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Recentlly I posted how Hip Hop is missing real lyrical artist. And Hip Hop is turning more Pop then what it was created to be! So I want to get the Detox readers views and opinions on the topic. So be sure to Vote on the poll.

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This weeks Artist is Q-Tip he is one of my favorite artist because he knows who he is and he doesn’t apologize nor try to change.

He was born in 1970 in Harlem NY but grew up in Queens NY. He came on the scene around 1985 with the rap group A Tribe Called Quest” with his childhood friends Phife Dawg (Malik Taylor), and DJ/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad. A fourth member, rapper Jarobi White, left the group after their first album but appears to have rejoined the group since 2006.They released five albums in eight years the first one being in 1990 and the last one in 1998, the first three LPs were highly acclaimed, but the group disbanded in 1998.

And since then Q-tip has had a very successful solo career with four solo albums as well as four Grammy nominations and winning one in 2006, for Best Dance Recording: “Galvanize”. He has also acted in several films 9 to be exact. He had the lead role in the film “Prison Song” which he wrote. Q-Tip is also a very sought after producer he has produce work for Nas, Mobb Depp, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and will also be producing the upcoming Kanye and Jay-Z album “Watch The Throne”

Q- Tip is a prime example of what Hip Hop is missing real artist that do not try to fit the mold but break it.

Below is a video to remind you of how uniquely talented Q-Tip is

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This week’s throwback is by one of my favorite Hip Hop artist. In my opinion no one can touch him lyrically or creatively his name is Mos Def!!

Throwback song is: Umi Say

Make sure you check out this link to hear the throwback song of the week. It is still a dope song to this day and it was released in 1999 on his “Black on Both Sides” Album!! It reminds you of what good Hip Hop is! and it shows that it needs to be resurrected but I’ll save that for another post.

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