now and then, a legendary Hip-Hop artist goes through
a transformation and changes their name and attitude toward
the game. So is the case with
Q-Tip. The former Tribesman has changed his
recording name to Kamaal (he changed his legal name to
Kamaal a few years ago) and will drop his album, Kamaal
The Abstract on October 23. The album is said to be "a
rare mix of hip-hop, rock, jazz and funk."
is music I always wanted to create, something that allows
me to explore all sides of myself. This music is fearless,
this band is incredible. You can’t name something after
yourself unless it represents a part of you. This is ultimately
about new beginnings and taking back real music!"
In addition to the
album, Kamaal will create a film short to be the visual
portion of "The Abstract experience."