On April 21st, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey will release the J Dilla project Motor City that serves as a letter to her son with 19 previously unreleased Dilla instrumentals. One of those instrumentals was handled by J-Rocc of the Beat Junkies, who put some a capellas from Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes over the beat. Enjoy the byproduct of that session.
Termanology and Saigon link up for the Q-Tip produced “We’re Both Wrong” from Term’s album More Politics. The video for the song finds the duo taking a look at the police and how they’ve handled minorities over the past few years. As we know, it’s pretty bad.
With the unfortunate addition of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile to the mounting toll of African Americans killed by police, Termanology and Saigon’s “We’re Both Wrong” comes right on time with its distrust in law enforcement.
SELMA DIRECTOR AVA DUVERNAY REVEALS HIP HOP ROOTS IN CONVERSATION WITH Q-TIP AT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
For those that still think Hip Hop is just music, this Q-Tip interview with Selma director Ava DuVernay at the Tribeca Film Festival should help alter your perspective. The one hour discussion is extremely informative but you may get a kick out of DuVernay discussing her roots as an emcee and a poet. The duo also discuss being Black in America, Hollywood’s perceptions of Black entertainers, and more.