Jack White, Sir Elton John and Busta Rhymes will be among the guests featured on A Tribe Called Quest’s final album. The pioneering hip-hop group's frontman Q-Tip and Jarobi White recently announced plans to release a secret album to honor their late bandmate Malik 'Phife Dawg' Taylor, and now it appears the project will be star-studded. We Got It From Here, Thank You for Your Service, which will be released on November 11, will also feature Kendrick Lamar and Andre 3000. Confirming his spot on the album, rapper Rhymes tells the New York Times, "Everybody wrote his stuff in front of everybody. Everybody spat their rhymes in front of each other. We were throwing ideas around together." And Q-Tip has paid tribute to Jack White, revealing he showed up without any equipment, took a studio guitar and "got his wizard on."
The award-winning Broadway musical Hamilton has announced that the highly anticipated mixtape with several A-listers collaborators is now available for pre-order. The “Hamilton” mixtape, which was created by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Questlove, features artists paired together to create new songs from artists like Queen Latifah and Miguel, The Roots and Ingrid Michaelson and even Ashanti and Ja Rule. Other artists on the mixtape include Nas, Wiz Khalifa, Chance the Rapper and others. Take a look here.
Rapper Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian had a visit with the son of Alton Sterling, who was fatally shot by police in New Orleans, while he was handing out copies of his CD. On Tuesday, Sterling’s eldest son Cameron received some VIP treatment from the West’s backstage at “The Life of Pablo” tour in Inglewood, California. Cameron’s lawyer Justin Bamberg posted a picture of the trio together on his Twitter page.
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