This would be a perfect post for Sundays with A Tribe Called Quest, except, well, it’s Tuesday, and I can’t wait until Sunday.
Well, the time is almost here. From J. Period’s site:
The mixtape, which has now turned into a 2CD collection, will be released in installments, starting with J.Period’s exclusive new track with De La Soul (a tribute to Q-Tip and A Tribe Called Quest) on this Tuesday Feb 3…. followed by the release of The “Best of Q-Tip” Vol. 1 on Tuesday, Feb 10. J.Period has also just announced that he will be releasing an exclusive Limited Edition line of “Best of Q-Tip” T-Shirts, designed by Fuse Green… as well as a Limited Edition Series 2 Flash Drive, available with extended bonus material, out-takes, interviews and more!!!
Yes, Q-Tip has turned into a cottage industry.
It’s probably sacrilege to even consider revamping a classic like Excursions, but you have to trust it in the hands of De La Soul. Who better to pay respects to it? Gotta admit, though: It’s disorienting to hear new words over that famous intro. “Back in the day when I was a teenager / when we signed to Tommy Boy instead of the major.”