The Download: New J. Period & Q-Tip Mixtape
For the past month, DJ and remix artist J. Period has been leaking bits and pieces from his tribute to the former A Tribe Called Quest member and current solo artist Q-Tip. He made the entire mixtape available last Tuesday and by Thursday, it had been downloaded over 20,000 times. Along with Q-Tip’s timeless prose, the release includes a star-studded cast of extras. From the press release:
“This unprecedented mixtape arrives on the heels of Q-Tip’s critically-acclaimed album, The Renaissance (released Nov 4), and urges a new generation of fans to take note of Q-Tip’s tremendous contributions to hip hop throughout his career. The [Abstract] Best also follows J.Period & Q-Tip’s November release entitled “Q-Tip for President”—an Obama anthem that received over 100,000 downloads surrounding the Presidential Election.
But nothing makes this mixtape more highly-anticipated than the all-star lineup of contributors—De La Soul, Busta Rhymes, ?uestlove, Black Thought, Talib Kweli, Pharoahe Monch, Consequence, Zion I, Skillz, Black Sheep, Kid Cudi, Blu—a first of its kind in the mixtape game, and a testament to the depth of influence Q-Tip has had on hip hop’s elite. No mixtape has ever boasted such a lineup, and no DJ has ever ventured to bring so many artists together for a single mixtape release. Hip hop’s unbridled creativity once thrived in these kinds of collaborations, and J.Period is determined to re-ignite that spirit.”
Check out the tracklisting at J. Period’s site and download the 49-track mixtape (free for a limited time), below via zShare.
ZIP: J. Period & Q-Tip, The [Abstract] Best