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Phife Dawg Talks New Movie, Diabetes And Relationship With Q-Tip

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I recently had the chance to interview Phife Dawg from a Tribe Called Quest at the Los Angeles Premiere of “Beats Rhymes And Life” in Los Angeles and talked to him about his relationship with Q-Tip, the legacy of a A Tribe Called Quest and his struggles with diabetes. Check Out These Joints Too “Beats Rhymes And Life” Just Scratches The Surface Of A Tribe Called Quest “Viva Riva!”, “Beats, Rhymes And Life” Lead Pack Of Black Indie Summer Films

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‘Skins’ Star Eleanor Zichy Previews Season Finale

Monday night (March 21), fans will learn more about Eura, Tony’s sister. By Jocelyn Vena, with reporting by Christina Garibaldi “Skins” star Eleanor Zichy as Eura Photo: Jason Nocito As the premiere season of “Skins” wraps up Monday night (March 21), the show is in many ways coming full circle. The season opened with a look at Tony, a cad and manipulator who plays by his own rules. Throughout the first nine episodes, all of the characters have showed different sides of themselves and their lives. The finale will take a look at Tony’s younger sister, Eura. “Eura is Tony’s younger sister, and she remains very mysterious throughout the series,” Eleanor Zichy explained to MTV News. “She’s not in every episode, but she comes up very sporadically — sometimes with the group, most of the time not … until the final episode, where you’ll get to know more about her.” While it seems that Zichy’s character hasn’t always been at the center of the action (and there’s been plenty of it), that’s about to change. “Eura is the younger sister, so there’s a bit of a discontent,” she described. “You’ll see something between Cadie and Eura, and Chris considers her Tony’s weird little sister.” While the episode will certainly have fans talking Tuesday morning, the show has had lots of attention throughout its nine-week run. Some loved it, and others wondered if it was too racy for teens. But the cast has always made the point that the show is about a lot more than just sex and drugs . “All we have to say is … you have to watch it and see the story lines, the friendships, the politics between these kids, what their relationships are,” Zichy explained. “They’re like a family.” Don’t miss the “Skins” season finale Monday (March 21) at 10 p.m. ET/PT, 9 p.m. Central on MTV. Related Photos Skins | Cast Photos | Eura

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A Tribe Called Quest ‘Encourage’ Fans To See ‘Beats, Rhymes & Life’

‘It’s a celebration not only of Tribe, but of the culture,’ Q-Tip tells MTV News, despite his disapproval of some aspects of the documentary. By Alvin Blanco, with reporting by Sway Calloway A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip Photo: MTV News Although A Tribe Called Quest felt some of the business behind Michael Rapaport’s documentary on the group was Industry Rule #4080 (read: shady), they still want fans to go see the film. “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest” is a window into not only the career of one of hip-hop’s most influential acts, they said, but also the culture itself. “I encourage everybody still to see this film,” Q-Tip told MTV News. “Not only because it’s about us, but it’s really about the hip-hop movement, man. It really, really is, that’s on everything. It’s a celebration not only of Tribe, but of the culture. Of what goes into making records: the ups, the downs, the switching of the times. It’s a beautiful story about hip-hop. He really did a great job, and I commend him for it, still. He really did an amazing job.” According to Q-Tip, he and Tribe just want to get the story totally correct. “Again, this is just another warning shot … a flare coming from the cannon so that they can get this thing right,” Q-Tip said. The MC also expressed the necessity for seminal rap artists and groups to tell their stories on their own terms. “Everybody out there in hip-hop who’s crossed that threshold, who’s done work, who has a history — whether it be Queen Latifah or Rakim or Wu-Tang or Jay-Z or Nas or Ice Cube or N.W.A — yo, tell y’all own stories,” Q-Tip said, looking into the camera for emphasis. “Be in charge of your own stories, you hear me?” The Queens MC then likened rappers to griots : West African storytellers who share their tales via oral tradition. “We gotta pass our own stories on,” Q-Tip continued. “This is part of our tradition as African-Americans predominantly. Let’s tell our own stories. We can let everybody come in and participate with us in this, but don’t fall for the Hollywood, nobody’s ever done this before. We hip-hop, man. This is a hip-hop nation. We crack the mold, we break the rules. We define this culture that we in right now, this Western culture, the sh– that’s moving around the world, whether it be Tribe to Lil Wayne, Drake to Kanye, I don’t care. This hip-hop sh– is our sh–, and when we start moving in, control your stories, man. Tell your stories — that’s what I learned from this.” Will you check out the Tribe documentary? Let us know in the comments. Related Videos MTV News Extended Play: A Tribe Called Quest Related Artists A Tribe Called Quest

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Exclusive: A Tribe Called Quest Talk Documentary Beef

Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed, Jarobi reveal to MTV News why they lost ‘trust’ in director Michael Rapaport and share e-mail from producers that prompted ‘red flags.’ By Alvin Blanco, with reporting by Sway Calloway A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip Photo: MTV News Q-Tip is finally telling his side of the story regarding Beats, Rhymes and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, the Michael Rapaport-directed documentary about the legendary group that premiered at Sundance in January. MTV News’ Sway Calloway sat down exclusively with A Tribe Called Quest members Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi, who called in by phone, on Monday (March 14) and the group opened up about the misgivings they’ve been having regarding the doc. Up until now, fans had mostly been privy to Tip’s online commentary, but they went into detail about some of the “red flags” that led them to reconsider their support of the film. (Tribe member Phife was not present.) According to Q-Tip, on December 17, 2010, a couple of weeks after he initially expressed concern about the film, an e-mail was accidently sent to him by one of the producers that read as follows: “First off let’s close the Billing Block and put it on the poster so they can’t get on that. Then we’ll f— them on everything else.” Seated next to Ali in our newsroom, Q-Tip contended that the e-mail conversation clearly stemmed from the group’s early concern about not being credited as producers on the film. “I mean, what you think?” Q-Tip responded rhetorically when Sway asked about his immediate reaction to the e-mail message. “I mean, automatically you revert back, because this is some hip-hop sh– ultimately.” But the rapper didn’t “revert” and violence was averted. Still, Q-Tip maintained that despite this point of contention, the group was still participating in the film’s production and were awaiting edits they requested be made. Our interview also contradicted Rapaport’s assertions to MTV News that Q-Tip was speaking for himself and not the group. Tip said another grievance he had with the filmmaker was the questionable timing of the documentary trailer’s leaking to the Internet. The nearly five-minute preview clip was also erroneously titled, he said. “The same day of the announcement that it came to Sundance, that ‘Beats, Rhymes & Fights’ trailer came out,” Q-Tip said, referring to an earlier version of the title. “All of this stuff is going on and we’re still trying to move forward in good faith and we see this e-mail, inadvertently, which was a godsend. I believe that that was the universe giving that to us and showing us who we were dealing with.” The producers’ response to their own e-mail gaffe only made Q-Tip more agitated. “Their whole comeback to that was, ‘Oh, he’s just frustrated, everybody’s frustrated,’ ” Tip said. But he countered, “When you’re frustrated you say, ‘Yo, I’mma kick his ass. He’s an a–hole, I can’t stand him, I’mma f— him up. I can’t f— with him again.’ Those are things you say out of frustration. But when you say, ‘First off, let’s close the Billing Block and put it on the poster so they can’t get on that. Then we’ll f— them on everything else,’ that’s strategy. “That’s premeditated, first. And second, you feel comfortable to say it to the rest of your team. That means that if the environment is conducive for you to have that kind of banter and that kind of language, God knows what else they’ve been saying amongst themselves. So how can we trust them?” The only member of the group that attended the “Beats, Rhymes and Life” Sundance premiere was Phife . And in spite of the ongoing drama, A Tribe Called Quest still say Rapaport did a great job directing the film and that everyone should see it. Stick with MTV News all week as we reveal more of our interview with A Tribe Called Quest and their concerns about the “Beats, Rhymes and Life” documentary. Related Artists A Tribe Called Quest

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Super Trailer: Instant Classic Gets Wrenching Preview

Ha! [Cue honking gag horn] It’ll all make sense after a look at the trailer for Super , James Gunn’s outrageous (and outrageously violent) comedy featuring Rainn Wilson as a schmo-turned-crime-fighter working to reclaim his estranged wife (Liv Tyler) from an evil drug lord (Kevin Bacon). Along the way he enlists a young sidekick (Ellen Page) whose expertise in comics (and enthusiasm for head-busting) comes in handy on his quest.

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Randy, Katherine Jackson Return to LA Courthouse

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It’s another grueling day for the Jackson Family at the Downtown LA Courthouse as Randy and Katherine reenter to continue their quest for criminal justice in the murder of Michael Jackson. May justice prevail, and all the guilty parties be uprooted and punished.

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A Tribe Called Quest Documentary Director Talks Q-Tip Issues

‘I think he got a little nervous,’ Michael Rapaport tells RapFix about Tribe rapper. Tribe Called Quest Photo: Raymond Boyd/ Michael Ochs Archives/ Getty Images Related Artists A Tribe Called Quest

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Emma Booth Tits Stab Themselves in Underbelly of the Day

Emma Booth is some Australian model turned aspiring actor who mainly works in Australia, and who I guess wants to make it in America because that’s pretty much where all aspiring actors around the world want to make it, but at 28 years old, I figure that chances are slim but at least in her quest for fame and security in her career, she’s landed a regular role on some TV show called Underbelly that I guess is about topless chicks stabbing themselves…riveting, but it works for me….cuz girls willing to get topless for money and fame will always succeed….especially when their tits look young for their age… To download the clip – follow this link GO

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World Cup's start kicks off friendships

World Cup’s start kicks off friendships ». By Sports Editor. 600_madiba.JPG. It was Christmas in June for giddy soccer fans throughout the city Friday. A restless night’s sleep was greeted by the first hint of sunlight, … World Cup 2010 Video … “Chasing the Game”: A primer on the history of the U.S. national soccer team, its run-up to the South Africa World Cup , with profiles on its coach and players. Chasing the Game; America and the Quest for the World Cup …

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