Q-Tip - Renaissance Rap (Remix) ft Busta Rhymes, Raekwon & Lil Wayne

Artist: Q-Tip

Featuring: Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, Lil Wayne

Producer: Q-Tip

Album: The Renaissance

Avg Rating: 43210   4.4 ( 51 votes )

     

One man does not a Renaissance make, even if that man is as talented as veteran rapper/producer Q-Tip; to spark a true cultural revival, you need the support of your era’s best and brightest.  This newly-released remix of Tip’s Renaissance Rap bodes well for his vision of our musical future – in addition to a rerecorded version of the original opening verse, it features two prominent industry vets and one wildly-popular emcee whose name is synonymous with the new school of hip-hop.  Of the three guest contributors, Raekwon sounds the most at-home over the Abstract’s own easygoing beat, while Busta Rhymes comes off as lyrically on-point but a little impatient.  The combination of Weezy‘s free-association flow with Tip’s tuneful, retro-toned production is strange, but not in a bad way - personally, I think the old-school backdrop suits him better than grinding modern-rock guitar.  Though this remix isn’t set to be pushed as a single, it’s a very enjoyable listen, not to mention a surefire conversation-starter.

Q-TipBusta RhymesRaekwonLil Wayne

Written by on 01/29/09


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