Notorious B.I.G. will be resurrected on record with the upcoming posthumous release ‘The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The Final Chapter.’ The project will feature collaborations with some of music’s finest, ranging from Ludacris to Q-Tip. On ‘Hold Ya Head,’ the album’s first single, Biggie is paired with reggae icon Bob Marley, and for the next 24 hours, you can only hear it online at AOL Music.
Q-Tip held his album preview on Thursday (July 14) at Bryant Park Hotel in New York City. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.
Q-Tip and D Nice attended Chris Lighty’s Birthday Party on May 8th at a private location in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.
Starting a grassroots campaign to get Arista Records to release Q-Tip’s long shelved album ‘Kamaal the Abstract’. I was partially inspired by the current Fiona Apple campaign to release her third album, but mostly inspired by Esthero’s ‘We R In Need of a Musical Revolution!’, because she talks about the responsibilities of all to drive music to be better. Q’s second album is amazing and has been sitting on the shelf since 2002, which is a damn shame. If you are a fan of Q-Tip, A Tribe Called Quest, rap music, music in general, or hate how record companies treat artists…then click on the links below. It only takes people speaking up for our voices to be heard. That might sound like an inane, stupid comment but its true. We speak up, we will be heard, people will listen. All it takes is five seconds. Click the link and sign.
Petitiononline.com, which hosted the petition, has since shut down.
A Tribe Called Quest performed their first concert in 7 years at Street Scene 2004 in San Diego,CA by the new ball park. Being their first concert since coming back, people from young to old anticipated the return of these rap icons. Ali, Q-Tip, Phife and even Jarobi blew out all performances including ones by Ludacris and the Black Eyed Peas. They performed mostly songs from ‘The Low End Theory’ album but the crowd and every lover was grooving to ‘Bonita Applebum’ and they went nuts when they heard ‘Can I Kick It?’, ‘Scenario’, and ‘Award Tour’. A hilarious moment during the show was when smokers in the front row threw nickel bags of weed on stage and Q-Tip picked one up and said, “Hmmmmm…what do we have here?… Care packages!”, and placed it in his pocket and kept performing. These cats haven’t lost a step.
Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes were on hand as Nas performed at Summerstage 2004 held at Central Park in New York City on Sunday (August 15). Check out pictures from WireImage.
‘Chappelle’s Show’ recently had a segment with Puppet Dangle, featuring the voice of Snoop Dogg, who teaches the kids everything they need to know about venereal disease. Watch the segment, also featuring Q-Tip, below.
Q-Tip, DJ Clue, and Swizz Beats were on hand for DJ Cassidy’s birthday party on Wednesday (June 30) at Hue in New York City. Check out pictures from WireImage.
John Mayer and Q-Tip were on hand for the ‘Engineers Of The Sea’ Exhibition on Thursday (May 20) at Time Warner Center in New York City. Check out pictures from FilmMagic.