It’s the first new A Tribe Called Quest album in 18 years.
Legendary music exec L.A. Reid has hip-hop heads losing their collective shit after revealing there will likely be a new A Tribe Called Quest album dropping in the near future. While guesting on the Rap Radar podcast, the former Island Def Jam CEO was joking with the hosts about bringing OutKast “out of retirement” when he nonchalantly switched the focus, Continue reading
After a long battle with diabetes, legendary A Tribe Called Quest member Phife Dawg (real name: Malik Isaac Taylor) has unfortunately passed away at the age of 45.
This sad news broke via social media, and fans all around the world are remembering him through lyrics and quotes.
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50 Cent has ruined a video vixen’s life — getting her blacklisted in the business by calling her a “thirsty video bitch” in front of millions of people — or so the woman claims … and now she wants millions to call it even.
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Remember when Prodigy would just rip a track to pieces?
Visuals for “Friends with benefits” staring Patty Mayonnaise. Eye candy so sweet, that she’s the only one in the video. Shoutout to the Mac-Book that gets to share the bed with her. Visual produced by Amil and music production handled by J-Fresh
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Classic video from Queens Hip Hop crew The Lost Boyz. Tough times fell on this crew after their success. Freaky Tah was murdered in 1999. Spigg Nice was sentenced to 37 years in prison in 2004. Nevertheless “Renee” was a classic achieving gold status.
Rapper Jeffrey Atkins, also known as Ja Rule, was sentenced Monday to 28 months in prison for failing to file tax returns with the IRS after admitting that he did not file his taxes for five years, the Justice Department said in a news release Monday.
The 35-year-old performer from Saddle River, New Jersey, had pleaded guilty to three of five counts before U.S. Magistrate Judge Patty Shwartz, who imposed the sentence in Newark federal court.
From 2004 through 2008, Atkins received royalties from ASJA Inc. and performance income from Rule Tours Inc., but failed to file returns that would have mandated he pay the government $1,137,912, the release said. Though he pleaded guilty to charges related only to the first three years, he will pay back taxes and penalties for all five, it said.
“Taxpayers do not have the luxury of deciding whether to comply with laws,” Shwartz said in sentencing. She further sentenced Atkins to a year of supervised release.
The prison term announced Monday is to run concurrent with a previous sentence Atkins is serving on unrelated state charges.
Last month, Atkins turned himself in for a two-year prison sentence in New York after pleading guilty in December to attempted criminal possession of a weapon after police found a loaded semi-automatic firearm — with the serial number scratched off — hidden in the back seat of his luxury Maybach sedan, according to a statement from the Manhattan’s district attorney. (CNN)Follow @TEKTheKingpin
Michael Rapaport will be hitting the road this summer with his documentary on hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest, “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest.” The roll out across the country starts July 8 in New York City and Los Angeles.
“I’ll be all over the place wherever they want to send me,” says Rapaport, a first-time director with more than 20 years of acting credits, among them “True Romance,” “Mighty Aphrodite” and the TV series “Prison Break.”
The film, a Sony Pictures Classics release, will play another 32 cities as it is released to a handful of theaters at a time. “Beats, Rhymes & Life” will play San Francisco, Chicago and Washington, D.C., on its second week, San Diego, Boston, Philadelphia, Minneapolis and Atlanta beginning July 22.
The current run ends Aug. 12 when it premieres in 10 cities, among them New Orleans, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. The film will be screened Wednesday (Apr. 27) at the Tribeca Film Festival.
A fan of A Tribe Called Quest since its first recordings in 1989, Rapaport decided the band was worthy of a documentary while he was watching it perform in 1998 at New York’s Tramps nightclub. In 2006, while attending a reunion show at L.A.’s Wiltern Theatre, he decided he was the one to do it, financing it with his own credit cards.
“There was no time to wait,” he said. “As an actor I have been a part of so many movies that seem like they are about to fall apart. The indie filmmakers who inspire me are the ones who go and do it, no matter what that means. Fortunately since then I have received (some financing).”
Using performances and interviews from the 2008 Rock the Bells festivals that they headlined, the four members of A Tribe Called Quest trace their history from the borough of Queens to the formation of the group in 1988 and the release of five albums between 1990 and 1998. Considered the most artistically ambitious rap group of the 1990s, “Beats, Rhymes & Life” is also the title of Tribe’s only No. 1 album on the Billboard Top 200.
Since the film’s debut at the Sundance Film Festival three months ago, Tribe leader Q-Tip has sent out mixed messages about the film, saying he had problems with it and that ATCQ fans should go see it. (Billboard)
Queensbridge, New York rapper Capone from Capone-N-Noreaga is lashing out at Prodigy, over comments the Mobb Deep rapper made in his new memoir, “My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy.”
In a chapter of the book and in recent interviews, Prodigy accused Capone of snitching and testifying against Havoc’s brother, Killer Black.
“I didn’t even want to believe it. None of us wanted to believe it, but that’s what really happened though. We like Capone, and he just did that,” Prodigy told Complex magazine.
Capone hit back at Prodigy’s accusations in a new interview in Queensbridge, with ForbezDVD.com.
“I’m talking to you ‘p***y P.,’ ‘Karrine Steffans.’ You talking about n**as crown’s is so soft, my ni**a. F**k is wrong with you. Look where I’m at. What you want me to do, walk around this b*tch? I aint to prove to you that I’m from QB or [that] my n***as hold me down in my hood, ni**a.”
Capone vehemently denied Prodigy’s accusations that he was a snitch and escalated the war of words.
“n***a’s don’t rat on my side. You’re a f**king fa**ot. But at the end of the day I aint gonna call you all that, because we got a lot of things in store for you this is just the beginning, act 1.”
Prodigy has yet to respond to Capone’s comments. (AllHipHop)