Thursday, December 11, 2008
I know it's been out for a while now, but I can't stop listening to the new Q-tip album titled 'The Renaissance'. He really ticked all the boxes on this one, making it sounding new and contemporary but still maintaining that jazz/funk element that dates back to tribe's first album. For any old-school rapper wanting to know how to stay relevant in today's age, this is the best example out there.
The formula is simple: vintage keys with electric guitar and live bass playing. Definitely one of my top 5 albums of 08.
Above is some footage of him in Big City Records, where they have the best $1 bins in NYC! I doubt he ever goes record shopping nowadays though.
I wanted to post a song but I couldn't choose one - they're all good!