Video: Q-Tip Interview w/ NBC Talk Stoop

Q-Tip talks to NBC’s Talk Stoop about converting to Islam in 1995, the fact that his album took 8 years to come out, the state of the music industry now that artists are blogging and tweeting and eventually settling down. Ripped by Yardie


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94 Responses to “Video: Q-Tip Interview w/ NBC Talk Stoop”

  1. samantha Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zB8evBvtLLg
    this is classic

  2. Hood Trill Stunting aka Trap Day Man Says:

    MGMT make some dope beats, and I think it’ll be dope if they collab with more rappers.

    ^

    black thought, lupe and, mf doom for starters. mad lib too.

  3. Hood Trill Stunting aka Trap Day Man Says:

    KAMAL FAREED!

  4. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    KAMAL FAREED!
    ============
    LOL

    I swore Tip was wigging out when he went all Islam on a brother.

    I can respect it but it still seemed like his transition was mad quick.

    One minute he was smashing Angie Mar and performing “Breathe & Stop” on the Chris Rock Show and the next he’s rocking robes and a kufi, burning incense and hocking black soap. It just seemed strange to me.

  5. Jersey*made*me Says:

    I had to learn not to fuck with small cats with fake Cartiers and straw hats/stick em on a mixtape they think they all that/just breezing through/never sounding reasonable /son,whatever the cost you know it’s feasible/you bought your way in the game your rates is seasonable.

    Nature>>>>>>>>>>>>>>..

  6. Jersey*made*me Says:

    seasonal>seasonable

  7. Hood Trill Stunting aka Trap Day Man Says:

    One minute he was smashing Angie Mar and performing “Breathe & Stop” on the Chris Rock Show

    ^

    uhm…he was muslim when all that was happening dude.

    aint you ‘spose to be some type of hip-hop scholar?

  8. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    Nature>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    ===================
    But that nigga fell off before his album had even hit the shelves.

    Do you even remember the 1st single from For All Seasons?

  9. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    uhm…he was muslim when all that was happening dude.

    aint you ’spose to be some type of hip-hop scholar?
    ====================================
    He flipped to Islam during The Love Movement.

    I’m saying how you go from Breathe & Stop to white robes and scented oils?

    It still was a weird transition for me.

    And yes, yes I am some kinda hip-hop scholar.

  10. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    He flipped to Islam during the recording of The Love Movement.*

  11. The Shot Clock Says:

    Have yall seen that Lisa Lopez documentary?!?!

    left eye was on that next next shit

  12. Hood Trill Stunting aka Trap Day Man Says:

    He flipped to Islam during The Love Movement.

    ^

    so TML came out in ’95 amp?

    go return wherever you got ya so-called hip-hop knowledge degree from holmes. he converted during beats, rhymes, and life.

    smh

  13. &What?! Says:

    MGMT make some dope beats, and I think it’ll be dope if they collab with more rappers.

    ^

    black thought, lupe and, mf doom for starters. mad lib too.

    ^

    Lupe is the sorta dude that would do that shit too.

  14. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    Scary like that documentary on Lisa Lopez (c) Electronica

    That shit was mad eerie.

  15. hl Says:

    nas did not have a verse on desperados. he only did the hook.

  16. Hood Trill Stunting aka Trap Day Man Says:

    TLM > TML tho.

  17. Hood Trill Stunting aka Trap Day Man Says:

    That shit was mad eerie.

    ^

    it was. thas why i just keep it God and i’m good.

  18. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    nas did not have a verse on desperados. he only did the hook.
    =====================================
    I knew I remembered his vocals on there though.

    Trackmasters and bullshit features (Pretty Boy?) killed The Firm album.

  19. Hood Trill Stunting aka Trap Day Man Says:

    lol @ drakes jewfro.

  20. b-ease Says:

    Desperados was an AZ song slated for Pieces of A Man. Fact. Throw Your Gunz may gave been as well.

    The Firm album lacked anything resembling cohesiveness. Started dope, and ended dope, but the middle section of the album was a fucking mess.

  21. b-ease Says:

    have > gave

  22. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    Started dope, and ended dope, but the middle section of the album was a fucking mess
    =================================
    Too much input from outside factors. If they woulda just let Dre run shit it would’ve been better. Not great but better.

    Mega was missed.

  23. The Shot Clock Says:

    Scary like that documentary on Lisa Lopez (c) Electronica

    ^

    yeah i dl’ed the doc off the strenght of that line and that nigga wasn’t lying. She had spirits chasin her and shit.

  24. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    She had spirits chasin her and shit.
    =========================
    I mean, I was literally creeped out behind that shit. They had a camera in the whip when she crashed. Shit was wild.

    BTW – Lisa was kinda looney tunes, no disrespect. All that shit she was doing in that flick and her guru…very strange.

  25. Hood Trill Stunting aka Trap Day Man Says:

    She had spirits chasin her and shit.

    ^

    yo, when she hit and killed that kid after gettin a sign/dreamin about it a red flag should of went up and she shoulda got the fuck outta hondorus.

    i know i would of. but then again i wouldn’t of fucked w/that weirdo shit.

  26. D. Billz Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:
    January 10th, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    She had spirits chasin her and shit.
    =========================
    I mean, I was literally creeped out behind that shit.

    ^Co-sign.

  27. b-ease Says:

    Lisa was kinda looney tunes,

    ^^
    Kinda?!? That broad was batshit insane.

  28. Hood Trill Stunting aka Trap Day Man Says:

    speakin of chasin spirits, that flick paranormal activity put me in a weird space after watching it. however, i dug how it had that blair witch effect to it.

  29. b-ease Says:

    The look on her face before the car veered off the road was some haunting shit…

  30. Hood Trill Stunting aka Trap Day Man Says:

    The look on her face before the car veered off the road was some haunting shit…

    ^

    i’m sayin. i think there was an edit at that point cause the video slowed down a few frames seconds before the commotion ensued.

  31. BlackDonte Says:

    AIN’T NOBODY CHECKN 4 Q-TIP, HE LIKE THE REST OF DESE OLD NIGGAS, WASHED DA FUCK UP!!! GO GET A DESK JOB OLD HEAD!!! HIM AND DA REST OF TRIBE AINT MADE SHIT HOTT SINCE MIDNIGHT MARAUDERS!!!

  32. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    The look on her face before the car veered off the road was some haunting shit…
    ======================================
    The stuff nightmares are made of

  33. D. Billz Says:

    What’s ill is that even in 2010…

    The Exorcist >>>>

  34. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    HIM AND DA REST OF TRIBE AINT MADE SHIT HOTT SINCE MIDNIGHT MARAUDERS!!!
    =================================
    Lies.

    The Renaissance was dope.

  35. verses Says:

    # BlackDonte Says:
    January 10th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    AIN’T NOBODY CHECKN 4 Q-TIP, HE LIKE THE REST OF DESE OLD NIGGAS, WASHED DA FUCK UP!!! GO GET A DESK JOB OLD HEAD!!! HIM AND DA REST OF TRIBE AINT MADE SHIT HOTT SINCE MIDNIGHT MARAUDERS!!!

    ^^^^^^^^^^^

    who let in the illiterate?

  36. Hood Trill Stunting aka Trap Day Man Says:

    AINT MADE SHIT HOTT SINCE MIDNIGHT MARAUDERS!!!

    ^

    but since then ya ma bore a hot turd which is ya life.

    ATCQ foreva.

  37. The Shot Clock Says:

    Lisa was kinda looney tunes, no disrespect. All that shit she was doing in that flick and her guru…very strange.

    ^

    not at all. people have forgotten the healing powers of food. real talk.

    The modern age has basically been the homogenization or westernization of everything. people swear that if it ain’t what western science (the same muhfuckas that created the health system we currently enjoy) deems correct then its somehow looney tunes, but I think in more cases than people care to admit that thats no longer the case.

  38. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    See, good defenses lead to offense.

    AZ’s been doin that all year.

  39. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    I agree with natural medicine, holistic medicine, etc. But I also recognize that there are plenty of “healers” who are just running a racket and taking suckers for their money.

    It’s hard to tell the real from the fake.

  40. Charles Oakley Says:

    Twista Gets 80 Billion Youtube Views, Still More Believable Than Bow Wow

    ^^
    fucking. dead.

  41. Deen Says:

    Neither defense showed up. The result doesn’t vindicate any arguments.

  42. Jersey*made*me Says:

    hl Says:

    January 10th, 2010 at 7:24 pm
    nas did not have a verse on desperados. he only did the hook.
    ^^

    Yes sir,he actually did.Remix,but verse nonetheless.

    “Kill bitches with the dick and call Cochrane”

    Remember that line?

  43. Remixznflow Says:

    # D. Billz Says:
    January 10th, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    What’s ill is that even in 2010…

    The Exorcist >>>>

    ^
    THIS

    satan lives in that damn movie.. real talk… still scares the shit outta me.. i cant watch it.

  44. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    houseofaura.com/nicki-minaj-high-school-yearbook-picture

    Maybe that dyke chick wasn’t her…

  45. Jersey*made*me Says:

    “niggas talking shit broke braggin pushin Volkswagons/sell your tapes up at the Gavin/fake sagging/you should’ve plotted with the cats who get paid retarded/420’s riding past with diamonds that cut glass Firm get the paper then we dash

    -Nas “Desperados”

  46. gnarlee Says:

    BlackDonte Says:
    AIN’T NOBODY CHECKN 4 Q-TIP, HE LIKE THE REST OF DESE OLD NIGGAS, WASHED DA FUCK UP!!! GO GET A DESK JOB OLD HEAD!!!
    //////////////////////////////////////////////

    ^^
    Respect the architects!

  47. The Shot Clock Says:

    It’s hard to tell the real from the fake.

    ^

    true.

    but if it works for you then it’s real. A lotta people dont do shit thats good for THEM cos other people say that shit aint good, and thats my issue.

    Obviously Lisa was feelin some kinda way so that shit was good for her.

  48. hl Says:

    there is no desperados remix. lies. must be some bootlegg stuff done way after the album. or was i sleeping? what was that on amp?

  49. Jersey*made*me Says:

    there is no desperados remix. lies. must be some bootlegg stuff done way after the album. or was i sleeping?

    ^^
    Get your Clue tape game up kid.

  50. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    I heard it on a clue tape. Same song with new verses by Nas & Foxy

  51. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    Let me explain how I maintain thresholds of pain
    I walk across the sun barefoot lookin’ for shade

  52. Jersey*made*me Says:

    I heard it on a clue tape. Same song with new verses by Nas & Foxy

    ^^

    Exactly.Platinum Plus is the tape,btw.

  53. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    Get your Clue tape game up kid.
    ========================
    I gotta search all them shits down.

    I was a mixtape fiend before the internet lol. Word to the Kay Slay’s 3 disc Street Sweepers joint with the Alpo interview lol.

  54. the return line o.k.a. moment of relapse Says:

    late pass for everybody in this thread. today i think i’ll mention Radiohead and the fact that i’ve hated how the “Soul by the Pound” remix was released as Common Sense’s first single, but said version did not exist on his debut album, ‘Can I Borrow a Dollar?’. i mean, even the lyrics were different on the album version. i’ve always considered this bullshit. okay, so i’ll check back in another two weeks to see how far you guys have gotten.

    smh @ Mgmt & the Firm

    easy.

  55. the return line o.k.a. moment of relapse Says:

    btw C?ue made mixtapes, whereas Slay made mix cd’s; or Slay did not become relevant until cd’s became the standard, unlike C?ue, who actually sold 90 minute Maxells. step your history game up. easy.

  56. huh Says:

    Nas was on the Original version.

  57. PHENOMENON Says:

    I remember when I used to make my own Mixed Tapes on cassettes.

    That was back when the radio wasn’t pure bullsh*t.

  58. verses Says:

    *farts*

  59. PHENOMENON Says:

    Go do that at “ThisIsCurtis” or “WSHH”.

    They’ve earned it.

  60. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    btw C?ue made mixtapes, whereas Slay made mix cd’s; or Slay did not become relevant until cd’s became the standard, unlike C?ue, who actually sold 90 minute Maxells.
    ===========================
    Semantics. Yo, on the real, STFU B.

    Holla @ me when you find some vintage Doo-Wop Bounce Squad taped.

    Live 95 >>>>

  61. Carlos Voltron AKA Dixie Normous Says:

    I wish someone would tell Bobby Flay to get the fuck off my television. Get back to them pots and pans bitch.

  62. the return line o.k.a. moment of relapse Says:

    stfu? smh. who pissed in your wheaties? anyhow, the mix game, like the rap game, is seriously fucked. technology fucked everything. and in our heart of hearts we know this. yet we still embrace it. *jigga voice* whutha fuuuuck? easy.

  63. Jersey*made*me Says:

    Live 95 >>>>

    ^^
    Don’t get me started with mixTAPES nigga.Doo Wop 95 was crazy.Bounce Squad,Don Black,Snagglepuss,etc.Niggas don’t know shit about the Diaz Bros.Him and Toca.

    Yall ain’t ready(nh).

    Ron G
    Chubby Chub
    Kid Capri
    S&S
    Double R
    Lazy K
    Doo Wop
    Craig G
    DJ Juice(blends&intros>>>>>>>>>)
    DJ Clue

    We talking Maxell tapes,no cds.Dubbing tapes nigga!!!No mp3s.

  64. 45% Says:

    Fuck act ii

    gimme dat theGODleebarneslp CDQ

  65. Jersey*made*me Says:

    Can’t forget Dirty Harry and Whoo Kid,smh.

  66. the return line o.k.a. moment of relapse Says:

    Doo Wop & Tony Toca a.k.a. the Diaz Brothers. simply one of the finest mixtapes ever made. period. end of story. seriously. wiki that shit. easy.

  67. the return line o.k.a. moment of relapse Says:

    part 2 sucked though. DJ Envy. Summer Splash. one of the first dj’s to leak Life After Death material. true stills. easy.

  68. the return line o.k.a. moment of relapse Says:

    the ability to just skip to the next track sincerely fucked up the game though. shits been all down hill ever since. you know its true. easy.

  69. Jersey*made*me Says:

    S&S Bad Boy tape hosted by Puff Daddy that debuted “Hit Em Up” and puff talked all through that joint,classic ad libs over Pac rhymes.”you sound upset”lol.Niggas was still alive,Big and Pac.

  70. Jersey*made*me Says:

    DJs used to actually mix the songs,do blends,shoutouts,drops,talk shit,a few skits,have niggas in the studio live,everything.

    golden era cassette mixtapes >>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

  71. StandOut FT Says:

    Back in the days on the boulevard of linden.

  72. AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    S&S Bad Boy tape hosted by Puff Daddy that debuted “Hit Em Up” and puff talked all through that joint,classic ad libs over Pac rhymes.”you sound upset”lol.
    ===========================
    Classic LOL

    Yeah, the invention of the mp3 fucked up the game.

    The cassette tape is as obsolete as the 8 track

  73. the return line o.k.a. moment of relapse Says:

    the victorian became the victim/ thought he had a smooth nigga licked, but a smooth nigga licked him (nh). . . .all the way dooooowwwwnn.

    easy.

  74. Krieke Says:

    In the past, whenever I started seriously dating a girl, I’d ask about her sexual background to get an idea of how many they had been with and the degree of their kinkyness. When i first started dating the wife 12 years ago we had several conversations on the topic. I knew she had been around some just because we had run in similar circles back in college. I knew of at least three men she had been with because i too was acquainted with these men. It seems however that there were several others as well. She never would share a specific number but from piecing all the info she shared, i have come up with a number between 30 and 45. Most interestingly thoguh was one occasion she shared with me that i will do my best to describe here. Now, for starters, the wife is built very similarly now to as she was in college. She is about 5’1, weighs about 190 lbs, has big brown eyes, brown hair, and despite being big is very proportionate. Her best assets are her huge tits and her plump ass. One day as we were looking through a box of pictures from her college days, we were flipping through some piles of photos when i noticed her pulling some and placing them behind her. I asked her what she was doing and she jsut sort of shrugged it off saying that she wanted to get rid of some photos. When i asked to see them, she became somewhat defensive saying they were private and she did not need to share everything with me. She then grabbed the photos including the ones i was looking at, put them in the box and took them into the bedroom. She must have thought that would be the end of it. I followed her into the bedroom and an argument ensued. I asked her what she was hiding and told her she could share anything with me. After a few minutes of arguing she softened her tone and said if i wanted to see them that was fine but added that they would probably make me angry. I of course told her i loved her and that we both have done things in our past. To be continued

  75. Krieke Says:

    She then said to go ahead. It was not hard to find the pics and i could see why she had hid them. To be truthful i can’t remember which one i saw first but in all there were probably 15 pictures that she would eventually dispose of. In one picture she and another woman i could not identify were both wearing wet white tshirts which clearly revealed the their nipples. I can still recall the photo quite clearly with her smile, the two bodies (one plump, one thin) and mostly i recall the crowd of men surrounding them, several of whom were black. But there were more which i will describe, but not int he order i found them as i really cannot recall. There were roughly 6 photos total from this night with the two women putting on a wet tshirt contest. When asked what this was she had said that she was dating a guy from the basketball team and they were just partying afterwards. Of course, i was a little stunned but not much as i knew she had been around and i also knew she was inclined to such behavior especially when drinking. There were a couple other photos of her in a skimpy two piece swimsuit at what looked like a pool party. I wish she still had that swimsuit btw, her tits were busting out. In yet another photo there was a picture of her dressed up standing next to an older guy. When i asked who it was she said a guy she dated. i mentioned that he looked a little old and she then said he was in his forties (but it was quite obvious he was in his late forties). When asked if she slept with him, she responded “yeah, so?” While i am sure she did not want me to see these photos, it was one group of photos in particular that she wanted to destroy and in some ways i wish i never saw them, in other ways i will cherish their memory. There was about ten of them total. I will describe the ones i can remember. In one she was standing between two black guys and all she was wearing was a pair of white panties with black polka dots. To be continued

  76. Shooter Mcgavin Says:

    I knew of at least three men she had been with because i too was acquainted with these men.
    ^^

    Ayo.

  77. Krieke Says:

    the men were wearing clothes and i can still recall how she was looking up to one of the men smiling as though he had just told a joke. I can also recall how lovely her tits looked, big and full. As i looked through them she was speechlees as was i. In another photo from this particular set, she was satnding ther with a hand around each of the men as they each held one of her tits up to their mouth. But it gets better. There were about five photos of her entirely naked, on a bed, with the men. In one she was laying flat on her back as one of them was doing something with her pussy as the other looked on with a smile on his face. In another, she was compltely spread with her hands spreading her gap open, again the two men were in the picture but this time they were stansing back watching her. Then there was picture of her sitting on the bed nude smoking a cigarette in an apparent conversation with the men. in one photo she was laying on her stomach face down as each of the men were spreading an ass cheek revealing her anus, and i will never forget that one of the men were just pointing at it with his mouth open and his eyes wide. Then there was a pic where she was standing on the bed over one of the men. She was nude still and he was just looking up at her as she looked directly at the camera with a determined look on her face which was both curious to me but also a turn on for reasons unbeknown. In the last photo i can recall from this set she was sitting on the edge of the bed and had her hands on the pants of one of the men who looks as if he is pulling away. It looks like she is trying to pull down his pants against his will. When i was done looking at the pics i was a little mortified but also turned on. I looked at her and asked” what the fuck was that? did you fuck them?” she then started to tear up and came close to me, placing her hand on mine. I was not as angry as i let on but felt as though i needed to appear angry. I asked again “did you fuck them?”

  78. Danbury Says:

    Hurry up with this story man I gotta eat dinner.

  79. Sleep Says:

    Dj envy has the worst voice for a dj, dude sound like a 15 year old

  80. Brooklyn Strong aka The Elder Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a Exhibit Geez Says:

    January 10th, 2010 at 11:20 pm
    S&S Bad Boy tape hosted by Puff Daddy that debuted “Hit Em Up” and puff talked all through that joint,classic ad libs over Pac rhymes.”you sound upset”lol.
    ===========================
    Classic LOL

    Yeah, the invention of the mp3 fucked up the game.

    The cassette tape is as obsolete as the 8 track
    ===================================
    mp3’s are making cd’s obsolete.

  81. Krieke Says:

    it was then that she spilled the beans. Apparently these pics showed only a fraction of what she did that night. It turns out that she went through an extremely slutty period for awhile during her last year in college. She said she was so clean cut in high school and that she had sort of made some poor choices with friends etc. On this particular evening she had agreed to entertain a small group of basketball players. She said thay told her it would help the team (i am not making this up). It also sounds like she was friends with several of these guys so it was not a random meeting. Anyway, they apparently took her to this hotel and thats how it started. I asked how she got naked and she said she just stripped when she got there and she said it as if it was no big deal. i asked if she did a strip show and she said no, that she just took off her clothes. apparently there were three of them there but others would stop by during the night. She said they started by partying, drinking and she fully knew she would be fucked that night. Well it all started with some pictures. when i asked who else has the photos she claimed only her as she took the film from the camera b4 she left. I also asked why she just didnt destroy the film and she said nothing. Well, apprently after the photo shoot the three men pulled a train on her. I asked if they fucked her all at once and she said no, that they went one at a time and they all wore condoms (which still makes me wonder if they wore them because they were afraid of what they might catch or if she insisted). It appears that she spent the entire night in that bed and that several others stopped by just to fuck her that night . of course i acted angry and she was clearly upset and apologetic. Over time she would open up more about that night and we as a couple became more honest about our sexuality. She knows i am turned on by the thought of her with other men and she has done a good job of satisfying my fantasies.

  82. Krieke Says:

    we would talk about that night she was the subject of a train several times. I would find out that she was fucked by 9-10 men that night, that her pussy was so sore the next day that she had to spend most of it in bed, and that she sucked several cocks that night as well. It also turns out that she did in fact enjoy it. She said, and i quote ” i had a blast but did feel slutty afterward.” most shockingly was the fact that she apparently did this on two other occasions. Today she would never do something this slutty but she certainly has her moments. By the way, i did ask her if there were any pics of her being fucked and she said that she didnt think so that one of the guys told one of the others to put the camera away before he undressed.

    Ladies and Gentleman, my wife was a slut.

  83. a tribe called quest Says:

    whut

  84. Shooter Mcgavin Says:

    ^^^
    wtf….

  85. RLW Says:

    “Uncle Krieke, can you read us a bedtime story please?”

  86. gSeven Says:

    >>She never would share a specific number but from piecing all the info she shared, i have come up with a number between 30 and 45.

    >>She is about 5′1, weighs about 190 lbs,

    ===
    *dies before closing window*

  87. Jz Says:

    Ladies and Gentleman, my wife was a slut.

    ——-

    grand opening, grand closing.

  88. BrokenEmpires Says:

    Damn Krieke I read your shit. I’ve been reading your shit. I read some of your posts like a month ago or something….. Crazy. wtf
    I wouldn’t be with her but then again.

    fuck, this makes me think of all the poor dudes that end up marrying these women. sad.

  89. is he dead? Says:

    What the hell was that about?

  90. is he dead? Says:

    Why am i always awaiting moderation?

  91. is he dead? Says:

    I’m a lurker…but damn.

  92. is he dead? Says:

    See nation? I wrote 3 consecutive comments!!I add to the discussion!!

  93. RB RADIO Says:

    CLASSIC FOOTAGE (VINTAGE)!!!
    I’m Hating! LOL Ya’ll Got that one! Good Shyt!
    Big Shout to Nahright!

  94. sharksbreath Says:

    White Girl want to smash.

    Married or not.

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