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A Tribe Called Quest -- NYC Street Changed ... Phife Dawg's the Name Now (Photo)

4 August 2016 12:39 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The plan to co-name a NYC boulevard after A Tribe Called Quest took a slight left turn -- but it still praises late rapper, Phife Dawg.  Linden Blvd in Queens -- which Tribe rapped about all the time -- will also be known as Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor Way. The original plan was to name it A Tribe Called Quest Blvd, but councilman Daneek Miller's chief of staff tells TMZ ... Phife's widow requested it be changed to honor Phife alone. »

- TMZ Staff

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‘Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest’ Is 5 Years Old Today – Revisiting It…

8 July 2016 8:33 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Today in history, July 8, 2011, the Michael Rapaport-directed “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest,” opened in USA theaters, en route to a $1,200,326 box office total gross, distributed by Sony Classics. Re-watching the documentary again… Continue Reading → »

- Tambay Obenson

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A Tribe Called Quest -- Cleaning Up with Mural Tribute (Photo)

6 June 2016 12:20 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The guys from A Tribe Called Quest are about to be kings of Queens with their own larger-than-life tribute on a building they made famous. The street art, commissioned by fans, will be painted on the side of Nu-Clear Cleaners, the dry cleaner where the group shot its "Check The Rhime" video back in '91. The building sits on Linden Boulevard ... the street that's soon-to-be co-named A Tribe Called Quest Blvd. TMZ got this mock-up »

- TMZ Staff

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‘Holy Rollers’ Director Kevin Asch Boards Crime Drama ‘Zealous’

27 April 2016 2:29 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Holy Rollers” director Kevin Asch is on board to helm Israeli crime drama “Zealous,” Variety has learned exclusively.

Asch will re-team with “Holy Rollers” actor/producer Danny A. Abeckaser on “Zealous,” which will be set in New York City with shooting starting in the fall.

The story, written by Asch, Abeckaser and Jon Carlo, centers on an Israeli ex-con with a violent past who joins a burgeoning Israeli crime syndicate in Brooklyn amidst a brutal turf war with the Russian mob. Abeckaser will star and produce.

“I was instantly drawn to the material of the film,” Asch said. “Danny and I are fascinated with exploring cultural components in classic crime dramas. The challenge as a director is to not let the trappings of the genre confine the narrative, but rather, to create flawed characters with souls, who provide a deliberate voice and direction to our story.

Holy Rollers” starred Jesse Eisenberg, »

- Dave McNary

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11 Music Icons Who Died in 2016, From David Bowie to Prince (Photos)

22 April 2016 9:19 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Iconic singer-songwriter and style icon David Bowie died on Jan. 10, two days after the release of his 25th album “Blackstar.” He was 69 years old. Prince Rogers Nelson, known simply to his fans as Prince, died at age 57 on Apr. 21. Prince was known worldwide as one of the biggest rock stars of the 80s, with songs like “Purple Rain” and “Sign o’ The Times.” Malik Taylor, a.k.a. Phife Dawg, died on Mar. 23 at age 45. The rapper was the co-founder of the legendary hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest. Robert Stigwood, former manager of Cream and The Bee »

- Brian Flood

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Prince's Former Music Publicist Is 'Stunned' by Death: 'It's Hard Not to Feel Like Something Has Been Taken from You'

21 April 2016 1:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

At some point on Thursday afternoon, fabled music publicist Mitch Schneider says he just stopped receiving new emails. His inbox went stagnant soon after news of iconic musician Prince's death broke online. "My email has completely stopped, which hasn't actually happened since 9/11," Schneider tells People. "I think folks throughout the music industry are simply stunned right now. It's hard not to feel like something has been taken from you, and taken without warning." Schneider, the president and CEO for the Los Angeles-based Mitch Schneider Organization, says he represented Prince during the early to mid-1990s, when the music legend released three separate LPs. »

- Chris Harris, @chrisharrisment

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Prince's Former Music Publicist Is 'Stunned' by Death: 'It's Hard Not to Feel Like Something Has Been Taken from You'

21 April 2016 1:55 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

At some point on Thursday afternoon, fabled music publicist Mitch Schneider says he just stopped receiving new emails. His inbox went stagnant soon after news of iconic musician Prince's death broke online. "My email has completely stopped, which hasn't actually happened since 9/11," Schneider tells People. "I think folks throughout the music industry are simply stunned right now. It's hard not to feel like something has been taken from you, and taken without warning." Schneider, the president and CEO for the Los Angeles-based Mitch Schneider Organization, says he represented Prince during the early to mid-1990s, when the music legend released three separate LPs. »

- Chris Harris, @chrisharrisment

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A Tribe Called Quest's Ali Shaheed Muhammad Co-Scoring 'Luke Cage'

15 April 2016 12:34 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Ever since Krysten Ritter kicked ass as the lead superhero in Marvel's Jessica Jones, anticipation has been building for the next in the Netflix Marvel anthology series, Luke Cage. Lucikly, the show's executive producer and showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker, who also wrote the first two episodes of Luke Cage, shared some details before its streaming release on September 30th. Cage will be the first of the Marvel shows to have characters based entirely in Harlem rather than Hell's Kitchen.

We'll find out how the antihero, played by Mike Colter, got »

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'Luke Cage' is going to sound great and feel like 'The Wire'

13 April 2016 8:40 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Luke Cage doesn't premiere until September 30, but it already has a lot to live up to: it's the third Netflix Marvel series, and the first two -- Daredevil and Jessica Jones -- have been well-received. With so much superhero stuff out there already, what can Luke Cage do to stand out? One way: by sounding awesome, if what executive producer Cheo Hodari Coker told Entertainment Weekly last night is anything to go by. "It's got a 90s hip-hop vibe, but it's really forward-thinking," Coker said. "We have Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad doing the scoring for us."  Muhammad was a member of A Tribe Called Quest, and he and Younge have worked together many times, including producing Kendrick Lamar's "untitled 6 | 06.30.2014" and their own upcoming album, "Midnight Hour." They referenced scoring a "big television series that we can't announce what it is yet" in an interview with Billboard last month. »

- Sara Morrison

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Kanye West Honors A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg

6 April 2016 4:55 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Kanye West paid tribute to Phife Dawg at a memorial service for the A Tribe Called Quest rapper. Hundreds gathered at New York City's Apollo Theater Tuesday to pay their respects to the musician (born Malik Taylor), who died from diabetes-related complications last month at age 45. Stars including Lauryn Hill, LL Cool J and L.A. Reid were seen in the crowd. In addition to West, André 3000, Chuck D, Michael Rapaport and Busta Rhymes addressed the audience, while D'Angelo, Grandmaster Flash, The Roots and others performed. A Tribe Called Quest's Jarobi and Ali Shaheed Muhammad Q-Tip eulogized Taylor at the end of the four-hour service. West spoke for eight minutes, saying he owed his career to »

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NYC Weekend Watch: Bresson, Akerman, Maddin, Peckinpah, ‘Cannibal Holocaust’ & More

31 March 2016 8:31 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Metrograph

“Welcome to Metrograph: A-z” brings George A. Romero‘s greatest zombie picture, Day of the Dead, on Friday. Saturday includes Abbas Kiarostami‘s Close-Up, Robert Bresson‘s The Devil, Probably (also playing on Sunday), and Coming Apart; Sunday, see the Maggie Cheung-led Comrades: Almost a Love Story.

“Three Wiseman” offers two Wisemans: High School and Titicut Follies. »

- Nick Newman

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A Tribe Called Quest -- Gets Crucial Stamp of Approval for NYC Street Cred

29 March 2016 12:50 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Phife Dawg is one key step closer to getting a permanent tribute in his hometown -- renaming the street he rapped about all the time ... A Tribe Called Quest Boulevard.  After Phife died last week, a petition was started to encourage city council members to co-name Linden Blvd (represent, represent) in Queens. It's already approaching its goal of 5,000 signatures.  Sources involved in the campaign tell us they crossed another hurdle -- getting Phife's family to sign off on the plan. »

- TMZ Staff

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Interview: In Appreciation of Phife Dawg, Member of ‘A Tribe Called Quest’

27 March 2016 4:14 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – It was announced last week on March 22nd, 2016, that a hip-hop pioneer, Phife Dawg of the group “A Tribe Called Quest,” passed away at the age of 45. It was Phife, along with Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White, that created a new voice in the evolution from rap to hip hop.

In 2011, a documentary regarding the group, “Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest’ was released, and Phife Dawg was on the promotional tour for the film. In appreciation of his life and music contributions, HollywoodChicago.com reprints the interview from that tour.

Phife Dawg (left) Performs in A Tribe Called Quest

Photo credit: Sony Pictures Classics

HollywoodChicago.com: Phife, you talk about your childhood with Q-Tip growing up in Queens. What was that time and place like and how did it influence and inspire your eventual hip-hop career?

Phife Dawg: New York City pretty much reeked of music. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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International Business Times Announces Layoffs, Exit of Top Editor

25 March 2016 6:27 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

International Business Times, commonly referred to simply as Ibt, laid off at least 15 editorial staffers on Thursday while editor-in-chief Peter Goodman announced he is leaving the company. The company is undergoing significant layoffs, according to Re/code. Ibt is owned by Ibt Media, which also owns Newsweek, but the print magazine will reportedly not be affected. Goodman, the former executive business and global editor at The Huffington Post, joined Ibt two years ago. His decision to depart was announced in an email to employees from Ibt Media co-founders Johnathan Davis and Etienne Uzac. His departure is not believed to be related to the downsizing. »

- Brian Flood

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This Traffic Reporter's On-Air Tribute to Phife Dawg Is Just Perfect

24 March 2016 8:06 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Atlanta news station Wsb-tv paid tribute to the late rapper Phife Dawg in their broadcast yesterday. The co-founder of A Tribe Called Quest passed away Tuesday at the age of 45. His family cited "complications resulting from diabetes" as the cause. In the above video, traffic reporter Mark Arum and anchor Fred Blankenship of the Atlanta, Georgia, ABC affiliate seamlessly work the hip-hop artist's lyrics into the station's traffic updates. Arum drops lyrics as he launches into his traffic report: "This rush hour couple of more hits than the Braves or the Yankees." He also references more of Phife Dawg's memorable verses as he checks in with a reporter in the Wsb »

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A Tribe Called Quest Release Statement on Phife Dawg's Death

23 March 2016 4:44 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Following the tragic passing of Phife Dawg, A Tribe Called Quest has just released the following statement honoring the beloved band's co-founder. "Our hearts are heavy. We are devastated. This is something we weren't prepared for although we all know that life is fleeting. It was no secret about his health and his fight. But the fight for his joy and happiness gave him everything he needed. The fight to keep his family happy, his soul happy and those around him happy, gave him complete and unadulterated joy…until he heeded his father's call." The group's statement continued, "We love his family, his mother, his father, his son, his wife, his nieces, his family here in New York, »

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R.I.P. Phife Dawg: An Appreciation, From Near El Segundo

23 March 2016 10:05 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

His name was weird. He was the harder of the two lead guys in A Tribe Called Quest to love, because come on: Q-Tip is the most charming guy imaginable. He dropped rhymes that will be stuck in my head forever, about Seamans furniture, Dawn from En Vogue, Mayor David Dinkins. Phife Dawg, insanely, horribly, is dead at 45. His rhymes were inscrutable, bouncing from playful to gross, his voice full of energy and bite. But he was a guy you learned to love, listening to Tribe Called Quest albums a million times over, because he was so honest and »

- Tim Molloy

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A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg -- Dead at 45

23 March 2016 10:05 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

10:40 Am Pt -- Phife's family just released a statement confirming the rapper died from diabetes. Phife Dawg -- a member of the iconic rap group A Tribe Called Quest -- died Wednesday. Phife battled health problems for years -- he suffered from Type 1 diabetes -- and underwent a kidney transplant in 2008.  Roots drummer Questlove posted a lengthy tribute to Phife on Instagram, tagging the post as coming from Linden Boulevard ... a street in Queens »

- TMZ Staff

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Phife Dawg, A Tribe Called Quest Member, Dead At 45

23 March 2016 8:05 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Rapper Phife Dawg, a member of A Tribe Called Quest, has died at the age of 45 due to health problems. A Tribe Called Quest’S Phife Dawg Dead At 45 News of the rapper’s death spread over Twitter after Rolling Stone confirmed the news Wednesday morning. An official statement has yet to be released. The late […]

The post Phife Dawg, A Tribe Called Quest Member, Dead At 45 appeared first on uInterview. »

- Crystal Smith

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Phife Dawg, Founder of A Tribe Called Quest, Dies at 45

23 March 2016 7:37 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

A Tribe Called Quest founding member Phife Dawg has died. The rapper, real name Malik Taylor, was 45. No official statement has been released yet, nor a cause of death. Taylor battled Type 1 diabetes for a long time, however, even undergoing a kidney transplant in 2008. The donor was his wife. Taylor, a self-described sugar addict, said in an interview last year that he was on the list for another kidney transplant. While the emcee’s passing appears to have been first broken by friends on Twitter, Rolling Stone was able to confirm the news. Also Read: Brussels Terrorist Attacks: 8 Latest Developments A. »

- Tony Maglio

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