Last night, the crowd at the U.K.’s Bestival bore witness to an historic performance by hip hop royalty A Tribe Called Quest: Their “last show ever.” Since the sudden passing of founding MC Phife Dawg last year and the subsequent release of the appropriately reverent LP we got it from here…, the seminal 90’s crew has been open about their intentions to close the book on Tribe.According to NME, during their headlining festival set last night, MC Q-Tip confirmed the news, announcing to the crowd that this would, indeed, be their last show. Stopping during “Whateva Will Be” roughly halfway into their set, Q-Tip spoke about the end of the road.“A Tribe Called Quest, we suffered a blow,” he told the crowd, “We lost our boy Phife Dawg. This is gonna be our last show as A Tribe Called Quest, ever.” He then quoted lines from Phife Dawg’s verse on the track: ‘Say am I ‘posed to be dead or doin’ life in prison?/Just another dummy caught up in the system/Unruly hooligan who belongs in Spofford/Verse getting that degree at Stanford or Harvard.’Check out some clips from the set via Instagram below: Since Phife’s death, the remaining members have been touring throughout the world for their last go-around, but have been facing various problems as of late that make this announcement less surprising than it may appear. This summer, they were forced to cancel tour dates dates due to a shoulder injury to Q-Tip and Cancelled, Rescheduled, Then Re-Cancelled their scheduled headlining set at Outside Lands Music Festival due to a “wave of grief” for Phife Dawg.While the era of A Tribe Called Quest may be over, we know the creative minds of Q-Tip, Al Saheed Muhammad, and Jarobi White won’t stay dormant for long. And to Phife–Rest in peace, Dawg.[h/t – Pitchfork][Cover photo via Instagram user @ryandfenton]
SUNRISE, Florida – The Grand Opening of the City’s newest park – the Sunrise Sportsplex – is set for Wednesday, December 11th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at 7:00 p.m. Come explore the facility and enjoy refreshments, giveaways and family fun!The great amenities at the Sunrise Sportsplex include:Pinwheel of four youth baseball/softball fieldsFour batting cagesPitcher’s warmup areaTwo-story concession building/scorers’ towerNatural-grass multipurpose fieldLarge covered playgroundButterfly garden and natural wetlandsThe construction of the Sunrise Sportsplex was funded through the City’s voter-approved general obligation (GO) bond referendum.The Sunrise Sportsplex is located at 9101 NW 50th Street, next to Westpine Middle School and across from Banyan Elementary School.