Q-Tip Talks Working With Drake, New Book [VIDEO]

Legendary rapper and producer Q-Tip stopped by the XXL offices yesterday (November 17) for our weekly live UStream show, Spoltlight, where spoke about working with Kanye West, his upcoming solo project, and new artists he supports including Roc Marciano, Wiz Khalifa, and Drake.

Speaking of the Young Money emcee, Tip said he is currently in the studio working on tracks, “Drake is ill,” he said, before revealing, “I’m cheffing up some stuff for him right now. [Watch below]

The A Tribe Called Quest frontman also talked about Industry Rules, the guidebook he’s working on with writer Dream Hampton, who also worked with Jay-Z on Decoded. Due out in 2011, Q-Tip said Industry Rules is not a memoir, but a “cautionary tales of the industry. My little stories and each one will have a rule to it. I don’t want to give to much up but it’s gonna be like ‘There’s rules to this shit I wrote me a manual,’” he said referring to The Notorious B.I.G.’s classic song “The Ten Crack Commandments.” [Watch below]

Through out the entertaining interview, a candid Q-tip chopped it up about being a die-hard Knicks fan and the upcoming A Tribe Called Quest documentary.

Watch the entire interview here. —Nicole LoPresti

  • G-UNOT KILLA

    IT’S CRAZY, WHAT’S IN THE BOOK CHAPTER 5 “MY RUN IN WITH SPIDER LOC’S COUSIN G-UNOT KILLA” HE DESCRIBES THE TIME I CAUGHT HIM IN STARBUCCS, I WAS IN LINE HE SAYS, “THAT PURPLE RAG IS RANDY MOSS’S?” I SAY “BITCH! I AIN’T RANDY MOSS’S IT’S SIDNEY RICE’S! AND U TOUCH 1 MORE TIME I’M FUCCIN U AND RASHAD MENDENHALL UP!” WELL AS I LEFT I DROPPED MY PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE, HE SAYS, “OH I’LL GET THAT, AS HE REACHES DOWN HE BRUSHED MY RAG” HE IMMEDIATLY LOOKS UP AND SCREAMS,”OH SHIT! I AM SO SORRY PLEASE SHOW MERCY!” I THEN PROCEEED TO SMACC THE SHIT OUTTA HIM FOR 13 MINS! JULIUS PEPPERS HAD TO BREAK US UP! TRUE STORY!

    • jtm

      gay unot killa shut up and i can’t believe q tip is working with this clown along with dj premier and 9th wonder.

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