Q-Tip

May
23
New Music: Mariah Carey – ‘Meteorite (Q-Tip Remix)’

Mariah Carey

On Tuesday, Mariah Carey will release her 14th album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse. In addition to Hit-Boy, Jermaine Dupri, and Mike WiLL Made It, Q-Tip lends his production to the soaring disco-soul number “Meteorite.”

The Tribe Called Quest rapper has released an alternate version of the song, which features a galloping beat. The song opens with Andy Warhol’s observation that everyone will be famous for 15 minutes before Mariah blasts off.

The album has been receiving favorable reviews from USA Today (3.5/4 stars) and Entertainment Weekly (B). “Ariana Grande may have been christened the ‘new Mariah,’ but we still need the old one. And she is telling you that she’s not going,” said EW.

You can stream the entire album on iTunes Radio before it drops.

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Apr
7
Nas Performs with Q-Tip and The Roots on ‘The Tonight Show’

Q-Tip and Nas

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of his seminal debut Illmatic, Nas stopped by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Monday. With some help from Q-Tip and The Roots, the hip-hop icon delivered his ’90s classic “One Love.”

They kept the jam session going after the show, performing “The World Is Yours” as a web exclusive.

If you’re at Coachella this weekend, you can catch Nas performing Illmatic in its entirety.

His anniversary compilation Illmatic XX, which features rare remixes, unreleased demos, and freestyles, arrives April 15.

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Dec
11
New Mixtape: Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – ‘The Abstract & The Dragon’

The Abstract and The Dragon

Christmas comes early for hip-hop fans. The legendary Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip join forces on their collaborative mixtape The Abstract & The Dragon. The 28 tracks include some classics, remixes, collaborations, and new material, with appearances from A Tribe Called Quest, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Missy Elliott, Redman, and more.

“This is a gift from us to ya’ll,” said Busta. “Something to hold ya’ll over for the holiday season, bringing that real feel-good boom-bap shit back to life.”

Q-Tip is working on his own album The Last Zulu and is producing Kanye’s next LP with Rick Rubin, while Busta’s ELE 2 is due next year.

Stream and download the dynamic duo’s gift below.

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Dec
11
New Music: Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – ‘Butch & Sundance’

The Abstract and The Dragon

With just hours to go until their joint mixtape The Abstract and The Dragon drops, Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip drum up excitement with the first offering “Butch & Sundance.” The dynamic duo effortlessly trades bars over an old school-inspired beat.

The project, which features classics, remixes, and new collaborations, will be available to download at midnight.

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Dec
3
Q-Tip and Rick Rubin to Produce Kanye West’s New Album

Kanye West and Q-Tip

Kanye West is calling on two veteran hitmakers for his next album. The hip-hop mogul has enlisted Q-Tip and Rick Rubin for the follow-up to Yeezus.

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Nov
21
Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip Announce Joint Mixtape

The Abstract and The Dragon

Hip-hop heads rejoice. Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip are joining forces for a new mixtape.

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Nov
21
A Tribe Called Quest Opens for Kanye West in Brooklyn

A Tribe Called Quest

Kanye West brought his “Yeezus Tour” to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center for the second night with a legendary opening act. A Tribe Called Quest opened for the rapper at Wednesday’s show.

All four members of the hip-hop group, including Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi White, performed their classics and brought out Busta Rhymes for “Scenario.”

They will also open for Yeezus at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 24.

According to Q-Tip, the dates will serve as the group’s final two shows. “It’s only right we do our FINAL 2 joints where we started…NYC,” he tweeted.

Watch Tribe reunite with Busta on stage in Brooklyn.

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