4/10/2017 04:13:00 PM

Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest in Spin (August, 2008)

Q-Tip Interview in Spin Magazine 2008 "Hip-Hop Nostalgia"
Q-Tip Interview in Spin Magazine 2008 "Hip-Hop Nostalgia"
Q-Tip Interview in Spin Magazine 2008 "Hip-Hop Nostalgia"
Q-Tip Interview in Spin Magazine 2008 "Hip-Hop Nostalgia"
Q-Tip Interview in Spin Magazine 2008 "Hip-Hop Nostalgia"

Let's go ahead and wish Q-Tip a Happy Born Day today on his 47th!! The article above is a feature with Q-Tip in Spin, August 2008. Q-Tip's love for music has always been clear; as one of the most progressive producers of our generation, he crafted a sound that has lead to some of the most sonically consistent ALBUMS ever released in hip-hop. Not to mention all his feature work & how he's inspired 2 generations of producers after him. Being around since hip-hop's humble beginnings, I could never fully embrace the singles era, understanding that artists like Q-Tip and A Tribe Called Quest crafted albums that could be played from beginning to end, raising us with each release. In Q-Tip's words, ‘I just gravitated toward music. I just loved it. It was an extension of my thoughts. It was an extension of my imagination. And it was an extension of my dreams.’ A question: looking at Q-Tip's discography (when this was published) at the bottom, would you agree that 'Midnight Marauders' wasn't a 5 star album? That 'Beats, Rhymes & Life' was 2.5? Either way, I've said it on numerous occasions, but the importance of Tip & Tribe as voices for our generation can never be understated, so I wish him much success & good health. Bonus: J Period's 'The Abstract' Volume 1 (2009), to celebrate the legendary producer from Queens! Listen below.