Stream Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip’s Abstract & The Dragon, the tape that introduced us to “Thank You” and the still-bubbling potential of the long-standing duo’s collabs.
Kamaal sits down with Elliott Wilson for a new episode of “The Truth” and spills (some of) the beans on Kanye’s forthcoming seventh album. Tip reveals that him and Rick Rubin will be co-producing on the project, which ‘Ye has stated he hopes to get out by next summer. Me oh me oh me oh my.
Covering a soul standard, Busta and The Abstract team up with famous friends (who don’t actually rhyme on the track). Still it’s a jam for the older folk and some revivalists.
Q-Tip talks his fourth album, The Last Zulu being on Cruel Winter the best song he produced, his review on A Tribe Called Quest documentary and more with Christina “Queen Diva” Sanchez of HHS1987. Read More
Busta Rhymes headlined this year’s 8th annual Brooklyn HIp-Hop Festival and gave a legendary performance include guest appearances from the likes of Q-Tip, Slick Rick, Smif N Wessun, Lil Fame, and more. The performance also marked the 20 year reunion of Busta’s old group, Leaders Of The New School. Read More
The press release is as followed:
“I am thrilled to be working with Q-Tip once again,” said Mr. Weiss, who helmed the artist’s releases on Jive Records in the 1990s as a member of A Tribe Called Quest. “He is a respected voice in the music community as shown by his acclaimed solo albums and countless contributions to the work of other artists. His creativity continues to surpass all boundaries of hip-hop, R&B, pop, and jazz. We welcome Q-Tip to the G.O.O.D. Music / Island Def Jam family.”
“I’m excited to be a part of the great iconic Def Jam label,” said Q-Tip. “I’m humbled to be a part of such a storied history. To reconnect with Barry Weiss is a great thing. As far as G.O.O.D. Music, I’m excited to solidify my working relationship with Kanye, and I look forward to all the opportunities that lie ahead in our partnership. I will do my best to present the most cutting edge music I can.”
Q-Tip has been credited as a producer on Kanye West’s revered “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” as well as West’s much-anticipated 2011 collaboration with Jay-Z, “Watch the Throne.” Q-Tip has been in the studio working with Rico Love, Marsha Ambrosius, Kendrick Lamar, and Fiona Apple. He also produced songs on the just-released fourth solo album by bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding.
Q-Tip along with former co-members of hip-hop collective A Tribe Called Quest produced and was heavily involved with the documentary, “Beats, Rhymes, and Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest,” released in July 2011. Viewers were able to revisit the group’s rise to prominence and glimpse the start of Q-Tip’s solo career. Fans are eagerly awaiting the next chapter of the Q-Tip story leading up to the 2013 release of THE LAST ZULU.