Album: The Renaissance (2008)
Remember when you were little and you'd be driving around with your parents and a song would come on the radio that got them all excited?
They'd tell you how that was their song back in the day or they listened to that particular artist all the time and how they had forgotten how much they loved him or her...
That's what this is for me and the best part about it is that it's like Rhymefest and Kanye... Brand New.
After way too long a layoff, Q-Tip has returned with the critically acclaimed The Renaissance and this is the first single. To prove to you how much I have been dying for this album, I'm planning on buying it Saturday when I go into town. I haven't bought an actual CD in nearly two years.
Tip brings me back to when hip hop was important and meaningful, long before the days all the bullshit claiming to be hip hop that pollutes the airwaves now.
What adds to it is the Old School music video - attached above as always - riffing on Michael's Rock With You and coming pure 80's style...
Not that I expect all the nonsense to fade away overnight, but seeing the return of one of my hip hop idols and knowing that a supergroup with Common called "The Standard" is in the works gives me hope that I won't need to be making mixed CDs of quality Old School Hip Hop for the rest of my days.
Maybe I'll be able to just turn on the radio...
Welcome back Tip!