Kamaal the Abstract
In these hard times, we can all stand a ray of hope. Hope in hip-hop now comes from the legendary Q-Tip, of a Tribe Called Quest fame. His long-delayed album KAMAAL THE ABSTRACT, slated originally for release in 2001, is finally dropping now! a music hybrid, KAMAAL was commendably avant-garde at the time of it's creation. Amazingly, it's even more apropos in 2009; given the death of musical merit and capable MCs in today's hip-hop, the time is ever-so-right for Tip.