Nas, Nia Long & More Celebrate Q-Tip In NYC

Stars came out to celebrate the release of Q-Tip’s The Renaissance at the Bowery Hotel in New York City last night (10/28).

Nas, actress Nia Long, Talib Kweli, model Tyson Beckford, Consequence, A Tribe Called Quest producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Farnsworth Bentley, former Juice Crew standout Craig G, 88 Keys, Universal’s executive VP Sylvia Rhone and December XXL Cover Boy Kid Cudi, were among the celeb in attendance.

The evening turned into a roast of sorts as some of the aforementioned guests took turns praising and poking fun at Q-Tip onstage. The former Tribe frontman then took the stage to perform verses from classics like “Check The Rhyme,” “Scenario,” “Award Tour” and “Electric Relaxation.”

Tip’s been a mainstay on stages as of late. As previously reported, the Abstract taped an episode of VH1′s Soulstage last week. The Renaissance, featuring guest appearances from D’Angelo, Raphael Saadiq and production from J Dilla, is scheduled to hit stores November 4th. -Marvin Brandon

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  • Chris Mac

    Its good to hear some REAL hip hop once again. All you new heads gun be like “who the fuck is q-tip” and all use hold heads gun be like “who the fuck is soulja boi” This man brought us some classic tracks. If u into rap u should be pickin this album up.


    Only one comment? Lil Wayne shit got like 30. Pathetic shit my nigga.

    Anyways, Im DEF pickin up this album. Q-Tip is mos def one of the best rappers to bless a mic.


    Kanye West needs to work with them dudes for a new ATCQ album. Yeah I know Q-Tip said he wouldn’t entertain that thought because they pretty much have their leagacy set.(i.e.- Micheal Jordan should have stayed retired). But with Phife’s health lookin’ better and Kanye workin with Shaheed on the boards. WHY NOT?