Q-Tip on the Music Industry


Q-Tip recently spoke with Newsweek’s Seth Colter Walls on how the music industry today really is:

“Their model for getting numbers is broken,” Q-Tip explained. “They realize it, but they don’t have any solutions. They all seem shook. A&R departments need people who really know music. That way, they can make records that last a long time, because eventually it’s going to be about the whole catalog selling again. Especially in these hard times, people want to make sure that their dollar is going to something that’s worth something.”

Now that Tip regained the rights to the master tapes of Kamaal The Abstract, he plans on releasing it in the future. Which is great since it was so dope, it’s a shame the masses haven’t heard it yet.. but with a little reworking (like his other unreleased lp, Open) and I know it’ll be an instant classic.


~ by redspyda on January 8, 2009.

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