The latest signee to G.O.O.D. Music: Q-Tip. The Tribe spitter recently inked a deal bringing him to Mr. West’s imprint under the Def Jam Records umbrella. His forthcoming album titled, The Last Zulu, is expected for arrival next year.
I’m excited to be a part of the great iconic Def Jam label. I’m humbled to be a part of such a storied history. To reconnect with Barry Weiss is a great thing. As far as G.O.O.D. Music, I’m excited to solidify my working relationship with Kanye, and I look forward to all the opportunities that lie ahead in our partnership. I will do my best to present the most cutting edge music I can.
Well, that’s the word on the streets internets as of late. Obviously nothing is concrete and everyone is just going off talk, but how dope would this be? I mean, we haven’t heard shit from Common and Q-Tip since they announced The Standard back in ’07, but that doesn’t mean it’s never gonna happen. Imagine a 10-track project with the quality of Ghetto Dreams. Yeah that…
Earlier today, Q-Tip took updated his Facebook with “In the lab w/ Kendrick Lamar. Wooof!”. And while I know a lot of folks are excited to hear what Kendrick and Pharrell cooked up, this right here is the shit that has me amped. Hopefully we get to hear the outcome soon..
No trivia for today’s BML post. This one is a no brainer, obviously. Just wanted to showcase the original and highlight a gritty Q-Tip banger. A brief history behind The Headhunters: they’re best known as the backing band for jazz legend Herbie Hancock, fusing together multiple sounds from various musical cultures including jazz, rock, funk and a splash of traditional African music. BML.
Tommy Hil was my nigga, and other’s couldn’t figure
How me and Hilfiger used to move through with vigor
Had to sit and plan on how to make these seven figures
Said the Brinks is comin through, at Fashion Avenue
At Tuesday at two, now we gotta form a crew
Now we gotta forum a crew, of motherfuckers
who ain’t goin out like suckers
Told me call Karl Kani, and all my other brothers
I told my sister Walker, who was the smoothest talker
Negotiate the deal with them other money stalkers
Diesel drove the the beemer, the hatchback of course
Nautica’ll navigate to keep us on course
Polo’s acting bolo trying to say he the Boss
In response to Skillz’s much needed rant about the latest 2011 BET Ciphers, I wanted to throw up two freestyles (off-the-dome and written shit) from Skillz to showcase to the dopeboyz / girlz, for those who may not be familiar with his skills (no pun). These two freestyles came a couple years before he released his debut album (I still think it’s flawless), From Where??? Apparently the definition of “freestyle” has been lost in translation, and so has the skill of coming up with really dope similes, snaps and punchlines (and not the Big Sean / Drake “punchlines” either). Besides the obvious, respected artists, what are the dopeboyz and girlz’s favorite freestyle MCs, of yesterday and today?
While on MTV RapFix’s Live Anniversary show, Cons says that he’s spoken to Ye and the “beef” is over (aka.. the constant bickering and baiting didn’t work? Ok.). Either way, after the jump he dives deeper into the convo he had with Kanye and how he and Q-Tip haven’t made peace yet.
By now, everybody should be aware that Tip brought out the likes of Monie Love, Busta Rhymes and Kanye West this past weekend during The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival ‘11. Here’s the official footage of Kanye’s surprise appearance during the open-air concert.
The problem with living where I live Uptown is, when there are events in Brooklyn that I want to attend they’re usually very “far” from where I’m staying due to the train system’s intricate labyrinth fuckery. Anyways, Pete and Tip headlined the start of the Fort Greened Festival, and Blow! was around to catch the action.