Although recognized often for his emcee abilities, Queens, New York’s Q-Tip is an accomplished producer for Mobb Deep, Nas and his years with A Tribe Called Quest. Today the Universal Motown artist announced that he will produce Jazz bassist and vocalist Esperanza Spalding’s next album.

Spalding, a Portland, Oregon native, has released three solo albums, as well as work with Jazz veteran, Stanley Clarke and popular Folk artist, M. Ward.

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Previously, Q-Tip has worked with another Jazz vocalist, Norah Jones, on his 2008 solo album, The Renaissance.