Q-Tip på Red Bull Music Academy NYC – se 2 timmar lång intervju!

“Beats, rhymes and life with one of hip hop’s greats”.



I början av maj besökte Kingsize den återkommande Red Bull Music Academy, i år lokaliserat till New York City. Under veckorna har deltagarna på akademin och media fått se “lectures” av profiler som Rakim, Bernie Worrell och EL-P bland många andra. På sista dagen av RBMA NYC svängde Q-Tip från A Tribe Called Quest förbi och pratade om sitt skapande i över två timmar.



Q-Tip is one of hip hop’s greatest MCs and producers. As a member of A Tribe Called Quest, he helped to shape the sound of hip hop throughout the ’90s. The group’s exceptional run of full-lengths became a blueprint for MCs looking to balance the literate and the absurd, as well as producers searching for the perfect (and unexpected) break—Tribe’s influence is pretty much unmatched in hip hop circles. Since Tribe’s split in 1998, Q-Tip has kept busy with a solo career that has included four albums as well as countless productions and guest appearances in places both expected (Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, and Jay-Z) and improbable (Chemical Brothers, R.E.M.). He has also honed his DJ chops, spinning regularly in New York City and beyond.