Friday, January 23, 2009
Most of my friends grew up on Tribe. A staple item of every skate rat's back pack was at least one Tribe tape (yeah, I said tape). The nostalgia factor of A.T.C.Q alone makes it nearly impossible for any solo endeavor by Q-Tip or Phife to ever be embraced. Of course when you release something like "Amplified" then you deserve to fail.
"The Renaissance" takes a huge step in the right direction sonically and what you have is something that sounds like what a Q-Tip album is supposed to sound like.
Q-Tip "The Renaissance"