New Q-Tip: Work It Out

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 – and appropriately – 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.

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