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Listen To The Lost Remix Of Slum Village’s Hold Tight Featuring Q-Tip Produced By J.Dilla

Twenty years ago Slum Village completed their seminal Fantastic Volume 2 which announced their arrival as Detroit’s premier hip-hop group. The album was not actually released until 2000 after Dilla spent years producing people like The Pharcyde, De La Soul and more and also being a member of The Ummah music collective. Busta Rhymes, D’Angelo and Pete Rock are some of the artists that appeared on Fantastic Volume 2 alongside T3, Baatin and Dilla. Today the group acknowledges the 20 year anniversary of FV2 by sharing the Lost Remix of “Hold Tight” featuring Q-Tip. Slum Village now consists of T3 and Young RJ and this summer they will re-emerge and go on tour to honor their official beginning. The “Hold Tight” Lost Remix is available on The Lost Scrolls Vol. 2

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Q-Tip Will Become Miles Davis In Reading Of Nelson George’s Screenplay

Q-Tip is scheduled to give a single sold-out reading of Nelson George’s Miles Davis screenplay My Funny Valentine at Joe’s Pub in New York City. The legendary rapper previously spoke with XXL about reading the script for the first time in front of Davis’s family and friends seven years ago.  According to the theater’s description, the plot takes place in the ’80s and events unfold after Davis answers a fan letter. My Funny Valentine takes place Monday (March 26th). 

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Q-Tip: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart Feat. Demi Lovato Official Video

 Last week the Q-Tip and Demi Lovato duet on a cover of Elton John’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” premiered online. The video is a ball culture-inspired piece highlighting gay Black male walkers in a cozy space with their supporters. The Elton John tribute album Revamp comes out April 6th. 

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Q-Tip & Demi Lovato: Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

 

Q-Tip and Demi Lovato cover Elton John’s “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” for the John tribute album Revamp. Q-Tip had already paid tribute to John on A Tribe Called Quest’s We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service when they sampled “Bennie and the Jets” for “Solid Wall Of Sound.” Revamp is an album of Elton John and Bernie Taupin songs covered by a variety of singers including Mary J.Blige who also had “Bennie and the Jets” used on her song “Deep Inside.” Restoration is the other tribute album and it has a country music theme. Both collections will be released April 6th days before a Grammy tribute concert to John will air on April 10th. 

 

 

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Q-Tip Is The Head Of The Kennedy Center Hip Hop Council

 Q-Tip is leading the newly formed Kennedy Center Hip Hop Council. It was announced on A Tribe Called Quest’s Instagram last week that major news was on the way and this sounds like the update. The council members will provide guidance on hip-hop’s presence at the center. Common, MC Lyte, Grandmaster Caz, Kierno Mayo and Robert Glasper are among the membership that has Questlove as Advisor-At-Large. Watch Q-Tip’s above video where he explains the council’s formation and purpose. See the full list of members the upcoming events at the Kennedy Center site. 

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