It’s frankly weird that an artist like Q-Tip, with his long and succesfull history, innovation and sheer quality should end up without a label after the fiasco that arose from releasing his frankly brilliant and highly bootlegged Kamal The Abstract album that there you go. So here is a Q-Tip album, not a finished bells and whistles album but a mixtape that basically follows up on the kind of material he was doing as Kamal. It’s excellent, a mixture of Ummah style neo abstract jazz-funk pieces, old school Tribe called quest beat, boom bip and the intelligence you expect from Q-Tip.
It’s grown up hip hop with an ear for the richness of black music – jazz funk and psychedelic rock all feature heavily in the music, with high quality artists, such as Andre 3000, Busta Rhymes, D’Angelo, Erykah Badu and others. Get it on WarpMart.