Posts Tagged ‘Q-Tip’



Audio Gumbo is a supporter and fan of The Remix on WRFG 89.3 FM, so it was an absolute honor to be asked to provide the soundtrack for the #BrittanyWhitneyTakeover segment from 12-2am.  Co-host Brittany brought me on to share some Audio Gumbo flava and feed her listeners some sonic goodness.  As always with AG, the goal is to expose, entertain and hip y’all to some dope, funky shit.  Listen to the exclusive playlist below and download the full episode of The Remix here!


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The Dungeon Dragon and the Abstract Poet are together again!  A couple of new joints mixed in seamlessly with some classic material comprises “The Abstract and The Dragon” mixtape.  The mixtape features some nice interludes that provide a narration to Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip’s 20+ years of friendship and collaborations.  There may be some disappointment if you’re looking for an album entirely of new tracks, but it never hurts to relive those moments that ushered in your love for hip hop in the first place.  Cop the download here!


With building anticipation of Black Radio (which will be in stores tomorrow, 2/28), a healthy sample of what’s in store from The Robert Glasper Experiment has been mixedrecorded and packaged up nicely, thanks to Frolab & All the Way Live.  The live recordings come from shows in NYC, Paris and Montreux with appearances from Yasiin Bey, Bilal, Phonte, and some other nice additions.

Download the mixtape here.

Peeped @ Okayplayer.

Q-tip at Commonwealth Washington, D.C. in 2008.

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The idea of having an identity and a traceable history is a luxury that I have not been afforded.  I have met people who have traced their lineage to the continent of Africa through centuries.  To my own knowledge, the furthest my history goes are plantations in Southern Mississippi and sharecroppers in Lowndes County, Alabama.  Although I believe there is much more to my family timeline, I am, nonetheless, proud of the legacy that has been shared with me.

Watching someone as influential in hip hop as Q-Tip talk about the little knowledge he has about his own ancestry astonishes me.  This is a man who clearly expresses much pride and respect for the nations of Africa (word to the Zulu Nation) and surely has the resources to delve deeper into his lineage but only had an inclination of what his true past held.  Fortunately, he teamed up with African Ancestry and okayafrica to trace his roots and discover where all that musical talent originates from.

Oh, and check out the video of Questlove and Black Thought of The Roots tracing their roots as well.

Sooo, I just came across some fire and I have to share.  Hailing from East London, the singer/songwriter A.L. croons melodically over classic beats from the late, great J Dilla.  That’s right.  This young lady was bold enough to hop on some Jay Dee productions and do her thang.  Her style is slightly reminiscent of both members of Floetry.  Yep, she gets her Floacist on, rhyming coolly as if Dilla designed those beats especially for her.

Personal stand out tracks are “123456789”, taken from Q-Tip’s “Let’s Ride” (a true banger, btw), and “The Urge”, which is an ode to a lady’s yearning for just a good ole fuck.  But please believe, the whole EP is a smooth ride.

Click the cover art for the free download of “The LB EP (The Laid Back EP)”.