“I’m producing Kanye’s new album with Rick Rubin,” said Tip, after confirming that he would still be releasing his own solo album, The Last Zulu.
Q-Tip also spoke about deejaying, and why it is still a passion for him. “I mean, I love doing that because I think that, today, it’s important to connect all of the dots musically,” he said. “And when I spin…first of all, I try to read the energy of the crowd, and not try to make it too much about me. But at the same time, whatever that crowd makeup is, then I instantly just try to pull things and try to take them on a journey, and try to connect different music from genre, from different periods, but still keep the party going.”
“It’s fun,” he said. “It’s a great challenge. It keeps you on your toes.”
Watch the interview below:
Q-Tip announced that he was signed to Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label last year, and previously collaborated with ‘Ye on Kanye’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Rick Rubin also produced on Kanye’s Yeezus.