MVM – Q-TIP

Q-Tip – Move (2008)
Dir: Rick Cordero

Q-Tip released his third solo album back on election day. His second solo album “Kamaal the Abstract” never got a domestic release, but exists somewhere out there on the interweb. His new album “The Renaissance” picks up where “Kamaal the Abstract” left off. A lot of live instrumentation but still very much Hip-Hop.

His new album has two sick ass videos off of it. “Move” just goes to show you don’t need a big budget to make a sick ass video. And “Gettin Up” is a slick ass faux one-take video with some cool cameos.
Q-Tip – Gettin Up (2008)
Dir: Ben Dickinson
This was Q-Tip’s first solo video. Remember this? This song was huge. It was off the Violator album and was eventually the first single from his debut solo album “Amplified.” Leila Arcieri is in the video as well! Hype Williams has broken many a artists with his eye-catching videos.
Q-Tip – Vivrant Thing (1999)
Dir: Hype Williams
Another Hype Video featuring Tip. And what do you know? There’s Leila again. Maybe Hype was hitting that.
Q-Tip – Breathe & Stop (1999)
Dir: Hype Williams
This banger was also off the album “Amplified.” Nowhere near as popular as the previous two, but Dilla kills it on this beat. R.I.P. Jay Dee.
 Q-Tip – Let’s Ride (2000)
Dir: Stephane Sednaoui
This last video was my first introduction to Q-Tip back when he was a member of A Tribe Called Quest. It was also my first introduction to THE Busta Rhymes. His flow on this is vicious. I remember rapping this song with my friends back in good old Leimart Park. This is my favorite SONG of all time. That’s right…#1 OF ALL TIME!
A Tribe Called Quest ft. Leaders of the New School – Scenario (1992)
Dir: Jim Swaffield
BONUS:
Here’s a track from the UNRELEASED “Kamaal the Abstract” Album-
Q-Tip – Barely in Love (YSI)

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