Label: Mr. Incognito Productions
For fans of Q-Tip's legendary work as the frontman for A Tribe Called Quest, his second solo album will have a nostalgic effect. The Native Tongues era-inspired production combines samples and live instrumentation, creating a jazzy, soulful sound that goes perfectly with Tip's witty and mature lyrics. He spins a compelling tale of catching a girlfriend being unfaithful on "You" and pays tribute to everyone from Biz Markie to Rakim to Snoop Dogg on "Life Is Better," which features Norah Jones. For true Tribe fans, more verses from the Abstract are always something to look forward to.