[Audio] Tittsworth Feat. Q-Tip, Theophilus London & Alison Carney- “After The Dance” (Prod. Tittsworth)
Q-Tip has been crossing genre boundaries ever since he and the Tribe experimented with laid back jazz samples and 90's house cuts. One of Q-Tip's strengths as an emcee is that his style always keeps the party going; and this Tittsworth produced track is as funky as ever.Theophilus London drops a mellow verse that is nice complements Tip's, and Alison Carney delivers a hook that takes you back in time with a nice old school feel. If you looking for that perfect track to pull out at a house party, search no further, Q-Tip and company got your back.
Add this to your list of mixtapes to download and listen to immediately. Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes have teamed up for something truly special, a thoroughly head-nodding 28-track free offering: The Abstract and The Dragon. When your mixtape cover harkens back to Tribe's Low End Theory, there are immediately certain expectations as to the style and quality of the music. Those expectations were furthered when we got the visuals to Busta's "Thank You." Thankfully, The Abstract and The Dragon delivers on all levels. The collaborative project is chock full of beats and rhymes both old and new, and both Busta and Tip sound reinvigorated. A couple early favourites include "God Lives Through," "Steppin' It Up," "The Abstract & The Dragon," and "You Can't Hold The Torch." Stream and download The Abstract and The Dragon after the jump.
I've played it on the radio show for the past couple of weeks and J.R. and I were discussing how excited we are for "Thank You" by Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip. It's still not clear whether this song is going to be on the joint mixtape The Abstract & The Dragon which releases in Dec 12. Busta's first album on Cash Money Records E.L.E. (Extinction Level Event) 2: End Of The World is expected to drop early next year. In the meantime we can look forward to the mixtape in December which is looking to be another amazing month of great music. Take in the official music video for "Thank You" with cameos from Lil Wayne and Kanye West and let me know what you think.
I can't get enough of these Red Bull Music Academy lectures. This time, the legendary Q-Tip joins DJ Chairman Mao in New York for a lengthy discussion on his career and a whole bunch of other great stuff. In my eyes, Q-Tip is one of the most quintessential emcees and producers in hip-hop history, so it's fantastic to get a glimpse into his thought process. On a side note, if you're a Tribe fan like I am and you haven't seen the Beats, Rhymes & Life documentary, I highly recommend checking it out - even if it's a little heartbreaking. Watch the video and read the teaser below.
"Q-Tip is one of hip hop’s greatest MCs and producers. As a member of A Tribe Called Quest, he helped to shape the sound of hip hop throughout the ’90s. The group’s exceptional run of full-lengths became a blueprint for MCs looking to balance the literate and the absurd, as well as producers searching for the perfect (and unexpected) break—Tribe’s influence is pretty much unmatched in hip hop circles. Since Tribe’s split in 1998, Q-Tip has kept busy with a solo career that has included four albums as well as countless productions and guest appearances in places both expected (Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, and Jay-Z) and improbable (Chemical Brothers, R.E.M.). He has also honed his DJ chops, spinning regularly in New York City and beyond."