Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on August 1, 2008

by Black Bubblegum

Q-Tip, Maryland, 7/27/08, and lookie what he's wearing... (seoulchild)
TIP

"The Abstract", aka Q-Tip, has announced The Renaissance - due October 14th (but let's not hold our breath). The new track "Gettin Up" is currently streaming at his myspace. The new album marks Tip's (not T.I.P.'s) first album since the almost-entirely-J.Dilla-fied Amplified that came out nine years ago.

"The Ab" along with Phife Dawg, Jarobi, and Ali Shaheed Muhammad will reunite at the Rock The Bells Festival as A Tribe Called Quest, flanked by fellow Native Tongues members De La Soul and Mos Def, as well as Nas, Raekwon & Ghostface (playing tracks from their FOREVER upcoming, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II), a reunited Pharcyde (!), Immortal Technique, Method Man & Redman and dead prez. The NY date is this Sunday (August 3rd) at Jones Beach. Set times are below...

When they aren't reuniting, Q-Tip & Ali Shaheed Muhammad have been busy spinning records at Triple Crown, APT, and most recently, Santos Party House among other spots.

And in case ya missed it, Nas hates Rupert Murdoch. Check out those set times...

Rock The Bells NY Set Times

Stage 1
A Tribe Called Quest 10:25
Nas 8:55
Method Man & Redman 7:45
Raekwon & Ghostface 6:45
Mos Def 5:55
The Pharcyde 5:05
De La Soul 4:15
Immortal Technique 3:25
dead prez 2:50

Stage 2
Spank Rock with Amanda Blank 6:40
Devlin & Darko 5:55
Akrika Bambaataa 4:45
The Cool Kids 4:05
Tyga 3:25
Ninjasonik 2:45
B.O.B. 2:05
MURS 1:25
Jay Electronica 12:55
Wale 12:25
Kidz In The Hall 11:55
DJ Blaqstarr 11:15

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Comments (19)

... what is he wearing? i can't see.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 4:52 PM

why am I not going to this???

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 5:07 PM

a backpack...full of used diapers & rare first pressings of vivian girls' record.

check out q-tip's ebay listings to snag yourself a copy!

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 5:42 PM

blaqstarr is going on at 11:15 in the morning? wtf? he'll be playing to himself and the crew

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 5:59 PM

Ali Shaheed Muhammad. Show some respect and learn to spell it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 6:26 PM

back in the days on the boulevard of linden. i hope they play 'check the rhime'

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 6:31 PM

Sounds good.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 8:21 PM

he's going parachuting

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 8:41 PM

Is anybody gonna even be at the second stage for this festival?

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 8:57 PM

Why is it so shocking to see a backpack on a MC? This is nothing new or even worth noting.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 9:13 PM

It's been said that ATCQ were one of the groups that started the backpacker (underground hip hop) movement. It isnt shocking, its kinda the opposite actually. It's expected.

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 9:42 PM

DID MF DOOM ALREADY NOT SHOW UP?

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 9:56 PM

"Why is it so shocking to see a backpack on a MC? This is nothing new or even worth noting."

sorry, i don't know much about MCs and didn't know that wearing the backpack is not new.

seriously though, why is he waring a backpack? couldn't he have checked it in at the venue before going on stage?

Posted by Anonymous | August 1, 2008 10:06 PM

It's a shame De La Soul are playing so early

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2008 12:14 AM

i don't understand these hip-hoppers and their backpacks. Strange breed.

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2008 7:54 AM

sucks that ninjasonik got on the bill somehow

Posted by Anonymous | August 2, 2008 2:51 PM

even though santogold decided to be a no-show, this was a ridiculously amazing tour. dozens of suprise guests on top of an already really impressive lineup made for a great show.

im hoping to see some pics and coverage on here tomorrow

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2008 2:39 AM

he's wearin an alife shirt with "lyrics to go" on the front

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2008 2:26 PM

YO RTB 08 was the shit!!!!!!! but on sum real shit my camera battry dies so PLEASE anyone who went hook a fellow hip=hop lover up!!! PLEASE I"M BEGGIN PLEASE!!!! my email is bcaba@njcu.edu

Posted by brenda | August 6, 2008 11:55 AM

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