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Music, "Beats, Rhymes, and Life": Michael Rapaport's "Love Letter" to A Tribe Called Quest

"Beats, Rhymes, and Life": Michael Rapaport's "Love Letter" to A Tribe Called Quest

So much petty drama has clouded the release of Michael Rapaport's a Tribe Called Quest documentary. One version of the backstory casts the first-time director as a doofus actor wannabe (arguably best known for his role as Phoebe's boyfriend in…
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Music, BeatBox

Ladies' Night

The upcoming "Femme Fatale Bass Breakin Ball" should provide an inspired selection of danceable sets. With an emphasis on the deep, low end of the groove, the club night breaks from beat monotony by hosting DJs and live acts in…
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Music, BeatBox Q-Tip and Trentemoller

Q-Tip and Trentemoller

Call off the genre holy wars — Anders Trentemøller preaches an electronic gospel that even the far-flung tribes of Technopolis can agree upon. The Danish producer's albums (like the haunting Last Resort) flow between misty ambience and dusky dub melancholia,…
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Music, Reviewed The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers

Push the Button marks the return of the electronica eclecticism the Chemical Brothers infected the masses with back in the halcyon, glow-stick-lit days of the mid-'90s. The album is littered with such ephemera as kung-fu gongs, funk-bass thwacks, electro jew's-harp…
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Jungle Brothers Since their 1987 debut Straight Out the Jungle, New York's Jungle Brothers have been a driving force behind the positive hip-hop movement. Then, MCs Mike G and Afrika Baby Bam avoided the typical macho swagger of the time,…
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A Tribe Called Quest The Love Movement (Jive) This summer A Tribe Called Quest -- who had brought a unique flair and unpretentious intelligence to hip hop for almost 10 years -- announced that they would release one more record…
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