Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Q-Tip..up close and personal

Last week, Q-Tip came to town to do an album listening event at Turntable Lab. During the Q&A session he said "what's the question...?!", to laughs from fans. This was in response to being asked about dating Nicole Kidman. Come on, it's LA after all...we want some celeb gossip!?

If you don't know, Q-Tip is hip-hop royalty who is indelibly imprinted in our minds and hearts as the raspy-voiced leader of A Tribe Called Quest. ATCQ for short. Here's his Q&A session in LA with old skool fans like me!

"Hello...this is your Midnight Marauders program, we hope that you will find our presentation precise, bass-heavy and 'just right'...thanks!"

You have to remember the jazz inspired album, Midnight Marauders, with those (double) basslines, horns and vibes that only a jazz head could capture. Creating a seamless rap album from fragments of disparate music that went platinum raised the bar for all artists and was a milestone in hip-hop history. Q-Tips lyrics were always poetry without being vulgar or violent. The man is a genius and still true to the game.

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