Q-Tip

Jul
17
Kanye West, Busta Rhymes Rock with Q-Tip in Brooklyn [Video]

Q-Tip and Kanye West

All of the lights were on Kanye West as legendary headliner Q-Tip brought out the Chi-town rapper toward the end of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival held under the picturesque Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday afternoon. The boisterous and diverse spectators—made up of skinny jeans-clad hipsters, waddling toddlers, and B-boys/girls—were caught off guard but roared with anticipation when Yeezy hit the stage.

Q-Tip performed a few classics before fading into the intro to Kanye’s “Dark Fantasy,” when he emerged in a black tank top and snapback, keeping the crowd hyped during “All of the Lights” and joining Q-Tip on “Award Tour.”

“This dude right here, I only felt like this when I met Dilla,” the Tribe Called Quest frontman said of Mr. West, who he collaborated with on Watch the Throne. “He’s just a respectable dude. I love this dude. He keeps me going.”

Busta Rhymes was also among the special guests, performing Tribe’s classic “Scenario.” “When ya’ll put me on ‘Scenario,’ it definitely changed a ni**a’s tax bracket,” joked Bussa Bus.

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Oct
12
Late Night TV: Travie McCoy on ‘Leno,’ Mark Ronson + Q-Tip on ‘Letterman’

Travie McCoy let his hair down last night on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” performing “Need You” off his solo debut Lazarus. Backed by Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump on guitar, the Gym Class Heroes frontman sang his heart out on the pop-rock jam, rocking a flannel shirt over shorts and neon yellow kicks.

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Sep
13
Video: Nas and Q-Tip Perform ‘One Love’

Q-Tip and Nas

Nasty Nas surprised the audience during Q-Tip’s performance at New York City’s Ace Hotel, where the Tribe Called Quest member has a residency. Nas, who’s been busy traveling around the world with Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley to promote their joint release Distant Relatives, linked up with the Abstract to perform “One Love,” their classic collabo off Nas’ seminal debut Illmatic, for VEVO’s Go Show.

“I have not performed for a small crowd like this since the beginning,” said Nas. “But it’s love, it’s what we do. If it’s 200 or whatever amount, it’s on. I have a good time.”

Taking the stage to the tune of his classic “NY State of Mind,” Nasir Jones ripped through the cut before Tip joined him for “One Love” and played hype man on “Made You Look.”

“It’s something that’s sort of common with artists,” said Q-Tip. “When they feel something that feels a certain inspiration in a certain city, something unexpected is in the air and you like to take advantage of those opportunities when they’re there.”

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Oct
5
Video: Q-Tip f/ Norah Jones – ‘Life Is Better’

Q-Tip and Norah Jones are a match made in heaven. The rapper and jazz singer prove music has no boundaries in the video for “Life Is Better” off Tip’s album The Renaissance. The graphic-heavy clip was directed by Goodtimes.

Aug
30
On the Scene: Ludacris, Q-Tip, Solange, Joe Jackson, Fergie, Wale, Talib Kweli, Slaughterhouse

Ludacris and Tommy Lee

Ludacris serves Mötley Crüe member Tommy Lee at his Singaporean eatery Straits in Atlanta on Saturday (Aug. 29). The fundraising event benefitted the Ludacris Foundation.

Q-Tip and Solange celebrate MJ’s birthday, WTF is Fergie wearing, Wale performs a free show, and Slaughterhouse kills it at B.B. King below.

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Aug
17
Backstreet Boy Wants to Work with Q-Tip

Nick Carter and Q-Tip

The Backstreet Boys may be mostly known for their Top 40 hits, but the boy band also gets down with hip-hop.

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Jul
28
Q-Tip Plans Michael Jackson Birthday Celebration

Q-Tip

The King of Pop may have passed on, but that doesn’t mean his fans, celebrities included, aren’t celebrating his legacy.

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