T.I. Reacts To Q-Tip’s Historical Hip hop Twitter Lesson Towards Iggy Azalea

Earlier Q-tip took to twitter to shed some historical insight on the culture of hip hop gently and compassionately teaching Iggy (and whoever else needs a refresher) on the historical and political forces that created and continue to drive hip hop music. Over the course of nearly 40 tweets.  T.I. didn’t waste no time to respond to Q-Tip’s twitter statement towards Iggy Azalea. He explained:  Read More

Q-Tip Just Gave Iggy Azalea a Hip-Hop History Lesson

  This week’s “beef” between Azealia Banks and Igloo Australia Iggy Azalea was way more than just beef: it was about what it really means, on a socio-political level, that America’s favorite rappers keep getting whiter (as exemplified by Azalea’s Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album, mimicking Macklemore’s success last year). Banks gave a brave, emotionally-charged Hot 97 interview earlier this week, during... Read More

Busta Rhymes & Q-Tip – Butch & Sundance

Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip follow the release of “Thank You” – the infectious collab track from their forthcoming The Abstract & The Dragon mixtape – with “Butch & Sundance.” The track is a bubbly joint with banging percussion that throws back to vintage video game scores. Both MC’s scorch the track with relentless deliveries that serve as a very timely reminder of how airtight they are on the mic, even after over two decades... Read More

@QtipTheAbstract Wants An A Tribe Called Quest Reunion For New LP

Having got back together for a series of summer gigs, including a date at London’s Wireless Festival, A Tribe Called Quest are ready to get back into the studio together and will start off by working on Q-Tip’s forthcoming solo album. The rapper is signed to Kanye West’s GOOD Music label and told Rolling Stone that he expects Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White to appear on the album. “I’ll probably get... Read More

New Music: Busta Rhymes Feat. Q-Tip “Poetic Justice (Remix)”

The collaboration with Q-Tip will appear on The Conglomerate’s Catastrophic mixtape, set to impact online tomorrow. Listen as Busta Rhymes speaks his mind with Q-Tip on “Poetic Justice” below…… New Music: Busta Rhymes Feat. Q-Tip – “Poetic Justice (Remix)” (prod. by Scoop DeVille) Says Busta: “At this stage in my career and I ain’t really gotta nothing but be brutally honest in reference to being connected with the fans and also... Read More

kNERO’s Lucky ‘5 19’ EP cover leaks

Word has gotten around that solo unsigned artist kNERO will be dropping an EP. Anticipation of the date has us on seat edges. As recognized by American Grammy Award-winning hip hop artist Q-tip, “kNERO brings execution”. The curiosity of the meaning behind the title itself has aroused questions. What exactly is Lucky 519? What does that represent? We do know one thing, with all the talk and hype, that better not be the drop date.... Read More