Moogfest— the annual festival dedicated to the work of Robert Moog who's known for inventing the Moog synthesizer— just got two dope new additions to its line-up in Pete Rock and Ali Shaheed Muhammad.
The annual festival, now in its 14th year, takes place in Durham, NC on May 19. Pete Rock and Ali Shaheed of A Tribe Called Quest fame will both rock DJ sets. If you've never seen either of the living legends live, then its an event you definitely don't want to miss.
They'll join Moses Sumney on the line-up, whose debut album, Aromanticism was named among the best albums of 2017 in the New York Times.
Pete Rock's last effort was 2016's collaboration with Smoke DZA, Don't Smoke Rock, a 13-track project that featured Jadakiss, Styles P, and Royce Da 5'9", BJ The Chicago Kid, Dave East, Wale, and Mac Miller.
“It’s a vibe, it’s a painting, it’s a moment. Something that comes around once in a while. I come from old Harlem, before it was a Chase Bank and Starbucks on every corner. Before gentrification," he told XXL about the album.
Since the album's release, he's celebrated the 25th anniversary of his classic with CL Smooth, Mecca and the Soul Brother, back in June 2017, and he's had wise words for new rappers trying to make a name by dissing the older generation—it's corny.
As for Ali Shaheed, Tribe just dropped their final video, "Space Program" back in late March. The song is from the group’s final album, We Got It from Here... Thank You 4 Your Service, and celebrates the memory of Phife Dawg.
Take a look at the Moogfest lineup below.