Q-Tip has long been a prominent ambassador for Afrika Bambaataa‘s legion of peacekeeping hip-hop diplomats AKA The Universal Zulu Nation. Recently the Queens legend strutted some of his executive privilege in adding a few new members to the team (some more conventional than others) including fellow Queens MC and titan Nas, Stankonian prince Big Boi, the young and fruitful Joey Bada$$ and Gary, Indiana’s gangstafied Freddie Gibbs. And let’s not forget the most contentious of the new recruits, the one and only Lil Wayne. While that last one might leave you scratching your head, it is hardly arguable that Bam Bam’s clique is in dire need of some new blood in the fight for hip-hop’s future and with the exception of The Wheezing One, we’d say the roster is certainly filling out. Read a quote from Tip about his new team down below and keep it locked to the realm for all your Zulu updates.
“I’m gonna let y’all know about some of the new inductees and what our plan – and when I say our I’m speaking specifically about mine and 9th Wonder, [what] our chapter is trying to do for the Nation. To really put a stronghold out there, so that we can be active and not just be angry. Not just be emotional but have a real thing there for change, a real vehicle, a real structure.”