NEWS ROUNDUP: Yoko Ono, A Tribe Called Quest & More

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  • Read This: Musicians Pay Tribute To Yoko Ono

    Let’s settle this once and for all, guys: Yoko Ono didn’t break up the Beatles. Even she wasn’t coasting on the coattails of John Lennon’s success, she was creating radical art before she ever met him. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, some news: The Yoko Ono Reissue Project will be releasing the musical projects she created from 1968 to 1985. Want to understand how big of an influence she was on some of your favorite musicians? Read what they have to say about Yoko Ono, via Pitchfork.

  • A Tribe Called Quest Release New Album, Video

    We Got It From Here is the group’s first album in 18 years and features appearances by Jack White, Anderson Paak, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John. Continuing a tragic theme of 2016, the record was finished soon after founding member Phife Dawg’s death earlier in the year. The rapper comes to life in ATCQ’s new video for “We The People” as an animation; check it out below. 

  • New Collaboration by Parquet Courts/WALL/Merchandise

    Members of Parquet Courts (Austin Brown), WALL(Sam York) and Merchandise(Carson Cox) have teamed up on a gloomy disco track called “Fire Dance.” Squeaky synths and sparkling, haunting melodies decorate the track, which Carson describes as “an ode to downtown New York” and speaks of “lost memories.” Listen below:

  • Read This, Too: The Oral History of the Space Jam Song

    If you’re between the ages of 23 and 30, chances are you loooooved the movie Space Jam when you were in elementary school. It had everything: Basketball! Looney Toons! Michael Jordan acting in front of a green screen! I know I did (kids are weird), and it was mostly because of the soundtrack: “I Believe I Can Fly” Seal’s “Fly Like An Eagle,” and of course, the Space Jam Theme song. Even now, it will randomly get stuck in my head for no reason at all. Read the history of the song here, via Spin.

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