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Q-Tip | “Barely In Love” on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Tip performed with the Legendary Foundation last night to hype the still-hard-to-believe release of his 2001 experimental project, Kamaal/The Abstract. I can only imagine how happy Tip is to be able to sing a song from the album on national television after so many years of label frustration. You have to give it to him, he holds it down despite his musical limitations.


Hip-Hop Releases | 9/15/09


And don’t forget to spend your hard-earned cash on the New Boyz album.

Video + Track List | Q-Tip’s “Kamaal The Abstract” To See Release Soon

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The first single from the album is “Barely in Love”. It’s an uptempo song basically speaking about two people who ain’t got no business falling in love,” Tip said. “The power overtakes you, and you do it anyway. The other [single], ‘Even If It Is So,’ it’s a song about somebody I knew, or know. She was really smart and articulate. She danced. She was a stripper. She had a kid, and she was dating this dude. He was stepping out on her. A little shorty from around my way. I would always talk to her and give her words of encouragement. So I wrote the song about her. I produced both songs. Actually, I produced all the songs on the album.

1. Feelin’
2. Do U Dig U? (Feat. Gary Thomas & Kurt Rosenwinkel)
3. A Million Times
4. Blue Girl
5. Barely in Love
6. Heels
7. Abstractionisms (Feat. Kenny Garrett, a.k.a. Truth)
8. Caring
9. Even If It Is So
Bonus Tracks:
» Make It Work
» Damn You’re Cool

Video | Q-Tip on Nodfactor

Tip compares the beat from “Heels” (off the soon-to-be-released Kamaal the Abstract) to the beat from Cameo’s “Candy” by beatboxing them back to back.