Et Cetera: Phife Dawg, David Bowie, Florence Welch, Dvsn

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Q-Tip, Outkast, Kendrick Lamar, Chuck D Honor Phife Dawg on “Abstract Radio"

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Music fans endured another loss in 2016: A Tribe Called Quest’s Phife Dawg passed away at the age of 45 last week. Honoring his former partner in studio, Q-Tip invited some friends (Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, Big Boi, El-P, Chuck D, among others) to his Beats1 radio show Abstract Radio to discuss Tribe and Phife’s influence specifically. During the episode, Tip mixed in live performances and remixes from the recent reissue of Tribe’s seminal debut album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm

You can listen to the episode here.

David Bowie’s Tribute Gig at Radio City Music Hall Will be Streamed Live


Speaking of crushing losses in 2016, a concert tributing David Bowie in Radio City Music Hall on April 1 will be livestreamed via Skype. R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, Pixies, Blondie, The Roots, The Flaming Lips, Cat Power, J Mascis, Mumford & Sons, Esperanza Spalding are all performing. 

Learn more about the stream here.

Florence Welch and Rufus Wainwright Duet on "When in Disgrace With Fortune and Men’s Eyes (Sonnet 29)"


Of course Rufus Wainwright is celebrating the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death with an album called Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets. (That’s the incredible artwork above.) Have a taste with “When in Disgrace With Fortune and Men’s Eyes (Sonnet 29)”, or as it’ll now be known as, “the one with Florence Welch”. 

Take All My Loves is out April 22. 

Dvsn Remix Aaliyah and Marvin Gaye


The mysterious, Drake-approved Dvsn have their debut album, Sept. 5th out on Friday, and instead of dropping a new single (they’ve already released four great ones), they’ve shares remixes of Aaliyah’s “One in a Million” and Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On”. A mission statement for Sept. 5th? Absolutely. 

Update: Sept. 5th is out now exclusively on Apple Music. It’s hitting the other services on Friday.