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Q-Tip's 'THE RENAISSANCE'

rip.dilla
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edited August 2011 in The Essence
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In my humble opinion the LAST COMPLETE HIPHOP RECORD out in the last decade

Kamaal Ibn John Fareed went HAM on this muhfucka. This is an album I listen to on a weekly basis without skipping a track. It's become a part of my musical senses

The name of the album is on top of my AVI.

The Abstract brought the ESSENCE back with this record. Live instrumentation with a brilliant and eclectic use of the MPC beat box to produce a sound that still sounds sonic till this day nearly three years after its release.

This is an album when I'm down lifts my spirits up no matter the situation. The 🤬 of the track 'Shaka' dedicated to fallen brothers and sisters is just amazing.

My 🤬 is always off the news. He doesn't even have a functioning website dedicated to him. I'm eagerly awaiting the next project he comes up with.

Meanwhile This is an appreciation thread created for one of the GREATEST HIPHOP ALBUMS OF ALL TIMES.

(Legend has it J Dilla GHOST-PRODUCED this 🤬 )
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  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2011
    That's a great appreciation post :tu

    I gotta admit, the album never affected me like it has you, but it's definitely nice... the song you posted is an example of the great production on there... Q-Tip's a musical 🤬 .

    I still play his first album, Amplified often too.

    Potentially my favourite artist of all time along with Masta Ace and a few Indie's. His ATCQ catalog is a joke and he's a legend in every way. I have a DVD of him talking about Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis. You can tell Tip is just a music head, period. Truly gifted. Props to the thread.
  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2011
    RuffDraft wrote: »
    I have a DVD of him talking about Kind Of Blue by Miles Davis.

    What DVD is that bruh?
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2011
    rip.dilla wrote: »
    What DVD is that bruh?

    I think it's the special edition of Kind of Blue....

    He calls Kind of Blue a Bible lol. You just have one in your house :lol:
  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2011
    'Blue is an amazing record as well

    Just suits a particular mood
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2011
    rip.dilla wrote: »
    'Blue is an amazing record as well

    Just suits a particular mood

    Yeah, great album, know you're a fan, so you'll probably enjoy the videos I posted :tu
  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2011

    Renaissance Rap
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2011
    rip.dilla wrote: »

    Renaissance Rap

    Great track, I'm going to revisit this album as well this week, looking forward to a good re-listen.
  • deathrowzorrow
    deathrowzorrow Members Posts: 12,456 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2011
    R.I.P This 🤬 is amazin'
  • Food & Liquor
    Food & Liquor Members Posts: 1,126
    edited May 2011
    The best album of 2008 imo; great body of work. Might listen to it again later tonight or tomorrow
  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2011
    The best album of 2008 imo

    Its debatable.

    Some say Nas' Untitled, but 'Tip's albums is so fresh
  • Food & Liquor
    Food & Liquor Members Posts: 1,126
    edited May 2011
    rip.dilla wrote: »
    Its debatable.

    Some say Nas' Untitled, but 'Tip's albums is so fresh

    Definitely debatable but I just prefer it as a complete body of work to Untitled, both are great albums though
  • skeep
    skeep Members Posts: 298
    edited May 2011
    True. GREAT album. One of my recent favorites.
  •   Colin$mackabi$h
    Colin$mackabi$h Smartass Snatch Money ave.Members Posts: 16,586 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2011
    love it love it its not leaving my house
  • stupot0607
    stupot0607 Members Posts: 1,914 ✭✭✭
    edited June 2011
    Im gonna have to get my hands on this, im not gonna lie ive never been THAT into ATCQ so i never felt the need to get this.

    But im gonna check this out.
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2011
    Q-Tip is coming to the UK in August I believe, for all UK heads on here.
    stupot0607 wrote: »
    Im gonna have to get my hands on this, im not gonna lie ive never been THAT into ATCQ so i never felt the need to get this.

    But im gonna check this out.

    Which albums of there's have you checked out?
  • Food & Liquor
    Food & Liquor Members Posts: 1,126
    edited June 2011
    RuffDraft wrote: »
    Q-Tip is coming to the UK in August I believe, for all UK heads on here.

    I just checked Ticketmaster and it says it's only in Manchester and Greenwich... I won't have the money to get to either have those which is a shame
  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2011
    I just checked Ticketmaster and it says it's only in Manchester and Greenwich... I won't have the money to get to either have those which is a shame

    If I gotta travel, I will!!!
  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2011
    There is a date to be played in London I believe

    Here's a link I checked out

    http://www.songkick.com/artists/411349-qtip
  • Food & Liquor
    Food & Liquor Members Posts: 1,126
    edited June 2011
    rip.dilla wrote: »
    If I gotta travel, I will!!!

    If I had the money to travel I would, I might be able to go to the Manchester one but it'd be a push
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2011
    I just checked Ticketmaster and it says it's only in Manchester and Greenwich... I won't have the money to get to either have those which is a shame

    Thought he would have done more venues, I was emailed about the Manchester one, not sure if I'll be in the country for it though.
    rip.dilla wrote: »
    If I gotta travel, I will!!!

    He's definitely worth traveling to see!! One of the greats, liking how more and more Artists are taking the trip to Manchester too.
    If I had the money to travel I would, I might be able to go to the Manchester one but it'd be a push

    Is expensive, I hear ya. Should use some of the Andy Carroll money ha.

    Back to the topic, I'm going to listen to this album again tomorrow :tu
  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2011
    RuffDraft wrote: »
    Back to the topic, I'm going to listen to this album again tomorrow :tu

    It was a life changing experience for me

    Dilla's passing played a huge part in the making of the album

    Both songs off the album produced by J Dilla
  •   Colin$mackabi$h
    Colin$mackabi$h Smartass Snatch Money ave.Members Posts: 16,586 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2011
    RuffDraft wrote: »
    Q-Tip is coming to the UK in August I believe, for all UK heads on here.



    Which albums of there's have you checked out?

    i need that album in ya avi
  • NatTurner1972
    NatTurner1972 Members Posts: 239
    edited June 2011
    Yeah this album is a classic and slept on MOS DEF RIP J. Dilla
  • RuffDraft
    RuffDraft Members, Writer Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2011
    ice_cold wrote: »
    i need that album in ya avi

    haha get it from UGHH, it's quite cheap on there :tu Great album, not my favourite though by any means, just that it matches the s/n.
    Yeah this album is a classic and slept on MOS DEF RIP J. Dilla

    I'm surprised with how many people really dug this album on that level, it was definitely a sleeper when it was released but never left the lasting effect on members following its release (or at least it didn't seem to).

    Playing it again now :tu
  • rip.dilla
    rip.dilla ... push up the fader... bust the meter... shake the tweeter Members Posts: 17,412 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited June 2011
    Dilla's younger bro Illa J will be performing in London tonite (June 6) with, T3 as the last surviving members of the Slum Village collective