Producer: J Dilla, Q-Tip
Label: Arista Records
After years as an underground king, Q-Tip was ready for the mainstream success that had eluded him for years. Ditching the Tribe, Tip went for dolo, focusing on a solo project that was primarily produced by himself and Jay Dee. The first look from the album was the uptempo “Vivrant Thing.”
It's subject matter and commercial sound confused many fans, as this was a new Tip, with producer Jay Dee elevating his sound, crossing over to the pop spectrum. Love it or hate it, Dilla's flip of Love Unlimited Orchestra's “I Wanna Say” has held up remarkably well. This record still packs dance floors some twelve years after its release.