Q-Tip is Smart

November 20, 2009 at 11:00 pm (Uncategorized)

& he says some really important things about the state of hip hop in this interview.  In 2008 he put out The Renaissance, which is kind of shocking in how much it preserves the energy he originated in the beginning of the 90’s with A Tribe Called Quest.  Check out a song like “Shaka” to know what I mean.  This is calling for a renewal of creativity in hip hop, an abandonment of the emphasis on style above music.  He’s doin’ it right. 

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