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The Abstract Returns: Meet Q-Tip Tonight

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    The Abstract Returns: Meet Q-Tip Tonight
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    After a nearly ten-year wait, Q-Tip is back with a new album.

    Has it been a decade since "Vivrant Thing" dropped?

    Damn. Just about. Q-Tip's first and only solo album "Amplified" came out way back in 1999 so fans have waited nearly ten years for the Tribe Called Quest leader to release a new record.

    The Abstract will be signing copies of that new album, "The Renaissance," at a midnight release party at Fat Beats tonight at Sixth Avenue and Eighth Street.

    Though Q-Tip handles most of the production on the album, word has it that the late great J Dilla produced a few tracks.  If the new single "Getting Up" is any indication, the album is gonna be hot.