The platinum CD featured a reunited Capone-N-Noreaga, some of the last music from Big Pun and new tracks from Busta Rhymes, Mobb Deep and LL Cool J and introduced the first solo record from Q-Tip
since his departure from long-time Violator management clients, A Tribe Called Quest.
Other guests include Damon Dash, Danny Masterson, Eric Mabius, Joan Jett, Matthew Settle, Mena Suvari, Q-Tip
, Roisin Murphy, Thom Felicia, Tyson Beckford and Zoe Saldana DETAILS: Park Avenue Armory - 643 Park Avenue (between 66th and 67th St.
Dre, Jermaine Dupree, Talib Kweli, KRS-1 and Master P--and to confirm their support of the goals of the Hip-Hop Summit--are Will Smith, Run DMC, Foxy Brown, Wyclef Jean, Black Rob, Method Man, Eve, Ja Rule, LL Cool J, Jay Z, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Mobb Deep, Queen Latifah, Chuck D, Keith Murray, Sister Souljah, Luke Skywalker, Ludicrous, Cash Money Millionaires, Funkmaster Flex, Jinx, Scarface, Redman, Lady Luck, G-Dep, Fat Joe, Common, Lil Bow Wow, Q-tip
, dead prez, JT Money, MC Lyte, MTV's Ananda Lewis and Sway, and Rah Digga.
SoL-AngeL and The Hadley Street Dreams, features a dream-team of hot producers and songwriters that include: Grammy winner Mark Ronson, Pharrell, Q-Tip
, Lamont Dozier, Soul Shock, Jack Splash, Lil Wayne, Boards of Canada, Bilal and Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry.
To hear Zappa, Van Morrison, James Brown and Ramsey Lewis all rolled into one track by a music-junkie 18-year-old DJ like Premier or Q-Tip
, (how did these kids know these old records?
Nationally renowned artists Common, Q-Tip
, and KRS-One are joining musical forces with Just Blaze, Cool & Dre, and DJ Premier to remix Common's "The Light," A Tribe Called Quest's "Midnight," and Boogie Down Productions' seminal "Criminal Minded.
12 (8) Got 'Til It's Gone - Janet ft Q-Tip
& Joni Mitchell
Although she insists that she and Q-Tip
are just friends, Jackson does admit, "we're really close.
Annie Lennox, Q-Tip
, Angels & Airwaves, Talib Kweli, Motion City Soundtrack and Lupe Fiasco to Partner with College Students in Honoring Top Emerging Acts
The album also features a variety of guests including D'Angelo, Q-Tip
(from A Tribe Called Quest), Kurupt (from Tha Dogg Pound), and producer Pete Rock to name a few.
The Big Bang" also boasts guest appearances from Raekwon, Marsha Ambrosius of Floetry, and Q-Tip
Their superstar roster, which includes Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliot, Mobb Deep, Q-Tip
and Noreaga, among others, merges hip hop's musical elite with AMG's already stellar lineup.