For Tribe fans able to get over the fact that Q-Tip isn't trading off on rhymes with Phife Dog and Ali as usual, Amplified is an excellent work, almost up to the same level as the group's underrated final Jive album, The Love Movement.
Even Q-Tip's not-so-relevant work on Amplified confirms his place in the highest echelon of lyricists- despite the nature of his rhymes, his timing is unequaled. Amplified exhibits new methods of delivery for Abstract which demonstrate just how diverse his styles can be. Musically, most of Amplified sounds absolutely nothing like Tribe's material, but on tracks like "Let's Ride" and "Things You Do," a palpable Quest vibe emerges.
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For example, Q-Tip, although still flows over a beat like a professional, raps about stuff that would apply the regular women in a club. Q-Tip has an addiction to movements, whether it’s a women’s butt, the rattling of another MC’s mic being taken away, or the movement from his former philosophical and thinking self to this new ridiculous self. Occasionally, it’s also noticed that Q-Tip cusses a lot more on this record, possibly in an attempt to gain himself a new audience and separate himself from Tribe.
Amplified is the debut solo album of American hip hop artist Q-Tip, released November 30, 1999, on Arista Records. Production was primarily handled by Q-Tip and Jay Dee, who had previously produced for A Tribe Called Quest. The album debuted at on the . Billboard 200 chart, selling over 90,000 copies in its first week. On January 5, 2000, it was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, for shipments of 500,000 copies in the United States
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