Q-Tip has announced a tentative spring release for The Renaissance, which will arrive via Motown/Universal. On the new album, Q-Tip employs the efforts of a full live band and some big-name guest performers (Dâ€™Angelo, Common, Andre 3000). Also in the works for release is Kamaal The Abstract, his 2001 album that was shelved by Arista for being too, well, abstract for commercial purposes. Q-Tip owns the album himself now, according to Billboard, and will perform songs from it on his forthcoming tour.
Thatâ€™s not all: Now that Tip has assumed control of his MySpace page (previously managed by his record label), heâ€™s also making rarities and demos available. The unreleased “Move,” which was produced by the late, great J Dilla, is currently streaming on the site.