Can you kick it? Yes, you can. A Tribe Called Quest performed their hit single on national TV Friday night with The Roots backing them up. In case you don’t recall, that means they performed on TV for the first time in 15 years. While they were busying laying down one of the best beats of all time, Adele teased a new song, Tyler, the Creator and Hodgy Beats went at each other’s throats over Odd Future drama, Mogwai lost a member, Pusha T announced the title of his Kanye West-produced album, and Baroness dropped a truly metal track. There’s so much to kick, man.
No matter how many people bump A Tribe Called Quest on the regular, the iconic hip-hop collective haven’t turned up for widely broadcasted entertainment in years. More specifically, they haven’t appeared on TV in over 15 years. They broke that silence when they performed their classic “Can I Kick It?” with The Roots on the Tonight Show. The founding members of ATCQ–Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Jarobi White–took over to celebrate the 25th anniversary reissue of their debut LP. If you’ve never heard it, blast this version, pre-order a copy, and yell “Yes, you can!” like you’re one of the lucky audience members who got to do exactly that live. [Rolling Stone] [Featured photo courtesy of A Tribe Called Quest]
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Adele‘s newest song, “When We Were Young”, popped up in a preview of her upcoming appearance on 60 Minutes this Sunday, November 15. The recording is a live rendition that appears in the last half of the 60 Minutes clip above. The song was co-written with Tobias Jesso Jr. and sees production from Ariel Rechtshaid. According to Adele, it’s her favorite ballad on the record. Is it yours? [Rolling Stone]
Tyler, the Creator held his annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles this weekend. Originally, the festival’s lineup included Odd Future on the bill, but later in the year the rap group seemed to break up. At their scheduled set, Hodgy Beats, Domo Genesis, Left Brain, and Mike G. Tyler showed up. Earl Sweatshirt did not. During that set, Hodgy Beats made some offhand comments about Tyler, so later that evening Tyler shot some comments of his own at Hodgy. Watch his response in the video above around the 39:22 mark. We still don’t know for sure what happened to the collective, but as the two seem to indicate, friendship bonds were broken and egos came into play. [Pitchfork]
Mogwai have spent over two decades changing the scope, sound, and definition of post-rock. Today, after all that time, guitarist John Cummings announced he has left the band. There are no hard feelings, though. Cummings is off to pursue his own musical projects and Mogwai will carry on as they always have. [Pitchfork] [Photo by Steve Gullick]
On Thursday of last week, Pusha T dropped the Notorious B.I.G.-sampling track “Untouchable”. That same day, he hosted a launch party for his “EQT” shoes where, of course, he shared some details about the upcoming album that “Untouchable” stems from. It’s called King Push, will be out before the end of this year, and, according to The Fader, includes ASAP Rocky and The-Dream as collaborators, as well as Kanye West, Hudson Mohawke, Q-Tip, and Boi-1da as producers. No big deal. [Consequnece of Sound]
On December 18, Baroness will drop their new full-length, Purple. The cover is a hyper-detailed drawing of girls and animals intertwined with some eerie flowers and sharp nails. Single “Shock Me” fits that aesthetic. We’ve come to expect nothing less from the Georgia-based metal band. [Stereogum]
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