14 Reasons Why Midnight Marauders Is a GOAT Album

Midnight Marauders is 24 years old today. In case you needed a reason to listen today, here are 14 of them. Midnight Marauders Tour Guide Steve Biko (Stir It Up) Award Tour 8 Million Stories Sucka Nigga Midnight We Can Get Down Electric Relaxation Clap Your Hands Oh My God Keep It Rollin’ The Chase, Part II Lyrics to Go God Lives Through RIP Phife…

HOW DID I MISS THAT: Satele – ReQuested

In case you missed it in 2015, here is ReQuested, a collection of reworked Tribe tracks by US producer Satele. Buried deep within our inbox was this gem. Ohio producer Satele dropped his debut EP ReQuested last year, featuring a selection of ATCQ reworks. “Giving the classic tracks a modern facelift would bring back that feeling of refreshment that classic Hip-Hop lovers could remember when…

A Tribe Called Quest & Stussy Released DEVOTED Snapback

Stussy celebrates its 35th anniversary as a brand with a collection “devoted” to the legends that are A Tribe Called Quest. ATCQ need no introduction and neither do Stussy if you’ve been up in hip hop culture for longer than 5 minutes. As a way of celebrating middle age as it were, the brand have come up with a fantastic collection centred around the iconic…

THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Tribe Called Quest Ft. Brand Nubian – Georgie Porgie

A Tribe Called Quest’s controversial outtake Georgie Porgie is our feature for Throwback Thursday this week. When I saw Complex’s list of “Horrible Songs Made By Great Rappers”, I really wasn’t expecting to see one of my favourite hip hop groups of all time (or Guru or The Roots for that matter, but I digress). Alas, A Tribe Called Quest made an appearance with their…

Phife Dawg – #DearDilla

Phife Dawg throws up the first single from his WIP album “MUTTYmorPHosis”. It was a joy and an honour to interview Phife Dawg back in October during our talk, we discussed his solo LP (formerly known as Songs In The Key Of Phife) and the former ATCQ member stated the name had changed to MUTTYmorPHosis. Well, we now have the first single off that project and…

Interview: Phife Dawg

We interviewed the legend that is Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest about his achievements, his thoughts on the NBA season and his voice appearance on The Rugrats Movie. One of the first hip hop groups I discovered during my own “instinctive travels” through hip hop were A Tribe Called Quest and they have remained my faves ever since. So when the opportunity to interview…

Happy 20th, Midnight Marauders & 36 Chambers!

We wish A Tribe Called Quest and Wu-Tang a happy 20th birthday for their albums Midnight Marauders and 36 Chambers with everything you need to know about the seminal hip hop classics. To have two of the greatest hip hop albums of all time released on the same day deserves its own holiday in my opinion. You just don’t get momentous occasions like that anymore….

When Facebook Does Hip Hop Snobbery: An Opinion

Sampleface’s very own Delta Ellisor expresses her thoughts on hip hop snobbery, complaining less and discovering better music. During one of my recent and ill-advised forays into my Facebook timeline, I was faced with this fairly rudimentary image (above), posted by my long suffering partner. The picture was posted in reference to me, only to say that I was different to this perceived image of…