My early- to mid-90s self is ecstatic: Q-Tip resurfaces and offers a free download on his MySpace page. My 2007 self is wary of letting nostalgia cloud judgment.
I’ll say this: Q-Tip has done better. Much, much better. However, this track, from a forthcoming album apparently â€“ and appropriately â€“ called The Renaissance, isn’t terrible. According to the Billboard story, the album features a live band, which sounds fairly tight on this track. I just pray this doesn’t turn into another Amplified, reducing Q-Tip to just a dance-floor novelty to a new generation. The kids deserve to know his proper place in hip-hop history.
Q-Tip | Work It Out