The complete Pitchfork 2017 lineup includes PJ Harvey and Thurston Moore

Pitchfork has just revealed the full lineup for this year’s festival, and thankfully, it didn’t involve watching paint dry. A press release announced the musical acts that’ll perform over a three-day weekend in Chicago this July, when the sun will be at its most punishing, but that’s okay because there are all kinds…

Solange, LCD Soundsystem, and Tribe Called Quest to headline Pitchfork Music Fest

Today, in a Facebook Live stream, the Pitchfork Music Festival announced its 2017 lineup. It was done in a way designed to test the viewers’ patience, as Chicago-based artist Shelby Rodeffer started painting names on a wall before finally posting the festival’s name after 45 minutes. That said, before Rodeffer could…

To Pimp A Butterfly joins Harvard Library’s archives along with 3 other classics

In addition to being a producer and rapper, working with everyone from Drake to Destiny’s Child, 9th Wonder is also a hip-hop scholar. 9th Wonder has taught classes on the subject at Harvard, and he’s been working with the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute to have some of the genre’s most important works archived…

Phife Dawg’s final solo album will get a posthumous release next year

How odd and bittersweet that we’re getting so much new material from Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor in the immediate aftermath of his depressingly premature death back in March. After 18 years without a new Tribe Called Quest album and 16 years since Phife’s only solo offering, he’s suddenly back in a big way. Back in…

A Tribe Called Quest sounds the alarm in the first video from its new album

Anyone who feels their resolve flagging as the results of last week’s election grow less surreal and more realized should stop what they’re doing, take a deep breath, and watch the video for “We The People,” the first single off of A Tribe Called Quest’s newly released sixth and final album, We Got It From Here… Thank…

Dave Chappelle points a stirring Saturday Night Live toward the future

It’s tempting to say, “If you invite Dave Chappelle to host Saturday Night Live, you know what you’re going to get.” Except that not knowing what you get is built into who Dave Chappelle is as a comedian. Especially after essentially being out of the spotlight—at least this bright and inescapable a spotlight—for a…

Stream A Tribe Called Quest’s new album, We Got It From Here...Thank You For Your Service

It’s been… a week, and while we’re not entirely certain anyone’s looking to feel better or distract themselves just yet, we’d all be remiss in not checking A Tribe Called Quest’s new album, We Got It From Here…Thank You For Your Service. The hip-hop pioneers reunited to work on the album earlier this year, before the…

Spend the remainder of the day watching Chappelle’s Show sketches

Earlier today, it was confirmed that Dave Chappelle will host next weekend’s Saturday Night Live alongside A Tribe Called Quest. This is a long-awaited return for both, even though they’ve remained busy; Chappelle never quite left comedy, he just left TV, and Tribe’s members never stopped doing provocative,…

Kendrick Lamar and Jack White to feature on the final Tribe Called Quest album

Last week, the members of influential hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest announced their final album, We Got It From Here, Thank You For Your Service. The group—which reunited last year after an appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show—had been working on the new music in the months before and after the death of the…

November’s new music includes releases from Alicia Keys, Metallica, and (maybe) Beck

Every Friday, dozens of new records are released into the wild. Some make big splashes, and others sink almost immediately. For most music consumers, it’s almost too much information, and save for those precious few who spend their hours glued to review sites and release calendars, it’s hard to know what’s coming out…

This Sesame Street mashup is a perfect tribute to A Tribe Called Quest

Mylo The Cat isn’t the only mashup artist who’s discovered that the denizens of Sesame Street align amazingly well with vintage hip-hop tunes. YouTuber Spunnywigg has very quietly created a bunch of clever voice sync vids throwing it back to the old school, both song- and character-wise. There’s the early ’70s-era…