We’re back with another episode of #ThrowBackThursdays on The Come Up Show Podcast. Every other Thursday, when we’re not dropping a new podcast, we’ll be going back in the vault and bringing you some of our timeless interviews from the past – including rare interviews that were never released. For each episode, DJ Chedo will be joining the podcast to tell the never-before-heard stories behind the interviews. Last time around, we kicked it off with Shad’s interview with Classified and the Halflife crew. This time, we go back in the vault to bring you Chedo’s interview with Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest. The two talk about everything from the Beats, Rhymes & Life documentary, to J Dilla’s legacy, to the most important thing in life. Check it out below, and if you haven’t already, make sure you subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.
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Following his lengthy collaboration with fellow producer The Alchemist as Gangrene (2010’s Gutter Water, 2011’s Greneberg EP with Roc Marciano, 2012’s Vodka & Ayahuasca and the Odditorium EP), the Oxnard, California producer/emcee Oh No is back with a solo offering. Ohnomite is the end result of Oh No (Madlib’s younger brother) being granted access to the Rudy Ray Moore / Dolemite audio archives and given free rein to slice, dice, chop and sample his way through the classic-yet-absolutely-filthy catalogue. “Dues N Don’ts”, featuring Phife Dawg and Jose James, is a standout from the 19-track album. Ohnomite, which is out now, is being released by Brick Records. Stream and download “Dues N Don’ts” below.
The Come Up Show presents part 3 of our interview with Phife Dawg, you might remember the 2011 documentary Beats Rhymes & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest, you might not know that it’s a winner in the Producers Guild Award, received a Grammy and NAACP Image Awards nomination, amongst others. Phife tells us how he feels about all the attention and acclaim the documentary got. Something not too many people know is that Nas was one of the first to suggest that Tribe should do a documentary back in 2008. Michael Rapport and Nas came together to work on the documentary but due to personal issues in Nas’ life he couldn’t continue with the documentary.
Phife Dawg also tells about Q-Tip personality, why he feels Q-Tip is a reluctant superstar, Phife says “in the studio and the stage is when his ego comes out but offstage meeting and greeting he isn’t comfortable with people, he still hasn’t got used to it, I’m not sure why but it is what it is”. Check this out and more in part.3 of our itnerview with Phife Dawg, make sure to subscribe to The Come Up Show TV for part. 4 as Phife reminisces his working experience with J Dilla.
The Come Up Show Presents Part 2 of our interview with Phife Dawg, this is the first time he talks about the new album and its title Cheryl’s Big Son: The Anomaly and the first single is called Soulmen featuring one of his artists LEL. I asked Phife about the high expectation fans have because it is his first solo album in twelve years, he tells us he wasn’t thinking of making an album because of his battle with his health, unless it was a Tribe album, he was just going to produce, but all of a sudden he caught the bug again while producing. He tells us this and more in Part. 2 of our interview with Phife Dawg.
Make sure to check back tomorrow on The Come Up Show TV for part. 3 of our interview as he talks about the Tribe documentary.
The Come Up Show had the opportunity to sit down with Phife Dawg of the legendary A Tribe Called Quest. One of the best interviews we’ve done so far as Phife sat down for over 20 minutes answering our questions about J.Dilla, the Tribe documentary, his relationship with Q-Tip and much more. Since we live in a A-D-D- world we decided to split it the interview into a few parts, in part.1 of our interview Phife discusses how he feels about Jeremy Lin and the New York Knicks.
Check it out and make sure to subscribe to The Come Up Show TV for the rest of the series.