Okayplayer throws some ill parties. For the 2012 edition of their annual Holiday Jam, OKP welcomed The Roots, Gary Clark Jr., Q-Tip, Talib Kweli and more to the stage, while friends, fan, and fans partied it up. Today they released this cool video for Kweli, Q-Tip, and The Roots performing the Tribe classic, “Electric Relaxation”. Watch the video below. And see a full photo recap of the Holiday Jam over at OKP.
Tip, Kweli, and Black Thought perform a special rendition of “Electric Relaxation” alongside The Roots at OKP‘s Holiday Jam 2012.
Bussa Buss and Tip share memories of Ms. Janet Jackson on their “Poetic Justice” remix which will appear on Catastrophic out tomorrow.
Thanks to the raucous opening act by DJ Q-Tip and a live jam from rock band Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, designer John Varvatos celebrated his successful showing at the New York Fashion Week with an event like no other at his 315 Bowery flagship store, the former home of music club CBGB. The event also served as the debut of CONVERSE by John Varvatos – “The Weapon” Collection, the designer’s interpretation of CONVERSE Weapon sneakers. First seen on the basketball courts across the U.S. back in 1986, CONVERSE Weapon quickly became the “weapon of choice” for streetballers and pros alike. In honor of his partnership with CONVERSE, now in its 10th year, Varvatos re-imagined the Weapon to be an extension of his hard charging design theme that is part biker chic and part rock n’ roll glam. Fresh new colors, super soft premium leather, all on the classic silhouette, Varvatos slimmed down the overall form just a tad bit for an updated look. All are now available through John Varvatos retail locations and BLOOMINGDALE’S department stores for a suggested retail price of $170. There will also be an ultra-premium version available on December 1st for $250.
John Varvatos – Bowery
315 Bowery | Map
New York, NY 10003
TEL #: 212-358-0315
John Varvatos – SoHo
122 Spring Street | Map
New York, NY 10012
TEL #: 212-965-0700
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Miami’s TenDJiz won me over as a fan when he dropped the De La Soul meets Soviet Soul and Jazz project, De La Soulviet. Today he releases his second Soviet Soul meets American Hip Hop project in this new mix featuring Q-Tip vocals. The mixtape is called Q-Tipokratiya, which combines Q-Tip’s name with the Greek word for “power.” Check out the full mixtape below, and thank TenDJiz later for providing your morning soundtrack.
“It was good, pardon the pun.”
Q-Tip called into the Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds radio show this morning to talk about his new deal with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music. Tip talked about the natural chemistry that formed with Kanye, and that the deal started while he was working with Kanye on Watch The Throne and MDBTF. Tip also mentioned that he will be on the G.O.O.D. compilation, as he has a song with 2 Chainz and Common, as well as one with Pusha T. He also talks about his forthcoming LP, The Last Zulu and how the name stems from a recent DNA test.
Kanye West continues to build out his already impressive G.O.O.D. Music line-up. Today it has been announced that Q-Tip has also signed with the label. Furthermore they have announced that his 4th studio album, The Last Zulu, will be released some time in 2013. Next to Q-Tip, the G.O.O.D. Music line-up includes Pusha T, Kid Cudi, John Legend, Big Sean and of course Kanye himself. Who knows, maybe Q-Tip was already involved in the G.O.O.D. Music Album that will release soon.
Q-Tip stopped by Hot 97 in celebration of Black Fist Friday. The former A Tribe Called Quest frontman stepped behind the 1's & 2's and offered a fine selection of throwback hits. Give it a spin below!