Tribe to re-release debut album with new remixes

New remixes with Tribe?!

That’s all you gotta say right? Sign me up. Who of “today’s biggest hip hop artists” would you like to see on a Tribe remix? Kendrick, J. Cole are the two obvious choices. Obviously Lupe in a “Paris, Tokyo” vibe would be a fit. Who else?

Here’s the full details of the announcement, transcribed via Miss Info:

To commemorate its 25th anniversary, A Tribe Called Quest are re-releasing their landmark debut album, People’s Instinctive Travels & the Paths of Rhythm, complete with new remixes featuring “a few of today’s biggest hip-hop artists who have credited A Tribe Called Quest as a major creative influence,” according to a press release.

“I had this album in my head for years before I did it,” Q-Tip said in a statement. “Looking at it overall, to see the thoughts of a 16-year-old gain any kind of acknowledgement makes me feel like I have arrived … But to see it in this incarnation … I’m humbled.”

“This album means a lot,” added member Ali Shaheed Muhammad. “It was the beginning of our careers; the beginning of our imprint; the beginning of seeing life the way we saw it, and being able to put it down in words and music.”

The reissue has also been remastered by Bob Power, the engineer who worked with Tribe on their first three albums, as well as with D’Angelo and The Roots during the Soulquarians era. Although People’s Instinctive Travels actually celebrated its 25th birthday earlier this year on April 10, the reissue is set to drop on November 13.

Big Grams EP (Big Boi & Phantogram)

UPDATE: Their performance on Jimmy Fallon is below. “Fell In The Sun” (with some dope sounds and lighting) below.

On cue, Big Boi & Phantogram release their collaborative Big Grams EP — 7 new tracks that turn out to reinterpret or look at the 7 Deadly Sins from a different perspective.

Here’s an example:

And here is the tracklist, with the sin that it thematically coincides with:

01 “Run for Your Life” [SLOTH]
02 “Lights On” [PRIDE]
03 “Fell In The Sun” [ENVY]
04 “Put It On Her” [LUST]
05 “Goldmine Junkie” [GREED]
06 “Born To Shine” f/ Run the Jewels [GLUTTONY]
07 “Drum Machine” f/ Skrillex [WRATH]

Stream on Spotify, and available everywhere today, below.


Drake covers FADER 100

Drake gets the nod for FADER’s 100th issue cover and the in-depth cover story is up to go along with the reveal today too.

The interview touches a lot on the creative process: how he’s working with 40 on Views and how it’s different this time around. Plus, he touches on ghostwriting and collaboration. Here’s a snippet:

Music at times can be a collaborative process, you know? Who came up with this, who came up with that—for me, it’s like, I know that it takes me to execute every single thing that I’ve done up until this point. And I’m not ashamed.

The entire read is a long one and one worth the click-through, especially since Drake doesn’t do interviews anymore since Rolling Stone at the beginning of 2014 (his quotes on rapping about art were misconstrued to the point that Jay Z addressed it on his “We Made It Freestyle”.)

You’re going to see some more full spread photos and below is the BTS video of the cover shoot. Read ‘Peak Drake’ here (dig that headline too.)

BONUS: A new Drake & Future ‘What A Time To Be Alive’ Vlog…

The Exchange (Trailer)

Our longtime collaborator and Emmy-Award winning director, Cam Be is getting ready to premiere his first feature length film here in the Chi. It’s called The Exchange, a documentary following 5 southside Chicago students to Germany.

After one watch of the quick trailer above, I get a true #GowhereYouLove vibe from these students who discover the welcoming worlds not only outside their neighborhoods but outside the country. You can begin to see they discover more about themselves and their creativity in just the brief clips above. Of course, some of the shots themselves are very crisp with Cam behind the lens. One of my favorite Add-2 songs “Get Up Get Down” brings in the trailer too, giving it a true Chicago feel.

Lookin’ forward to seeing the full film! Here are the details on the Chicago premiere, after limited screenings already across the world.



The Black Cinema House will host the Chicago premiere of the Cam Be directed documentary “The Exchange,” a film following five black male high school students from Chicago’s south side traveling with a program called Passport Carriers to Kassel, Germany. The film explores the origins of this program which utilizes passports as a tool for empowering inner city youth. Supported by artist Theaster Gates, the students attend the German art exhibition dOCUMENTA13 and reflect on how the experience transforms their understanding of community and global citizenship.

The Exchange is the first feature length film for director Cam Be, co-produced alongside Keenan Allen, Vladimir Ladouceur, Yaw Agyeman. The soundtrack was composed by Khari Lemuel with addition music by Chicago emcee Add-2.

Schedule and Photo Opportunities:

The screening will take place at the Black Cinema House, located at 7200 S. Kimbark, on Sunday, November 15th. Attendees are asked to RSVP in advance. Please note that we cannot guarantee seats for attendees who do not RSVP.

RSVP online here:

3:30 p.m. Doors Open

4 p.m. Screening

5 p.m. Discussion [photo opportunity]

5:30 p.m. Music performance by The Ones/Add-2


Black Cinema House: Designed as a beer distribution warehouse, repurposed as an incubator for future filmmakers, Black Cinema House, a program of Rebuild Foundation, hosts screenings and discussions of films by and about people of the African diaspora – and free video and photography workshops.

More information at:

Cam Be received an Emmy Award in 2012 with NBC 5 Chicago (WMAQ) “About Last Night.” Before focusing on films Cam worked mainly in television, music videos, and promotional pieces, doing work for NBC and BET. He received his bachelors in Communication from Trinity International University before going on to study film at The New York Film Academy and Columbia College Chicago.

The five students featured in the documentary are: Raymond Roundtree, Nkosi Barber, Demarjio Irving, Anthony Parker, and Miguel DeBerry.

UNRELATED: Cam was in the studio with Dr. Dre last night.

Dr. Dre in the studio with @Rapsody #jamla #drdre #rapsody #la #thepharmacy #camovement

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Kanye West interview with Vanity Fair

Kanye sits down with Vanity Fair after last week’s Yeezy Season 2 premiere and talks all things clothing, music, and presidency. I’m very curious to hear how the latter will go in a few years and if Ye follows through with it, while also managing everything else he’s doing creatively.

Unfortunately, there’s a pretty loose time table on the creative endeavor we’re all most interested in: the new album, Swish.

I extracted a few big parts of the interview and the full read is here.


In terms of the soundtrack, was there a reason you chose that particular song, “Fade”?

We had a couple options and I just thought it sounded good against the people. For the 40 theaters across the globe, for the kids that all went to see it in theaters, I thought they’d be happy to hear some new music. I’ve been doing that [making a new album] too. That’s like a sonic landscape, a two-year painting. That song I played has been a year and a half in the making and it may be still a year from being complete. But it was to let people get a glimpse at the painting.

I know we’re here to talk about the fashion, but people are just a little bit interested in the album. It could be another year?

I’m not sure. I’m not worried about the years. I’m worried about the life and the body of work that I can put out while I’m breathing.

Sounds like a presidential stump speech to me. Are you still thinking of running in 2020?

Oh, definitely.

When you said that at the V.M.A.s, I thought the reaction was surprising. People didn’t seem to dismiss the idea. You would have thought there would be more of an outcry.

Especially from the six years of this misconception or the six years I went through of “We don’t like Kanye.” And then as soon as I said that, it was like, “Wait a second, we would really be into that, because actually if you think about it, he’s extremely thoughtful. Every time he’s ever gotten in trouble, he was really jumping in front of a bullet for someone else. He’s probably the most honest celebrity that we have.” I didn’t approach that because I thought it would be fun. It wasn’t like, Oh, let’s go rent some jet skis in Hawaii. No, the exact opposite. I sit in clubs and I’m like, Wow, I’ve got five years before I go and run for office and I’ve got a lot of research to do, I’ve got a lot of growing up to do. My dad has two masters degrees. My mom has a PhD, she used to work at Operation PUSH. Somehow the more and more creative I get, the closer and closer I get to who I was as a child. When I was a child, I was holding my mom’s hand at Operation PUSH. I think it’s time. Rap is great.

It’s fun. It’s fun to be a rock star, and I’ll never not be one I guess, but there’ll be a point where I become my mother’s child. With all the things I’ve done that people would consider to be accomplishments, what’s the point where I become the person that Donda and Raymond West raised? My parents’ child.

Will you have to give up your creative projects if you run?

I think about that. Because it’s so therapeutic for me to sit and work for seven days. We work on the collection year round, every day to the office, we have an amazing team, but then you have that seven days before the show where you just really, really don’t sleep. . . . I have to stay creative. The whole point is to have someone [in office] that’s creative, that’s around amazing creatives. This is my theory: I think the world can be helped through design, so it’s very important that I stay around creative, forward thinkers. It’s very important that I continue to design, to be in practice of trying to make the best decisions possible. I hate politics. I’m not a politician at all. I care about the truth and I just care about human beings. I just want everyone to win, that’s all I can say, and I think we can. . . . I think the words “dreamer” and “passionate” diminish my will to execute. Because to be passionate about something or to dream about something does not say that it was executed. So when we talk about second season, it was executed. When we went and had a great season with stores, with Barneys and Luisa Via Roma and all these amazing stores, that was executed. When those Yeezys came out and sold what they did, that was executed. You can have the longest intellectual artistic conversation about anything and it all means nothing without execution.

Pharrell confirms new N*E*R*D album

In a new Twitter Q&A with iHeartRadio earlier today. “OF COURSE!” = the 2015 version of “I’m back.” Haha.

Who, at the very least, isn’t curious? There are so many gems with each of their projects so no doubt that’s going to continue… hopefully before the year’s out 😉

Documentary 2 will be a double album

Game hopped on with EBro in the Morning and revealed some big news about Documentary 2 that also explains its delay.

Proud to announce to my fans the REASON it took so long to get this album to you… Because it’s a MOTHAFUCKIN’ “DOUBLE DISC” !!!!!,” says The Game. “In a world where labels punk artists to keep their albums down to 10-12 songs… I don’t give a fuck so because 2 of my favorite artists in 2Pac & Notorious B.I.G. put out dope double albums… I figured 10 years into an iconic career I’d give my fans the opportunity to have one from me.”

Great move for the die-hards. Look for the first disc on October 9th and the second disc October 16th.

A new leak that may or may not appear on the album is Game’s Skrillex collab as he spits a fast flow on “El Chapo”, produced by Bangladesh, below.