The BBC, and Benji B, hooked with A Tribe Called Quest frontman Q-Tip to discuss his groundbreaking career. The Story of Q-Tip is the latest in BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Stories series and is a must listen for any Native Tongue fan.
Essentially a documentary, Tip discusses his come up from attending his first block party, cooking up tracks for A Tribe Called Quest (the 18:00 minute mark when Tip explains creating “Can I Kick It?” is particularly dope) on down to his forthcoming new album, The Last Zulu.
One particular comment of note is his plans for the 25th anniversary of the classic The Low End Theory album. “We’re going to come to 25 years on Low End Theory pretty soon, and I’m going to put out a special edition,” said Tip while discussing ATCQ’s “Scenario.”I’m announcing it here first to the world. I will be putting out a special edition 25th year anniversary album. We’re going to include all of the stuff that you guys have probably never heard, and different mixes and stuff. And one of those songs I’ll include when we get to the Low End Theory is this song that we did – I think it was called “Silence” and Leaders of the New School was on it.”
“Silence” was actually the first song record for the Low End Theory with LONS. Can’t. Wait.
Listen to The Story of Q-Tip below.