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A Tribe Called Quest

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Failure - Marquee Theatre - 6/13/2014

    In the throes of a guitar solo, Failure guitarist Ken Andrews smacks his fist against his guitar, raises it over his head and shoves its neck into the Sunn Model 15 FRFR speaker behind him. He turns to face the audience, "Sergeant Politeness, caress my ego!" Like it or not, Failure's back -- and no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2013

    Blunt Club's Halloween - Yucca Tap Room - 10/31/2013

    "Halloween is like drama club... on crack." That was Dumper Foo, the Blunt Club's resident live artist. Foo, a local celeb in his own right, came in sporting a Bob Ross afro, a paint pallet at the ready for his homage to the happy tree afficianado, Bob Floss. The Blunt Club's other organizer, host M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Fact 135 on Watching DJ Swamp Light Himself Aflame While Smashing Records

    David Dimmick isn't much of a braggart -- at least as far as we can tell -- but he's got every effin' right to be. Since becoming a DJ in 1996, the dude's C.V. includes sharing stages with some pretty stellar icons from hip-hop history, like the Wu-Tang Clan, Pharohe Monarche, A Tribe Called Quest, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Mr. P-Body: DJs Have Become Nothing but "Living, Breathing iPods"

    Besides the likes of Pete "SuperMix" Salaz, Z-Trip, and Robbie Rob, few cats in the Valley epitomize old-school DJ culture than Stephen Peabody. For more than 16 years, the performer known as Mr. P-Body has worked turntables at practically every major club -- both past and present -- in metro Phoeni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Amber Rae Harrold, What Are You Listening To?

    Amber Harrold Harrold is the owner of CamelBackpackers: A Phoenix Hostel. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? NPR or 106.7 KWSS-FM. What's the first album you bought? Salt-n-Pepa, Very Necessary. I remember ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    10 Meatless Songs in Honor of World Vegetarian Day

    October is a fun month to start planning Halloween costumes and sip on pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin flavored beers. The month of the gourd serves another purpose- vegetarianism. Today happens to be World Vegetarian Day, which kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month, so stock up on some hummus. If ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Alex Navarrete, What Are You Listening To?

    Alex Navarrete Navarrete is the Executive Chef of Saddle Ranch Chop House at Westgate City Center. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? I listen to my TuneIn radio app on my phone. I skim through The Vibe of Vegas, Pop in the 80's, and 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    The Madden NFL 13 Soundtrack is a Massive Fail

    See also: Five Artists ESPN Should NOT Tag to Replace Hank Williams Jr.Hear that buzz in the air? No, not the whirring noise coming from your trees. I'm talking about the electricity caused by the click-clack of cleats; the smell of freshly cut grass and iron-tinged blood. Ah, yes -- football season ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Ten Favorite Playlists at Metro Phoenix Restaurants

    See Also: 10 Favorite Drive-Thrus in Metro Phoenix Let's face it, the music that streams through the speakers of a restaurant has the ability to make or break your dining experience. We know of a sushi shop that only plays religious music, a Mexican food joint that can't turn down the top 40 banger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Former Friends of Young Americans Talk The Cure, Siouxsie Sioux, Sonic Youth and A Tribe Called Quest

    See also: Former Friends of Young Americans Stream New Album, Estas Diluculo Where we're going, we don't need roads; just a synthesizer, eyeliner, and a touch of androgyny. Welcome to Flashback Friday. It may not be easy to lump locals Former Friends of Young Americans into any one specific genre, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2012

    Phife Dawg at Club Red, 6/22/12

    Phife Dawg Club Red Friday, June 22 If there was one point that was made clear in last year's documentary Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, its that the members of the influential hip-hop group won't be staging a reunion anytime soon. Although Q-Tip is on (relatively) cord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2012

    A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg Is Set to Play Club Red with a Grip of Local Talent

    Some of Phoenix's premier rappers will have a unique chance to share the stage with a hip-hop institution when Phife Dawg of legendary outfit A Tribe Called Quest rocks the mic at Club Red in Tempe, this Friday, June 22. Not only is it a chance to revel in some of the best proprietors of the local ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    The Sh!t Takes Hip-Hop to The Twilight Zone

    In this week's issue of Phoenix New Times, we profiled 10 new(ish) bands we expect to dominate Phoenix iPods and boomboxes this long, hot summer. We'll be focusing more deeply on those artists over the next couple of days on Up on the Sun. See the entire list: 10 Phoenix Bands You Should Be Listeni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Kid Sampson Talk Moon Rock and Explain "Savannah Night Train"

    ​What kind of music do you listen to? It's an honest question that rarely yields an honest answer. After all, the wrong answer could get you shunned in certain circles. However, a more complex question could very easily be, what kind of music does your band play? With lines blurring more an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Pickster One on RoQ'y TyRaid, Peachcake, and Boys and Frogs

    Awal​Welcome to the latest installment of our weekly feature, Sound Off, where Jason P. Woodbury is joined by a different guest each week to listen to and discuss three tracks from local Phoenix artists. If you would like your songs to be considered for future Sound Off columns, please email m ... More >>

  • Film

    August 4, 2011
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    August 2, 2011

    Five Songs Sampled by A Tribe Called Quest to Celebrate Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest

    ​Michael Rapaport. Not to be a dick, but when we think of the C-list star, shit films and even crappier television are the first things that pop into mind. However, after watching Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, our opinion has totally shifted -- Michael Rapaport is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    August 2 In Blogs: America's Best Bathroom, Happy Hour Report Card, A Tribe Called Quest, and a Porn Star Rock Band

    ​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs.Today's entries:

  • Music

    February 17, 2011
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    September 9, 2010
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    September 9, 2010
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    January 16, 2009

    Yo, Stephen Hawking Raps

    The world already has its share of ridiculous ring tones, but now, thanks to a company called FunMobility, you can hear the voice of famed physicist Stephen Hawkings rapping "Baby Got Back" whenever that special someone calls your cell phone.

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Top Ten Hip-Hop Albums Of 2008

    By Dan Leroy A couple of weeks ago, an expert on the Harry Potter series told an audience of high school kids how lucky they were to have this Big Shared Experience--these seven books and 41,000 words in common. What does Harry Potter have to do with hip-hop in 2008? In an age when many year-end ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Top Ten Hip-Hop Albums Of 2008

    By Dan Leroy A couple of weeks ago, an expert on the Harry Potter series told an audience of high school kids how lucky they were to have this Big Shared Experience--these seven books and 41,000 words in common. What does Harry Potter have to do with hip-hop in 2008? In an age when many year-end ... More >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2008
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    November 18, 2008

    Q-Tip's Do-Over Kills Momentum at Marquee

    By Martin Cizmar Q-Tip is a perfectionist. Or so he said Monday night as he derailed his show one song in, taking a five-minute interlude to adjust the sound. “Any of ya’ll bloggers out there? Any bloggers?” he asked. “So when you blog about this, just be a little gracious. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2008

    Ear Candy

    Q-Tip headlines a massive mix of dopeness

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    April 10, 2008

    Belly Up to the Bard

    The Loft mixes up a mean lit cocktail

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2006

    Plugged Up

    As of today, the voting is open for the '07 PLUG Music Awards, the indie market's version of the Grammy's, or, uh, not really. PLUG's pretty tight though, giving ups to artists that wouldn't otherwise ever see an award or trophy. And it's all based on internet voting, so it's a bit more populist tha ... More >>

  • Music

    May 11, 2006

    Spank Rock

    YoYoYoYoYo
    (Big Dada)

  • Music

    June 23, 2005

    Digable Planets

    Back like dat

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    October 14, 2004

    Aceyalone and Del Tha Funkee Homosapien

    Socially conscious, lyrically lush

  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    De La Soul

    Thugs rap, rap, rapping at the door

  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    Brand Nubian

    Hip-hoppers reunite, with a "slightly more peaceful demeanor"

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    Approach

    Ultra Proteus (Coup d'Etat)

  • Music

    July 8, 2004

    Fiddle About

    Detroit's Amp Fiddler brings funk, soul, and decades of experience to his acclaimed debut

  • Music

    March 27, 2003

    Surviving the Jungle

    Electronic music never erupted the way the faithful hoped it would, but jungle, and DJs like AK1200, still thrive in the underground

  • Music

    January 23, 2003

    Backdoor Boogie

    30,000 bands can't be too wrong -- CD Baby hands 'em independence

  • Music

    September 19, 2002

    Styles, Trinity, Clipse

    A Gangster and a Gentleman (Ruff Ryder), (Past, Present and Future) (Capitol), Lord Willin' (Star Trak)

  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Open to All

    Black Eyed Peas hope they're luckier in 2001 than they were last year

  • Music

    November 9, 2000

    Black Stars

    Talib Kweli offers his reflections on the state of hip-hop, Levi's, and the role of MCs in the African-American community

  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    Slum Village

    Fantastic, Vol. 2 (GoodVibe)

  • Music

    February 10, 2000

    Playing for Keeps

    The Jungle Brothers continue to chart new territory on their latest effort, V.I.P.

  • Music

    April 15, 1999
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    October 29, 1998

    Kings of Rhyme

    Run-D.M.C. keeps pushing to earn respectability for hip-hop

  • Calendar

    September 24, 1998

    Night & Day

    September 24 - 30, 1998

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    December 11, 1997
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    December 19, 1996
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    July 25, 1996

    Pick Up Your Microphones

    Blunt talk on the Smokin' Grooves Tour with the Fugees, Spearhead and A Tribe Called Quest

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    August 18, 1994
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