To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Michael Rapaport's "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest," we take a look at one of hip hop's most eclectic, beloved groups, A Tribe Called Quest. Let's kick it.
To celebrate the addition of Matt Wolf's Wild Combination (2008) to the Criterion Channel, Marko Djurdjic takes a dive into the eclectic world of avant-hero Arthur Russell.
Eric and Dork Shelf writer Peter Counter discuss Hannibal, Rocket League, Invisible Inc., and Tembo the Badass Elephant.
2010 was, by all accounts, a pretty rad year in music. The Canadian indie scene continued to thrive, all while established Canuck bands like Caribou and Arcade Fire wowed us with new albums. Didn't the music establishment declare electronica and rock n' roll dead nigh a decade ago? And yet here we are, still rocking out. Hip-hop, too, (or rap music as the kids call it) continued its rebirth of sorts; a vibrant new sound that is still hard to pin down, but one that is devoid of unironic autotuning and top 40 aspirations. Since summing up a year in music is proving quite difficult in less than 100 words, I'll leave that task to the musical experts of the Shelf: Jess and Zack.