Q-Tip Plans Posthumous Birthday Party for Michael Jackson

While Michael Jackson never got to cut his 51st birthday cake, Q-Tip is commemorating the late legend’s forthcoming birthday with a party at Manhattan’s Nokia Theatre.

Dubbed “Long Live the King! A Birthday Celebration for Michael Jackson,” the celebration will take place on August 29, with doors opening at 10 p.m. and DJing by Q-Tip, Mark Ronson and DJ Spinna.

“Michael Jackson was a huge influence on my music and was an inspiration to me and so many others,” Q-Tip said via press release. “I want to bring people together to celebrate the man, his music and his legacy that will undoubtedly live on forever!”

Tickets for the event go on sale Friday (July 31), for $25 via ticketmaster.com. XXL magazine also paid tribute to the pop icon—who died in June of cardiac arrest—earlier this month, releasing the special collector’s issue XXL Presents Michael Jackson.

After the MJ party, the grind continues for Q-Tip. The Queens rapper/producer is adding “author” to his résumé, with his forthcoming book, Industry Rules. The book—named for Tip’s lyric from “Check the Rhime”—will be published by Ballantine Books in 2010, marking the 20-year anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest’s first album, People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of RhythmIndustry Rules will focus on topics like Tip’s personal experiences, perspectives, and inspirations.

As XXLMag.com previously reported, Q-Tip is also liberating his shelved 2002 album Kamaal the Abstract on September 15 via Battery Records. The album is solely produced by Tip, with members of jazz legend Miles Davis’ band also making contributions. –John Kennedy

  • Silly Willy

    Pierzy!!!

    Hope it’ll be on The Renaissance level…that was the best album of 2008 IMO….

    • $ykotic

      True that my dude. So upset cats didn’t cop that LP. Riding the Wayne wave.

      I can see Tip snatching up Janet though…

      • Silly Willy

        Yeah ! Totally!!! On some “Hey baby, I got an album comin out, so me loving your brother and me and you being part of a rythm nation, how about a………(fill in the blank)”

        • $ykotic

          “It’s a vivrant thing/Miss Jackson, grab my thing…”

          Boooo on me! HA!

  • *BLOCK*

    BLOCK BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ITS A NICE THING TO DO…ONLY QUESTION COMES TO MIND IS….WHO GETS THE MONEY??

    *BLOCK*
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    CAROLINA SURVIVOR

    • BlockLovesTheCock

      Nuff Said!!! Fuck Carolina

      • *BLOCK*

        BLOCK BITCH!!!!!!!

        BLOCK LOVES THE COCK….MUST BE THE CAROLINA GAMECOCK…OR MAYBE U DIDNT FINISH THE NAME….BLOCKLOVESTHECOCKTHATHERECIEVEDATBIRTHRAMMEDDEEPINTOTHEMOUTHOFYOURMOTHERSISTERAUNTWIFEANDFIRSTBORNDAUGHTERONHER2NDBIRTHDAY!

        BUT I APPRECIATE IT THOUGH BRO…LETS ME KNOW I’M STARTING TO GET A “NOTICED”
        MAYBE NEXT WEEK I WILL BE TO BLOGGING WHAT DRAKE IS TO RAP….

        P.S I SAY FUCK CAROLINA ALOT OF TIMES MYSELF

        *BLOCK*
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        CAROLINA SURVIVOR

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      Cosign *BLOCK*.

      I thought the same shit. & I want to know has he ever thrown a party for Mike when he was alive? We’re the niggas that close. Funny, he has all these endevours jumping off @ the same time. I’m just saying.

      • *BLOCK*

        BLOCK BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!

        I WONDER IF Q-TIP GONNA PULL A MASTER P….REMEMBER AFTER TUPAC DIED MASTER P RODE HIS PIPE SO HARD U ALMOST THOUGHT HE WAS TRYING TO BE HIM…

        *BLOCK*
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        CAROLINA SURVIVOR

        • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

          Shit, @ this point, it looks like the whole world is riding the wave. I didn’t expect to see that “$25″ price for the tickets. If that shit isn’t going to his kids, then somethings bogus. &, we know damn well it ain’t going to his kids. Maybe Q-Tip’s kids, though.

          Damn, the P shit had me disgusted. Nobody ever pulled his coattails on that either. From my understanding, them dudes met one time. Pac AINT NEVER gave no shout-out to Master P lol.

          Dead artists are the holy grail of marketing.

        • *BLOCK*

          BLOCK BITCH!!!!!!!

          I GUESS IF MIKE WERE TO ASK WHAT PAC ASKED “HOW LONG WILL THEY MOURN ME” THE ANSWER WOULD BE…LONG ENOUGH TO COME UP WITH A WAY TO MAKE MONEY OFF YOUR DEATH..
          SMH

          R.I.P MIKE LORD KNOWS U COULDN’T WHILE U WERE HERE!!

          youtube.com/federalranga <—-FREE PROMO!!

          *BLOCK*
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          CAROLINA SURVIVOR

  • http://-- gaddic

    where were these fucks when mike was being attacked by the media?
    Everyone suddenly respects Michael jackson?
    Bunch of Cock-suckin dick-riders if you ask me!
    (Q-tip is dope though! Ha!)

    • *BLOCK*

      BLOCK BITCH!!!!!!

      I BEEN SAYING THE SAME THING

      *BLOCK*
      ~FRONT LINE ALLIANCE~
      CAROLINA SURVIVOR

  • NAWLEDGE

    Wish I could be there. The Fall Semester starts like 5 days before. Gotta get that education up!

    • $ykotic

      Go do that my dude. Peace and blessings with your goals.

  • http://www.myspace.com/gqnaija Darq

    I don’t think it matters…not to me anyways..who gets the money or no. I love MJ…and i appreciate anything done to keep his legacy alive…

    It would be cool.

    Word from Nigeria.

  • http://www.MJSHOW.tv Daydreamer

    On the Eve of Michael’s Birthday, Please Join us on Friday, August 28th, 2009 as we Celebrate the King of Music For a Special screening of The Michael Jackson Show & Tribute After Party with DJ Spinna. This is a One Night Only Event.

    The MJ Show After Party will immediately follow the screening. The Sweet Sounds of MJ all Night Spun by the Incomparable DJ Spinna.

    In The Tradition of Neverland There will be Free Candy, Popcorn & Soda for all!
    Complimentary hors d’oeuvres by Chef Aris.
    Cash Bar all Night Long.

    Admission: $30 at the door/ $25 in advance
    View the trailer & buy tix now at http://www.MJSHOW.tv

    Follow the glove:
    http://twitter.com/THEMJSHOW

    Let us celebrate the life of The King of Music.

    FYI- The admission covers the cost of the venue. In a perfect world this event would be free.

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