Q-Tip - Amplified mp3 album
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 J Dilla, who had previously produced for A Tribe Called Quest. Q-Tip's lyrics throughout the album feature boasts, playful seduction raps, and abstract lyricism. 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
Amplified is Q-Tip’s debut solo album and the most commercially successful to date. Coming right on the heels of the newly-defunct A Tribe Called Quest’s embattled The Love Movement album in 1998, Q-Tip signed with Arista Records and released Amplified on November 30, 1999. Taking a more mainstream-aimed approach than ever the album picked up momentum from the success of Vivrant Thing, the first rap song to ever go on Billboard’s R&B Airplay chart. Tip followed it up with the equally strong Breathe and Stop.
Production was primarily handled by Q-Tip and J Dilla, who had previously produced for A Tribe Called Quest. Amplified (Q-Tip album) history. Amplified (Q-Tip album) encyclopedia. Amplified (Q-Tip album) facts.
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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.
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.
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|3||Breathe And Stop||4:03|
|4||Moving With U||3:22|
|6||Things U Do||4:06|
Vocals – Meda Leacock
Producer – DJ ScratchVocals – Jessica Rivera
Featuring – Busta RhymesProducer – DJ Scratch
|12.1||End Of Time
Vocals – Korn
|12.2||Do It, Be It, See It||4:35|
- Producer – Jay Dee (tracks: 1 to 8, 10, 12), Q-Tip (tracks: 1 to 8, 10, 12)
Notes(c)&(p) 1999 Arista Records Inc
TM under license to BMG Music Canada
Printed in Canada
Track 12.2: 'Do It, Be It, See It' starts at 3:58 min. Total duration of track 12 is 8:33 min.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 0 7822-14619-2 4
|07822-14619-1||Q-Tip||Amplified (2xLP, Album)||Arista||07822-14619-1||US||1999|
|ARLP-4622||Q-Tip||Amplified (Clean Version) (2xLP, Album, Promo)||Arista||ARLP-4622||US||1999|
|ARCD 4619||Q-Tip||Amplified (CD, Album, Club)||Arista||ARCD 4619||US||1999|
|07822-14619-2||Q-Tip||Amplified (CD, Album)||Arista||07822-14619-2||US||1999|
|none||Q-Tip||Amplified (CDr, Album, Promo)||Not On Label||none||US||1999|