Q-Tip Updates Hip-Hop Fans On ‘The Last Zulu’ Album Status
With all these new releases, Q-Tip makes sure to join the discussion by updating heads on his long-awaited project, The Last Zulu.
Yes, you might be bumping all that G.O.O.D. Music work that has dropped over the past month, but there is one member of the crew that wants in on the action. Q-Tip, whose long-awaited solo project The Last Zulu has led to sleepless nights for some hardcore hip-hop heads, teased an update on the album’s status via Twitter on Saturday, June 16.
The last Zulu aka the riot diary #ComingSoon
— QTip (@QtipTheAbstract) June 16, 2018
This is a strong turn of events after The Abstract originally said the G.O.O.D. Music effort was going to be released back in 2012. “It’s gonna be me, straight up and down,” he said in an interview with VIBE. “That’s the thing about ‘Ye. He respects me, I respect him. We all know what it is.” Now, six years later, and we are still anticipating this work from Kamaal. In that same interview, the future NYU professor described the album’s sound as “that boom-bap, unrelenting lyrical, thoughtful, edgy, street” sound.
Also indicated in Tip’s tweet, there may be a title change, as he mentions The Riot Diary. Given the nature of his group, A Tribe Called Quest, and their album We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service — Q-Tip may have plenty of vitriol to share over this current White House and its crimes, the state of Black America, and other topics that we’d surely love to hear in audio form from the hip-hop legend.
Whatever it ends up being called, The Last Zulu will mark the Queens native’s first solo album since 2009’s Kamaal/The Abstract. No other details were shared, but we’re sure that this tweet is enough to get his hardcore fans interested at the thought of new work from a true music icon.