Q-Tip Breaks Down Pause Tapes & 4-Tracks


Grind Music radio bring Q-Tip into to studio to talk about how he started producing and meeting Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Phife. Q-Tip breaks down the art of the pause tapes and 4-tracks before revealing that his first production equipment was purchased after making the first A Tribe Called Quest album.

When I was doing the first album, I was still bring pause tapes to the studio.

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  1. HE MADE BONITA AT 15 ! 15 . Q TIP MADE A CLASSIC BEFORE MOST CATS COULD GET THIER DIVERS LICENCE . WOW
    PRODUCED APPACHIE GANGSTER B I ALREADY KNEW THAT BUT THAT BEAT WAS KINDA HARD .
    GOOD VIDEO SEMANTIC !

    • People really don’t realize how amazing Q-Tip is as a producer. That Monty Alexander record he used for Apache is one of my favorite original samples of all time.

  2. tribe were actually the peeps who inspired me to want to make some beats. mad props to qtip and ali shaheed

  3. An under-rated beat master indeed. 4 words: Mobb Deep The Infamous. Wanna know who influenced Jay Dee and was Jay Dee’s “hero”? Um, yeah, it was ‘Tip.

  4. Wow, Tip straight droppin knowledge! One of my favorites emcees and producers.

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