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McCarthy's SNL Ties Highest Rating for Any Broadcast Show in 7 Weeks

McCarthy's SNL Ties Highest Rating for Any Broadcast Show in 7 Weeks
This calls for double pie.

Melissa McCarthy‘s much anticipated fifth time hosting NBC’s Saturday Night Live delivered 10.34 million total viewers, representing the long-running sketch series’ biggest overall audience for a May episode since May 8, 2010 (when host Betty White and musical guest Jay Z drew 12.05 million).

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In the coveted 18-49 demo, SNL — which again aired live coast to coast — scored a 2.74 rating, marking a six-year high for a May episode (since Jt/Lady Gaga on May 21, 2011) and, more impressively, matching the
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Rihanna was Really Grooving During Tribe Called Quest at the Grammy Awards

For someone who didn’t win an award, wear a golden outfit, or a dress that said “Make America Great Again,” Rihanna most certainly grabbed a lot of headlines from the 2017 Grammy Awards. From her Grammy flask to her incredible expressions throughout the show, she showed why fans love her so much. Nothing was more real than when Rihanna was watching the guys from A Tribe Called Quest do their thing on stage. A camera caught Rihanna making these hilarious faces during the performance. But then the beat just started to hit her and Rihanna began to move around a

Rihanna was Really Grooving During Tribe Called Quest at the Grammy Awards
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10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in February

10 Best Movies and TV Shows to Stream in February
February means Valentine's Day, and whether you're Netflix-and-chill-ing (are we still saying that?) or staving off feelings of crushing loneliness, streaming is a must. This month, you can either celebrate the lovelorn holiday with Mindy Kaling's ode to romcoms and a sensual evening with Michael Bolton, or fully embrace your singlehood with the cynical bleakness of an indie flick with the perfect title for the Trump era. And who doesn't love a good ol' chipper cannibalism comedy, regardless of his or her relationship status? Here's your go-to streaming guide for the next month.
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The Weeknd, Draft Punk, Alicia Keys, Tribe Called Quest, Dave Grohl Added to Grammy Performers

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The Weeknd, Draft Punk, Alicia Keys, Tribe Called Quest, Dave Grohl Added to Grammy Performers
The Recording Academy announced a wide range of musical greats been added to the 2017 Grammys line up on Tuesday. Former Grammy winners The Weeknd, Draft Punk, Alicia Keys, Tribe Called Quest and Dave Grohl were all named as performers at the 59th Grammy Awards, taking place Feb. 12 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Best New Artist contenders Maren Morris and Anderson .Paak were also added to list of Grammy greats. Also Read: Adele Set to Perform at 2017 Grammy Awards Adele, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban were all previously named as performers at the music industry’s biggest night,
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Newswire: Michael Rapaport calls Aziz Ansari a “politically correct fucker” for Chris Brown joke

Aziz Ansari’s comparison of Chris Brown and Donald Trump during his recent Saturday Night Live hosting gig should have upset only one, maybe two people—the singer and the President. Ansari’s crack that Brown and Trump fans willfully ignore their more objectionable traits did piss off the former, though the best “insult” he could muster was to call the Master Of None creator “Aladdin.” With nearly all pertinent parties having weighed in, you’d think the whole thing would have blown over. But Michael Rapaport won’t stand for Ansari acting the “provocateur,” which is apparently what he considers the actor-comedian to be for having lumped two pieces of shit together.

So Rapaport’s calling Ansari out on a podcast—the I Am Rapaport Stereo Podcast, to be exact. From deep within Rapaport radioland, where the Tribe Called Quest tunes flow freely, the star of Higher Learning and
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‘Shut In’ Review: Naomi Watts Literally Skypes It In for This Dull Thriller

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‘Shut In’ Review: Naomi Watts Literally Skypes It In for This Dull Thriller
Horror movies are not so fun when daily life is scarier. I couldn’t jettison that thought while watching “Shut In” Friday morning at my local theater, where less than a half-dozen people sat in a dark room to watch the latest from director Farren Blackburn (“Hammer of the Gods”). It’s neither the film’s nor Blackburn’s fault that this week has been historically painful. To focus energy on anything resembling pop culture is exceedingly difficult right now. Films, television, a new Tribe Called Quest album: all of it seems to pale in comparison to the specter of Donald Trump’s presidency.
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Why Dave Chappelle Is Losing His Mind About Hosting 'SNL' With A Tribe Called Quest -- and You Should, Too

It may be hard to remember the last time Saturday Night Live mattered before this weekend’s upcoming episode aired, but this is a doozy: Self-exiled genius comic Dave Chappelle is hosting with musical guest, long-disbanded genius hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, who just released their final album on Friday. It will be epic. Here’s why.

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Unexpected Reunion

Before the show was announced, you didn’t think Atcq would perform again, and now you know the group won’t perform again. If you saw the fascinating documentary Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, then you know that there was no chance of Atcq reuniting. Q-Tip’s ego, Phife Dawg’s feelings and Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s solo success made it seem impossible. (Meanwhile, Jarobi White left the group in 1991 but rejoined in 2006.)

Then, to
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Kristen Wiig Returning To Host ‘SNL’

Saturday Night Live has upped its cred this season first with tapping Alec Baldwin to portray Donald Trump during the election, and then last week when it unveiled Dave Chappelle and Tribe Called Quest will host and provide the music this coming weekend. The venerable late-night staple continues its hot streak today, announcing former castmember Kristen Wiig will return for her second stint as host November 19. The xx will make their musical guest debut on Wiig’s night…
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Phife Dawg Tribute: Can This Traffic Reporter Kick It? Yes, He Can (Video)

Phife Dawg Tribute: Can This Traffic Reporter Kick It? Yes, He Can (Video)
Wsb-tv traffic reporter Mark Arum paid a beautiful tribute to Phife Dawg on Wednesday, lacing his reports with classic lyrics from the Tribe Called Quest legend. Wednesday’s Atlanta traffic, he said, “Came with more hits than the Braves and the Yankees” (from “Award Tour.”) He invited viewers to “tell your mother, tell your father, send a telegram” — and asked if traffic was “ludicrously speedy or infectious with the slo-mo” (both from “Check the Rhime,” though the latter lyric was actually Q Tip’s). It was, unfortunately, infectious with the slo-mo. Also Read: R.I.P. Phife Dawg: An Appreciation,
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Watch Atlanta Morning Show's Clever Tribute to Phife Dawg

Watch Atlanta Morning Show's Clever Tribute to Phife Dawg
The hip-hop community and music fans aren't the only ones mourning the death of Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor Wednesday as actors, baseball teams and even morning news programs are remembering the influential rapper. In a clever tribute to the quotable lyricist, Wsb-tv's Mark Arum masterfully weaved some of Phife Dawg's greatest rhymes into his morning commute traffic report, turning gridlock on Atlanta highways into a fitting tribute for the Tribe Called Quest rapper.

Among the lines Arum stuffs into his Phife-quoting traffic report are "Coming with more hits than the Braves and the Yankees,
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R.I.P. Phife Dawg: An Appreciation, From Near El Segundo

R.I.P. Phife Dawg: An Appreciation, From Near El Segundo
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...
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Phife Dawg From A Tribe Called Quest Dead at Age 45

Phife Dawg From A Tribe Called Quest Dead at Age 45
A Tribe Called Quest's Phife Dawg has died at age 45. News of his passing emerged on Twitter overnight, and Rolling Stone confirmed his death Wednesday morning; an official statement has yet to be released. Born Malik Taylor in 1970, he suffered from health issues in recent years, undergoing a kidney transplant in 2008 to deal with his longtime battle with Type 1 diabetes. "It's really a sickness," Taylor said in the band's 2011 documentary, Beats, Rhymes & Life. "Like straight-up drugs. I'm just addicted to sugar." Taylor co-founded A Tribe Called Quest in 1985 with, Q-Tip and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, his classmates from Queens, New York; a fourth band member, Jarobi White, left the...
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Phife Dawg Picks His 5 Favorite A Tribe Called Quest Songs

  • Vulture
If you ask someone to name the biggest moment in hip-hop this year, they’ll likely point to the ghostwriting beef between Drake and Meek Mill. I disagree. The biggest moment in hip-hop this year was when a photo of Malia Obama sporting a Pro Era shirt hit the internet, and everyone lost their minds (and the First Daughter lost her social-media privileges) because a group of 20-something-year-old rappers from Brooklyn had managed to bypass the Secret Service by way of a selfie. Malia, of course, is the future, but with her Pro Era cosign she suggested that respecting the old-school elders of hip-hop's golden age — the late ‘80s/early ‘90s style Pro Era is credited for reviving — is a must for the next generation of tastemakers. One of the essential albums of this period is People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, the 1990 debut from A Tribe Called Quest.
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Kill Your Friends’

Toronto Film Review: ‘Kill Your Friends’
Had Patrick Bateman been born a decade later on the other side of the Atlantic, would he still carry a torch for Huey Lewis and the News? Or would he find solace in the Chemical Brothers and Radiohead between marathon coke-fueled orgies and bouts of homicide? Owen Harris’ “Kill Your Friends,” which stars Nicholas Hoult as a psychopathic London A&R man in the late 1990s, at least provides an answer to that question. Starting as a knives-out music-business satire before careening off the deep end into the sort of scorched-earth, nuance-free nihilism that makes Chuck Palahniuk look like Whit Stillman, the film has its razor-sharp grace notes and a seductive stylishness, neither of which can override its relentlessly adolescent worldview. Commercial appeal will likely be niche, though any bitter aspiring musician whose demos keep going unplayed will surely find some validation here.

Protagonist Steven Stelfox (Hoult) makes his entrance leather loafers first,
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Awesome Mix Tape #6: Best Soundtracks / Scores of 2015 Pt 1

It’s that time once again! For the unfamiliar, every year I make two mix tapes sampling the best music from the best movies released. The first mix is usually released in the summertime, about halfway through the year – and I release the second tape in late December. Below is the first half of the best movie scores/soundtracks of 2015. Take a listen and please remember, sharing is caring so don’t be shy to like it on Facebook or tweet it to your friends. Cheers!

(Check out Awesome Mix Tape #5: Best soundtracks/scores 0f 2014)

Playlist:

Eden movie clip

Daft Punk – “One More Time” (Eden)

DJ Light – “Team Gotti Anthem” (Tangerine)

Black Ox Orkestar – “Skocne” (What We Do In the Shadows)

Spring Movie Clip

Elias Rahbani – “Dance of Maria” (What We Do In The Shadows)

Dope movie clip

Tribe Called Quest – “Scenario” (Dope)

Onyx – “Slam Harder” / “Slam” Mix (Dope
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Listen: Do You Have Any Idea How Dope the 'Dope' Soundtrack Is?

You've probably been hearing a lot about a little movie called Dope lately, especially as it gears up to hit theaters this weekend. But one thing that's not being talked about as much as it should is the unbelievably dope soundtrack that comes along with the film. And if you're any kind of fan of '90s hip-hop, then let us introduce you to your favorite movie soundtrack of the summer. We're talking Naughty By Nature, A Tribe Called Quest, Public Enemy, Digital Underground, and Nas -- not to mention four brand-new songs written by Pharrell Williams and performed by the fictional band in the movie, Awreeoh (pronounced "Oreo"). Go ahead and get yourself some of this...   What is Dope? The best way to describe Dope is to envision...

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Ava DuVernay Tells Q-Tip, “Find Your Tribe, Truly” – Tribeca Film Fest

No pun intended, the Selma director assured a packed audience at the Sva Theatre in Manhattan’s Chelsea, at the start of a freewheeling conversation with the Tribe Called Quest co-founder, rapper and actor. The event was a late addition to the Tribeca Film Fest’s series of interviews with filmmakers. The two of them covered some now-familiar ground, including the writer-director’s start in film publicity and directing her first feature film at age 38: “I started making my…
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Ava DuVernay Tells Q-Tip, “Find Your Tribe, Truly” – Tribeca Film Fest

No pun intended, the Selma director assured a packed audience at the Sva Theatre in Manhattan’s Chelsea, at the start of a freewheeling conversation with the Tribe Called Quest co-founder, rapper and actor. The event was a late addition to the Tribeca Film Fest’s series of interviews with filmmakers. The two of them covered some now-familiar ground, including the writer-director’s start in film publicity and directing her first feature film at age 38: “I started making my…
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Leonardo DiCaprio -- Rapping 'Scenario' ... Here We Go, Yo!

  • TMZ
Leonardo DiCaprio is definitely not Bo -- because he Can rap, and he put his skills on full display with a little help from Jamie Foxx. DiCaprio -- still hiding his face -- was at 1Oak in West Hollywood last Thursday for club owner Richie Akiva’s birthday party ... when he got on the mic to do the classic Tribe Called Quest song "Scenario."Little known fact -- all males between 35 and 45 know all the lyrics to this song.
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Tribeca/Espn Sports Film Festival Gala: When the Garden Was Eden

For two weeks every year, New York City finds itself more . . . culturally diverse. What, you ask? How can the already most culturally diverse place in the world get more so? Well that’s easy to answer with Robert DeNiro’s, Jane Rosenthal’s and Craig Hatkoff’s eleventh annual Tribeca Film Festival. Created in 2003 in response to the 9/11 attacks, the festival has come to feature both established filmmakers and first timers alike in the celebration of not only cinema but everything that it evokes within the audience.

The Tribeca Film Festival kicked off its Espn Sports Film Festival Gala with director Michael Rapaport’s documentary When the Garden Was Eden. About the New York Knicks during the 1970s, the film featured clips and players from the championship as well as others talking about how the team won its glory.

At the premiere for the film in New York City included Walt Frazier,
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