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Iron Mic’s Best SXSW Moments Pt. 1

From artists as obscure as Chill Moody and Tiger Town, to superstars like Nas and 2 Chainz, SXSW 2016 supplied days upon days of amazing performances. This is just the beginning of everything I got to experience on my trip to Austin.

Chill Moody

Tiger Town

Nas

Khaled and Chainz

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J. Period Releases Best Of Q-Tip Mixtape

The [Abstract] Best Of Q-Tip Vol. 1

As a hip hop DJ, one of my biggest idols is DJ J.Period. J. Period has garnered numerous awards for his mixtapes including “Elemental Magazine “MIXTAPE DJ ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 2003”, “Source Magazine MIXTAPE DJ OF THE YEAR 2005”, “MTV TOP 5 DJs OF 2007”, and “Hip Hop DX 2008 Mixtape of the Year Runner Up” for “Design of A Decade Volume 1” hosted by Skillz. Check out J. Period’s awards and press page for a complete list of his achievements.

The [Abstract] Best Of Q-Tip Vol. 1 describes Q-Tip’s journey through hip hop. In the “behind the scenes” mini-interviews, Q-Tip explains what influences him to make music and how well-known projects like “Scenario” came together. The [Abstract] covers Tip’s most popular songs with A Tribe Called Quest, his solo joints and his production projects.

Exclusive J. Period remixes for Getting Up, What The Fuss (that “Shook Ones” instrumental can make any remix hot), Give Up The Goods (which includes an an extra verse by Nas), Buddy and others are available only on this mixtape. In addition to the J.Period remixes, artists like Skillz, De La Soul, Consequence and Kid Cudi pay homage to Q-Tip by reinterpreting his classics with ‘tribute remixes”.

If you’re a DJ, aspiring artist, old head or a newcomer to hip hop, The [Abstract] massages away all the stress of commercial rap and even comes with a happy ending! That is, the end of the mixtape hints at The [Abstract] Best Of Q-Tip Vol. 2, which you can get if you buy the Limited Edition [Abstract] Best T-Shirt. The shirt, designed by Fuse Green, sports the mixtape’s cover on the front and has three options for the writing on the back. Q-Tip is a hip-hop legend and if you aren’t familiar with him, take a piece of advice from the (recreated) Midnight Marauders Tour Guide: “For an enhanced hip-hop experience, please know your history.”

Favorites : Vivrant Thing (J. Period Remix), What (Tribute Remix), What The Fuss (J. Period Remix), Give Up The Goods (J. Period Remix)