Phife Dawg and J.Dilla's younger brother IIIa J connected with producers Potatohead People for "French Kiss Deux." They pay tribute to Montreal women with a laidback approach accentuated by the lazy trumpets and the beat that is more suited for slow-dancing. "French Kiss Deux" will appear on Phife Dawg's posthumous Forever album. It is the second single to premiere from the tracklisting after "Nutshell Part 2" featuring Busta Rhymes and Redman. There is no set date for the release of Forever.
A Tribe Called Quest photographed by Janette Beckman in New York City, 1990.
I loved A Tribe Called Quest, their afrocentric style, and their cool lyrics. We shot this in Chelsea with their little cousin in the photo. When I started photographing hip hop, it was about people expressing what they thought, kids just writing about their lives. These days, the music industry is more about making money. It’s a different motivation. Artists want the lifestyle that comes with fame. They think they can make a record and become Jay-Z tomorrow. I preferred the authentic, raw, street hip hop. I’ve never been interested in the people doing things for the money.
Originally released in 1993 on Jive Records
Artist: A Tribe Called Quest
Style: Boom-Bap, Jazz Rap, East Coast Hip Hop
Vibe: Confident, Colorful, Warm, Playful, Poetic, Urban, Conscious
Musical Attributes: Lush, Sampling, Beats
A third of my favorite rap group is, Vincent Lamont Mason Jr(. born March 24, 1970, 1970) the Brooklyn, NY native is also known as Maseo, P.A. Pasmster Mase and Plug Three is a rapper, producer, and DJ. Mason is the group’s Mason may be in the background as the DJ but, his skills on the turntables get him noticed. When he joined the group in1987 three caught the attention of producer Prince Paul and he managed to get De La Soul a record deal with Tommy Boy Label. Maseo spends most of the time behind the turntables for the group, however, he is rhyming on, “ Ring, Ring( Ha Ha Hey) and a guest appearance on a Jungle Brothers track. And you know that laugh on the Gorillaz song Feel Good Inc”? that’s him is laugh is used on the collaboration with the Gorillaz for the song “ Feel Good Inc”. Mason states, “he’s a b-boy at heart” drawing inspiration from global and contemporary. When he isn’t working with the group he spends his time DJing gigs all over the globe. He is also a member of the Spitkicker collective, a group of artists who engage in social and community-based activism. As I mentioned before De Soul was signed to Tommy Boy, unfortunately, there have been some problems with the label, and Maseo and the group have very open and candid about itMaseo is another key fixture in the Native Tounge Family he is a respected member in the hip hop community.
Phife Dawg Ft. Busta Rhymes & Redman - 'Nutshell Pt. 2'
Phife Dawg Ft. Busta Rhymes & Redman – ‘Nutshell Pt. 2’
The team of the late rapper Phife Dawg deliver a new music video for the song ‘Nutshell Pt. 2.’ The song is the first single off the new album arriving this year Forever, executive produced by DJ Rasta Root. The new visual directed by Tony Reames features verses from Redman and Busta Rhymes. Forever will release via Smokin’ Needles Records/AWAL. Take a look and watch the new video below and get…