Thursday, September 3, 2009

Q-Tip Impersonates and Clowns on a Young Busta Rhymes (FUNNY)

CLASSIC!  Q-Tip is a funny ass dude!  He had that Busta rhyme from "Scenario" down to a T!!!

Wait a minute!!!  What was that at the very end?  Q-Tip is dropping Kamal the Abstract on September 15th?  WTF?!?!? Why have I not heard about this until now?  Holy shit!  This is unbelievable!

In case you didn't know, Kamaal the Abstract was the "Fusion" album that Q-Tip started back in 1999 and was supposed to drop in 2001.  He produced and arranged the entire albu himself with a little help from the late/great J Dilla.  The album was never released by his record label because they felt it "wasn't commercial enough" or some stupid shit like that.   It was shelved by the label to never see the light of day but he recently bought back the rights and is now finally going to release it. SICK!!!

I've heard a few songs that were leaked that were unbelievable and supposedly the whole album is just as dope.  It's supposed to be an extension of the Tribe Called Quest sound but also a mix of many musical genres and influences which is a style that has become very popular over the past couple of years with artists like Andre 3000 and Gnarls Barkley.  I found this explanation on The Hip Hop Cosign and I couldn't have said it better myself:

"The album has been re-mixed and re-mastered for sonic impact with a new track added, “Make It Work.” Preorders on iTunes will include the bonus track “Damn You’re Cool.” This song is also available on the vinyl version.
A musical hybrid, Kamaal was commendably avant-garde at the time of its creation. Amazingly, it’s even more apropos in 2009; given the dearth of musical merit and capable MCs in today’s hip-hop, the time is ever-so-right for Tip.

Kamaal the Abstract is an intensely idiosyncratic and revealing record. To that end, Q-Tip produced the entire album himself, even playing several instruments. What comes from Kamaal is a daring mélange of soul, supa-cool jazz, head nodding hip-hop, and organic pop magic in the vein of Stevie Wonder or Prince. Check for the superlative figures of saxophonist Kenny Garrett, a one-time member of Miles Davis’ ensemble, on the breathy “Abstractionisms.” Or the fluid flute lines of Gary Thomas, another Davis sideman, on “Do U Dig U.” Elsewhere, note Tip’s ambitious production, arrangements, and even sung stylings. But make no mistake: Kamaal the Abstract still boasts all the earmarks of Q-Tip’s inimitable mic control. Listen to him blaze through a spiced narrative on “Even If It Is So.” Or paint vivid images on “Blue Girl.”"
DAMN.  I cannot wait to get my hands on this album.  There is some justice in the Hip Hop world after all!

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