Posts Tagged ‘A Tribe Called Quest’

Donald Byrd, Pioneering Jazz Trumpeter Who Left a Mark on D.C., Has Died

Donald Byrd, a trumpeter, composer, educator, and National Endowment for the Arts jazz master who spent several years in Washington as founding director of Howard University’s Jazz Studies program, died at his Delaware home on Feb. 4. He was 80 years old.
After nearly a week of rumors, scads of unconfirmed reports, and a Facebook announcement [...]

Head-Roc’s Mouth: Power Moves Party Returns Saturday

Chocolate City listen up!
This Saturday, yours truly is hosting the Return of Power Moves Party at Ras Hall. The original Power Moves party was a fixture on the D.C. hip-hop scene, showcasing the best local talent in a consistently packed Kaffa House for nearly a decade during D.C.'s hip-hop golden era.
We have a special treat [...]

Reviewed: Bop Alloy by Substantial & Marcus D.

The fusion of jazz and hip-hop is nothing new, so Baltimore rapper Substantial and Seattle producer Marcus D. don't break new ground on their new album, Bop Alloy. The blending of genres was especially prevalent 20 years ago, when Gangstarr, A Tribe Called Quest and others sustained careers by rhyming over piano keys and wind [...]