Q-Tip announces the premiere of the video for “Life Is Better” featuring Norah Jones today on YouTube. The Grammy Award winners collaborate on this smooth, funk-jazz track from Q-Tip’s 2008 album The Renaissance.
To view the video, please click the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLoscbxjcwU
Q-Tip’s long-delayed album Kamaal the Abstract, slated originally for release in 2001, is finally dropping today, September 15th, on Battery Records. It’s a daring mélange of soul, supa-cool jazz, head nodding hip-hop, and organic pop magic produced entirely by Q-Tip himself. Kamaal has been re-mixed and re-mastered for sonic impact with a new bonus track added, “Make It Work.”
On Wednesday night, Q-Tip stops by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to perform the track “Barely In Love.” Kamaal the Abstract players Chris Sholar (guitar), Guyora Kats (keys), Sun Singleton (backing vocals) and Kiki Hawkins (backing vocals) will join him as well as members of the house band, The Roots. The show airs at 12:35/11:35pm on NBC.
The entire Kamaal the Abstract album stream and exclusive webisodes featuring stories behind each track can be found on Q-Tip’s MySpace and official website.
In these hard times, we can all stand a ray of hope. Hope in hip-hop now comes from the legendary, Grammy award winner Q-Tip. His long-delayed album Kamaal the Abstract, slated originally for release in 2001, is finally dropping September 15th on Battery Records. The album has been re-mixed and re-mastered for sonic impact with a new track added, “Make It Work.” Preorders on iTunes will include the bonus track “Damn You’re Cool.” This song is also available on the vinyl version.
Kamaal the Abstract track listing
Do You Dig U? (feat. Gary Thomas & Kurt Rosenwinkel)
A Million Times
Barely In Love
Abstractionisms (feat. Kenny Garrett a.k.a. Truth)
Even If It Is So
Make It Work
Damn You’re Cool (iTunes Preorder Bonus/Vinyl)