phife Dawg

A posthumous Phife Dawg verse is something to be treasured, and Dwele puts it to great use with the debut of his latest single, “Wanna Dance.” Did I mention that today is also Dwele’s birthday? Talk about great timing for a soul singer. Expect this joint to land on Phie’s posthumous Forever album. Stream “Wanna . . .

Nutshell

Stream Phife Dawg’s J Dilla-Produced “Nutshell”

It’s still wild to think about the fact that Phife Dawg isn’t with us anymore. He had been working on an album called Give Thanks, and the J Dilla-produced “Nutshell” premiered on Apple Beats 1 radio station. 50% of the song’s proceeds will go to The American Diabetes Association and the National Kidney Foundation. Phife’s manager, . . .

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I’ll Never Forget My Conversation with Phife Dawg

I remember the day like it was yesterday. Spring 2012. I was finishing up my final semester as an undergraduate at a military academy, and starting to pursue my passions in music journalism more seriously on the side. I was in my barracks room in between classes, about to make the phone call of a . . .

5 Foot Assassin
Mar 23  |  

Mac Miller Pays Homage to Phife Dawg with “5 Foot Assassin”

Mac Miller donned his Larry Fisherman production alias once more for a special purpose last night – to pay homage to Phife Dawg as we reflect on his passing. “5 Foot Assassin,” which is named after Phife’s alias, takes lyrics from Phife’s “1nce Again” verse and live footage of an Arsenio Hall freestyle and backs . . .

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Phife Dawg Reminisces on A Tribe Called Quest; Offers Advice For New Artists (Interview)

Disclaimer: I originally published this article on 2011, when Artistic Manifesto was a blogspot website. Recently, I re-read it. Much like Phife’s contributions to hip-hop, the content is still very relevant today. —– A Tribe Called Quest has been one of my favorite groups for about as long as I’ve been into hip-hop. From the lyrics . . .

Push It Along
New Music Mar 9  |  

Slum Village – “Push It Along” ft. Phife Dawg

These names ring true in any era. Slum Village is in the process of suiting up for their tour with Pete Rock, and today they grab our attention with a well-fitting collaboration. “Push It Along” is a laid back, vintage-sounding record featuring a guest appearance from the one and only Phife Dawg of A Tribe . . .

Dear Dilla
New Music Jan 21  |  

Phife Dawg -“Dear Dilla” (prod. J Dilla)

The legendary Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest pays tribute to his deceased friend with “Dear Dilla.” The Five Foot Assassin is preparing to release a solo album entitled MUTTYmorPHosis in the future, and this is the first single from that project. Phife’s iconic flow is a solid fit for Dilla’s iconic production on . . .

Beats, Rhymes & Phife

Essnse pays homage to ATCQ with his “Beats, Rhymes & Phife” mix (Exclusive)

A Tribe Called Quest is dropping a new album on Friday. To say that a lot of people are excited would be an understatement. Our West Coast homie Essnse saw fit to pay homage to the group, and the late Phife Dawg especially, with an 83 minute ATCQ-influenced mix called “Beats, Rhymes & Phife.” Essnse . . .

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KRS-One Pays His Respects with “The Phife Tribute”

It’s only right that so many Phife Dawg tributes have emerged since his death. The legendary ‘5 Foot Assassin’ of A Tribe Called Quest‘s impact has been well chronicled both before and after his death, and KRS-One is the latest to add his perspective to the table with the releaes of “The Phife Tribute.” The Bronx . . .

dis generation

A Tribe Called Quest – “Dis Generation” ft. Busta Rhymes (Video)

A Tribe Called Quest has already created numerous timeless records, but that didn’t stop them from releasing a new album called We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service in November 2016. The legendary crew just dropped a new video for “Dis Generation,” a standout from the project featuring posthumous Phife Dawg verses . . .

ATCQ bridges the gap and passes the torch on ‘We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service’

18 years! 18 years! Seemed like a lifetime to fans and now that it’s finally here. . . Chad Batka At their inception, A Tribe Called Quest trail-blazed a lane for alternative hip hop by leaning heavily on an infusion of afro-centric consciousness and jazz elements in a genre that, at the time, was most . . .

We the People

Watch A Tribe Called Quest’s “We The People…” video

A Tribe Called Quest has added another degree of weight to the politically fueled message of “We The People…” with a newly released video. The video features Q-Tip rapping, a large Phife Dawg mural, and appearances from Busta Rhymes and Consequence. We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service is currently sitting at . . .

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Watch A Tribe Called Quest perform on SNL with Busta Rhymes and Consequence

SNL last night was one for the ages. Not only did we witness Dave Chappelle reemerging to host, but we also saw the legendary A Tribe Called Quest performing cuts from their latest album, We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Service. Backed by a banner of Phife Dawg, Q-Tip and Jairobi performed “We . . .

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A Tribe Called Quest’s final album to feature Kendrick Lamar, Andre 3000, Busta Rhymes

A Tribe Called Quest is releasing one final album, and it’s called We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service. Q-Tip announced that the project will release on November 11th. Very soon. Get your mind right. The project will include guest features from Consequence, Busta Rhymes, Jack White, Elton John, Kendrick Lamar and . . .

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Q-Tip announces the release date of the new A Tribe Called Quest album

Calling all Tribesmen everywhere. It’s a great day, friends. It’s been over 18 years since the last A Tribe Called Quest album was released. As was previously reported, L.A. Reid mentioned on the Rap Radar podcast in August that there would be a new Tribe album coming “very soon.” Well, tonight, Q-Tip shared a post . . .