Andre Benjamin

Underrated/Overrated: An overdue return for A Tribe Called Quest and our 'post-truth' social media

Underrated/Overrated: An overdue return for A Tribe Called Quest and our 'post-truth' social media

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A Tribe Called Quest’s “We Got It From Here … Thank You 4 Your Service”: In a year full of improbabilities, what were the odds of this hip-hop group releasing new music this good after 18 years and the recent death of founding member Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor? Though his previously recorded verses are a strong, ghostly presence, Tribe flies a sort of musical missing-man formation while reckoning with loss and the political landscape in what’s billed as a farewell album. However, with taut and timely rhymes, twisted samples and an eclectic roster of guests that include...

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