It was in a 1974 Dodge Dart that Q-Tip and his Tribe Called Quest brethren took a four-minute cross-country trek with "I Left My Wallet in El Segundo," the second single off the group's 1990 debut, People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm. Now 22 years later, both car and Q-Tip are ... More >>
Back when Matisyahu made the trek down to Miami in February, the diehard Tribe Called Quest fan and admitted Deadhead hit up the Arsht Center for a quiet, intimate night alongside acoustic axe-wielding buddy Adam Weinberg. But Matisyahu's newly announced 43-date US summer tour -- with a stop s ... More >>
Art by FreebaseWelcome to the era of the children of the Basshead. Just let your brain swim through the hurricane.The future is yesterday. A 16-year-old skater kid from Miami makes balcony rap with production value worthy of A Tribe Called Quest.Born in 1994, positive Kendall realist Lowercase&nb ... More >>
Nacho Mama's LlamasLlamabeats haven't been around all that long, having only linked up on this project in 2008. But this crew definitely has a vision for where it's headed and what it stand for. Beyond that, Llamabeats is surprisingly clear on the state of the business and what it takes to put ... More >>
Brand Nubian's eyeing you.Ahh, the glory days of the boom-bap era. Remember backpacks, shell tops, and real MCs who actually rapped. Those dudes would have laughed in the face of auto-tune. Well, relive your high school days when classic '90s hip-hop crew Brand Nubian drops a rare performance thi ... More >>
For any fan true fan of hip-hop music, you have a handful of people to thank for your favorite genre: Run DMC, 2 Live Crew, Public Enemy, and of course A Tribe Called Quest. During its heyday, this quintessential rap collective released eight albums, earned serious Billboard success, and infused ... More >>
Marta Xochilt PerezQ-Tip rips it real quick. Check out the full Hennessy Artistry slideshow. Q-Tip and the Roots With D-Nice, Daniel Merriweather, Kat DeLuna, secret guest Eve, and supa secret guest Bobby Brown Saturday, September 25, 2010 Ice Palace Better than: A bottle of Hennessy all to you ... More >>
Not inappropriately, Mexican Institute of Sound makes its home nestled in the quaint little town of Mexico City, otherwise known as the DF, a sprawling capital ranking amongst the 10 most populated cities in the world. And it's not so much an institute as one man with incredible vision. Though th ... More >>
First things first: M.Dot's name has nothing to do with either Michigan's or Maryland's Department of Transportation. But it could, especially when you consider this DJ's moniker does, in fact, have something to do with moving large groups of the public. In fact, it might take the DOT from both s ... More >>
To read past installments of South Florida According to Brooklyn, click here. What I want to talk about this week is how I miss Miami. For the past two months, I've been living back in Ft. Lauderdale again. I was really excited to move back at first because my true friends are here. But as it turns ... More >>
via myspace.com/soulflower777Soulflower, the evening's hostessOfficial Listening Party for Soulflower's Electric Mothership Saturday, May 30, 2009 The Tikki Beach Boat, Miami BeachBetter Than: Whatever was going on across the street at the Eden Roc.The Review:It's officially summer, as Miami's sc ... More >>
Buggah D. Govannah (pronounced Governor) has been a fixture in Miami's hip-hop scene for a long time now. Here's an old picture of him with Wyclef. In this segment of Who's Haitian, Buggah gives you some black history, since it's February and all.
Brendan OâHara & Komakozie - The Big Bounce bring something new to something old.
Anybody that was at the Q-Tip concert in Fort Lauderdale the night before Thanksgiving was treated to one hell of a show! The music was great, the openers were good, and even P. Diddy was in the building buggin' out having a good time. I can't complain about Q-Tip's set one bit. Well, I wish Phife ... More >>
Talk about your long weekends. Most of us, although not us at New Times, had a four-day weekend thanks to the Thankgiving holidays. That gave plenty of you time to celebrate Black Friday by crushing your fellow man to death as you and thousands of others rush into your local Wal-Mart to get that ext ... More >>
Photo by Eddie RosenstockQ-Tip with The Cool KidsWednesday, November 26, 2008Revolution, Fort LauderdaleBetter Than: Watching Q-Tip live on Letterman.The Review: Rap shows normally feature an MC accompanied by a tour DJ and a laptop, but when an artist such as Q-Tip brings a tight band with him onst ... More >>
Q-Tip re-emerges with his first solo record in nine years.
The Buck starts here.
2013 (Circuitree Records)
True by Design (www.futurejazzproject.com)
The ex-Black Sheep member returns to roost
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Fire in the Hole Babygrande
For the hip-hop generation, Reagan's demise marks the end of an era of political naiveté
Forget about the clubs, the real scene is hanging at the galleries
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