Monday, March 16, 2009

Kamaal the Abstract (2002)

Here's Q-Tip’s 2002 solo record, a loose and laid-back set of tunes with some heavy jazz and soul overtones. A lot of this reminds me of Prince. It was apparently deemed too uncommercial and never released. This is what Q-Tip had to say about it:
“I am really disappointed that Kamaal wasn't released. LA Reid didn't know what to do with it; then, three years later, they release Outkast. What Outkast is doing now, those are the kinds of sounds that are on Kamaal the Abstract. Maybe even a little more out. Kamaal was just me, guerrilla.”

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