Fuse TV’s, Toure had a conversation with an individual who received a sneak peek at the rapper’s new project and got wind of some DOPE information. According to Toure, RZA, Q-Tip and Pete Rock have all contributed to Yeezy’s new effort. I sincerely hope this means no more auto-tune. Auto-Tune on a Pete Rock would make my stomach turn upside down. It’s also been said that Pusha T from the Clipse and Drake have taken trips down to Hawaii (that’s where he’s creating the new album) to assist Ye with the new project. (BET’s Sound Off)
Sadly, it’s not one film covering both acts at once, but two documentaries about hip-hop legends Jay-Z and A Tribe Called Quest are coming our way. The Jay-Z film, entitled NY-Z is a love letter to the city Jay refers to as his muse. It captures the September 11, 2009 benefit concert at Madison Square Garden, the same hallowed venue where Jay shot his last concert flick, 2004′s Fade To Black. And much like that previous film, the concert is chocked full of special guests, including Kanye West, Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Beyonce, Diddy, John Mayer and Pharrell.
Pharrell is also slated to appear in the as yet untitled documentary by actor Michael Rappaport celebrating the legacy of A Tribe Called Quest. News of the film surfaced on The Neptunes website yesterday, reporting:
A new documentary film will be released …
THE HEAVY SOUND PRESENTS
A CONCERT EVENT TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR DIABETES.
Wednesday, January 20th @ Knitting Factory Brooklyn
HOSTED by ACTOR MICHAEL RAPAPORT
and PHIFE DAWG From A TRIBE CALLED QUEST
SPECIAL GUEST PERFORMANCES By GHOSTFACE KILLAH,
JAY ELECTRONICA, CONSEQUENCE, TALIB KWELI & More …MORE
Dres, of Black Sheep fame, will return with a new album, From The Black Pool of Genius, in Spring 2010. The release includes Native Tongue brethren De La Soul and A Tribe Called Quest, as well as Rhymefest and AZ. The rap veteran plans to reward longtime fans with an EP beforehand (not-so-originally titled) From The Black Pool of Genius: The Prelude, due out next month. Below is a track from The Prelude so… ”Pick it up, Pick it up, Pick it up!”