Q-Tip Kamaal The Abstract

Jive
  • CD 88697555192£7.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
  • 2×LP jive1592LP£17.99
    Out of stock
  • 1. feelin
  • 2. do you dig? (feat. gary homas & kurt rosenwinkel)
  • 3. a million times
  • 4. blue girl
  • 5. barely in love
  • 6. heels
  • 7. abstractionisms (feat kenny garrett aka truth)
  • 8. caring
  • 9. even if it is so
  • 10. make it work (bonus track)

After years locked away, this killer jazz infused funk-rock hip hop bomb by Q-Tip finally sees the light of day!

Eight years on from when this fantastic experimental album by Q-Tip (of A Tribe Called Quest fame) was initially leaked, 'Kamaal The Abstract' is FINALLY here. Made around 2001 but was deemed far to experimental and considered not commerical enough by Arista boss, LA Reid (we are guessing he feels a bit silly now) Despite this, 'Kamaal the Abstract became a huge underground hit with every body doing their best to grab hold of the extremely limited bootleg copies around at the time.

Commendably avante-garde at its creation, unsurprisingly 'Kamaal The Abstract' seems as fresh as ever and in these hard times when hip hop is falling by the waist side is a shining ray of hope to all hip hop fans. The album has a very organic live raw jazzy funk-rock percussive feel reminscent of Prince.  Includes two bonus tracks!

ACE!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

People also bought

Deutsche Elektronische MusikExperimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1972-83Soul Jazz Records
The first seeds of German rock and experimental electronic music were planted in 1968, as students and workers in Paris, Prague, Mexico and throughout...
  • Deluxe 2×CD£12.99
    Out of stock
  • 2×LP Vol.1£17.99
    Out of stock
  • 2×LP Vol.2£17.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
  • MP3 Release£9.99
    In stockAdd to Bag
Pax Nicholas And The Nettey FamilyNa Teef Know De Road Of TeefDaptone
Killer re-discovered ultra-rare afro-beat classic from Pax Nicholas on Daptone Records!!! This is absolutely AWESOME, a forgotten classic from Nicholas...
  • CD£11.99
    Out of stock
  • LP£12.49
    Out of stock
 
     
       
        African Scream ContestRaw & Psychedelic Afro Sounds From Benin & TogoAnalog Africa
        This is an AWESOME compilation of super-funky, raw, and rootsy African funk from 1970s Benin and Togo! An essential party rocking album of super-rare...
        • CD£13.99
          Out of stock
        • 2×LP£19.99
          Out of stock
        Local CustomsDownriver RevivalNumero
        Between 1967 and 1981, Detroit's downriver neighbour Ecorse, Michigan had it's own Moe Asch. Set up on the 18th Avenue, Felton Williams chronicled the...
        • CD + DVD£21.99
          Out of stock
        Bridge Into The New AgeFunky Afro-Centric Spiritual Sounds From Jazz's Forgotten DecadeBGP
        BGP returns to its jazz roots with a compilation that looks at the funky, Afro-centric and distinctly spiritual grooves coming out of North America in...
         
          Gilles Peterson PresentsBrazilikaFar Out
          World renowned BBC Radio 1 Dj and tastemaker Gilles Peterson has compiled a fantastic collage of Brazillian tunes straight from the vaults of Far Out Recordings...
          • CD£10.99
            In stockAdd to Bag
          • LP£11.99
            Out of stock
          Pharoah SandersDeaf Dumb Blind (Summun Bukmun Umyun) (1970)Impulse
          Seminal Pharoah on Impulse. Classic deep jazz with Gary Bartz, Lonnie Liston Smith, Cecil McBee and more. ESSENTIAL! ORIGINAL IS USA ORIGINAL GATEFOLD...
          • CD£13.99
            Out of stock
          • Original LP£40.00
            Out of stock
          BarrabasPower (1973)RCA Victor
          Classic funky rock
          • Original LP£9.00
            Out of stock
          JoyceVisions of Dawn (1976)Far Out
          This has to be one of the ultimate 'lost' Brazilian acid folk albums, right up there with Joyce's work Nelson Angelo. A great collaboration between three...
          • LP£14.99
            Out of stock
          • CD£9.99
            Out of stock
          Joe HendersonPower to the People (1969)Milestone Records
          This is super-heavy deep, funky jazz from saxophonist Henderson, part of a set of recordings he made on Milestone in the early 70s that are 100% essential!...
          • CD£7.99
            Out of stock
          Mos DefThe EcstaticDowntown
          WOW! Finally a hip hop album worth talking about.  Mos Def is back with his stunning return to form with his fourth solo album "The Ecstatic." It...
          • 2×LP£17.99
            Out of stock
          Moritz Von Oswald TrioVertical AscentHonest Jon's
          Great album from Basic Channel/Rhythm and Sound's Maurizio AKA Mauritz Von Oswald, alongside Vladislav Delay and Max Loderbauer! Excellent expansive...
          • CD£11.99
            Out of stock
          • 2×LP£13.99
            Out of stock
           
            Johnny ColonBoogaloo BluesCotique
            Classic 60's New York boogaloo album that includes monster tracks like "Boogaloo Blues" and "Jumpy"! Boogaloo was the fusion of Cuban son with pop,...
            TetineI Go To The DoctorSoul Jazz Records
            Killer Punk-Funk/New Wave 12” featuring the Sao Paulo based group Tetine along with a wicked remix from CSS. Tetine are Bruno Verner and Eliete...
             
              Here Come The GirlsErnie K DoeSoul Jazz Records
              Oh yes, it's the second in our Fan Club 45s - These are limited to 1000 copies and only available on the Soul Jazz Records website. Killer New Orleans...
              • 7"£8.99
                Out of stock
              • MP3 Release£0.99
                In stockAdd to Bag
              The Sisters LoveGive Me Your LoveSoul Jazz Records
              ‘Ahead of their time’ is a much used phrase to describe some of the most creative groups and The Sisters Love were most definitely that. In...
              • 2×LP£14.99
                Out of stock
              • CD£11.99
                Out of stock
               
                Ray BarrettoHard HandsFania
                Killer funky latin album featuring "Hard Hands", "Abidjan" and the cult classic "Love Beads" ( a jazz dance classic!). Alongside "Acid" this is Ray Barretto's...
                • Reissue LP£11.99
                  Out of stock
                Freedom, Rhythm and Sound BOOKBy Gilles Peterson and Stuart BakerSoul Jazz Books
                 Sorry out of print! Soul Jazz Records are proud to present this amazing collection of sleeves from the deepest, deepest jazz music ever - compiled...