Native Tongues

De La Soul’s Discography Is Better Than A Tribe Called Quest’s

De La Soul tends to get left out of the best-ever conversation — especially alongside their fellow Native Tongue members A… Read More

November 30, 2021

How Bob Power Put The Low End In A Tribe Called Quest’s ‘The Low End Theory’

In 2016, for the 25th anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest’s seminal album The Low End Theory, we talked to… Read More

September 24, 2021

Q-Tip Promises Native Tongues-Themed Season Two of Abstract Radio

Q-Tip spoke with Zane Lowe about the themes of the second season. On Thursday, Q-Tip joined Apple Music's Zane Lowe,… Read More

April 1, 2021

Prince Paul Wanted To Make A Native Tongues Documentary

The producer and DJ talked at length about the influential rap collective on his podcast series What Had Happened Was with Open… Read More

September 3, 2020

The Legacy of A Tribe Called Quest’s Seminal Debut Album ‘People’s Instinctive Travels and The Paths Of Rhythm’

On April 10th, 1990, A Tribe Called Quest released their iconic debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and The Paths Of… Read More

April 10, 2020

Watch Questlove DJ A Native Tongues Tribute Set Live on YouTube

The legendary drummer paid homage to DJ D-Nice on Thursday night. In the midst of nationwide self-isolation, DJs have put… Read More

March 27, 2020

De La Soul Connects with DJ Shadow on “Rocket Fuel”

Can you rock it like rocket fuel? Later on this year, DJ Shadow will release his first album in more… Read More

July 24, 2019

Trugoy Makes The Argument For De La Soul Being “The Greatest Group Ever” During SXSW Show

"We're probably the only group in hip-hop that stayed together." Although De La Soul is in an ongoing battle with… Read More

March 14, 2019

Decades Since ‘3 Feet High & Rising’ & De La Soul Still Isn’t In Control Of Its Legacy

In an age where countless veteran rap acts are benefiting off of nostalgia, pioneering hip-hop group De La Soul hasn't… Read More

March 12, 2019

Tommy Boy Music Has PostPoned the Release of De La Soul’s Catalogue

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by De La Soul (@wearedelasoul) on Sep 17, 2017 at… Read More

February 28, 2019

Family Affair: Native Tongues

The final installment of our Family Affair series digs into hip-hop’s radically radiant Daisy Age. From infancy to ubiquity, hip-hop has… Read More

November 30, 2018

A Tribe Called Quest Drops Special ‘Midnight Marauders’ 25th Anniversary Capsule Collection

The iconic album celebrates 25 years. November 9th will be the 25th anniversary of one of the greatest albums of all… Read More

November 5, 2018