Posts Tagged ‘Q-Tip’
Jungle Brothers f/ A Tribe Kalled Quest (Q-Tip) – “Promo No. 2 (Mind Review ’89)“
from Beyond This World 12″ (Warner, 1989)
Del f/ Q-Tip & Pep Love – “Undisputed Champs”
from Wrongplace 12″ (Elektra, 1993)
A Tribe Called Quest – “Mr. Incognito“
from Mr. Incognito 12″ (White Label, 199?)
A Tribe Called Quest (Q-Tip) f/ Busta Rhymes – “Wild Hot“
from Rhyme & Reason Soundtrack (Priority, 1997)
The Saturday Night Work Out continues.
We (by we I mean me…) Me are still bumping that J-Period niceness here at the CB Cave and wanted to supplement with some less acknowledged loosies from Tip.
(Me’re still not feeling The Renaissance. Sorry, peers!)
Related: Rap Radar interviews Kaamal.
No DJ Vlad, but J. Period’s The [Abstract] Best might just be the first great piece of hip hop journalism to drop this year. The tape would knock on tracklisting alone* – Period wisely focuses on the two perfect Tribe albums and some less acknowledged Tip moments (“Gangsta Bitch” and not “One Love!”) but the actual construction and execution pushes it over the top. Period is truly telling Tip’s story here. He slyly weaves Native (crocker!) mythology into the mix, drops sample sources in the most unpretentious way possible and, most interestingly, laces the mix with actual interview clips instead of just rambling drops and shoutouts. Tip has always been real reserved when discussing production techniques, is suddenly real candid talking about swapping samples with Pete Rock and Large Professor and drawing inspiration from Jade for “Award Tour.” It would have been nice to actually read full text on these interviews, but the waning interest in sites like the one you are reading and the print magazines that occasionally fund them indirectly is evidence enough that nobody knows how to read anymore. Let alone transcribe. So if mixtapes are the last hope of research oriented hip hop journalism then play the resurrector and give the dead some life.
Tracklisting and lonely footnote after the jump. (more…)