Giant Step recently caught up with the legendary Q-Tip to discuss curating a series of parties at the Irving Plaza this summer. During the interview, the A Tribe Called Quest front man revealed that he’s hard at work in the studio with a number of big name artists, including D’Angelo and Kendrick Lamar.

Tip revealed that he has been producing tracks for the Top Dawg Entertainment emcee and Virginia born singer, as well as singer Ledisi. The Queens emcee also indicated that he will begin production on his upcoming G.O.O.D. Music debut later this summer.

“I’m basically doing a lot of production right now and that’s going really well,” he said. “I’m about to start my new album in the latter part of the summer and it should be out next year, so I’m excited about that. I’ve been excited about music in general, so it’s really good. I’m making music for other people and myself: Kendrick Lamar, D’Angelo, [and] Ledisi.”

In addition to K. Dot, D’Angelo and Ledisi, it has been confirmed that Q-Tip has been collaborating with Roc Marciano on his long-awaited Reloaded project.

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