I mentioned Q-Tip a few days ago when talking about his appearance on the new Grandmaster Flash album that's dropping on March 3rd. I'll keep it on the Q-Tip a little longer to tell you about a project put together by J.Period titled The [Abstract] Best, Vol 1, an all-star affair paying tribute to Q-Tip and his many contributions to hip hop over the years. Some of the many luminaries appearing and contributing their skills include De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, ?uestlove, Black Thought, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Consequence, Zion I, Skillz, Black Sheep, Kid Cudi and Blu. Mix this all together in one pot and you get an album that includes a comprehensive collection of Q-Tip’s music and production, new remixes, interviews, plus brand new tracks.
If Vol 1 really does it for you, you can get Vol 2 free by ordering a t-shirt displaying original artwork honoring Q-tip. Find them on the J.Period's website. Here's one of the tracks to lure you over:
De La Soul f. Q-Tip, Jungle Brothers & Queen Latifah - Buddy (J.Period Remix) : J.Period Presents... The [Abstract] Best Vol 1
Download the entire thing for free, along with some bonus 12" singles (also for free), HERE!