From Tito Belis and BigHassle.com:
Q-TIP TO PERFORM MYSPACE MUSIC RELEASE SHOW AT THE TROCADERO IN PHILADELPHIA, PA, ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6
NEW ALBUM "THE RENAISSANCE" IN STORES NOVEMBER 4 AND ONLINE NOW ON UNIVERSAL MOTOWN
MySpace Music is proud to announce that hip-hop pathfinder Q-Tip will be performing a free show for his MySpace friends at the Trocadero Theatre Upstairs in Philadelphia, PA, on Thursday, November 6, 2008 - a show being powered by AT&T. The Release Show will have 200 tickets available for the 21+ show, and admittance will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 11 p.m., with the performance starting immediately after.
As one of the founding members of the forward-thinking Native Tongues collective A Tribe Called Quest (alongside other notable acts such as De La Soul, Black Sheep, Jungle Brothers, etc.), Grammy award winner Q-Tip has solidified himself as a name synonymous with hip-hop innovation. With his recognizable high-pitched delivery and knack for vivid storytelling, Q-Tip, along with his cohorts in A Tribe Called Quest, came to be known as one of the most important acts in hip-hop history due to their laid-back, bohemian vibe, atypical jazz-inspired musical sampling, and the creation of a music that rivaled the hardcore posturing that was prevalent on both coasts of the country during the group's heyday. Q-Tip closed the Nineties with his first gold-certified solo album, "Amplified," the crossover smash "Vivrant Thing," and collaborations with Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, REM, Missy Elliott and Lucy Pearl. Currently, Q-Tip is gearing up for the release of his new solo album, "The Renaissance," which will be issued on Universal Motown on Election Day, November 4. Featuring guest appearances from Raphael Saadiq, Norah Jones and others, "The Renaissance" illustrates Q-Tip's versatility as an artist and showcases exactly why he continues to remain relevant in the hip-hop game of today.
The Trocadero Theatre Upstairs
1003 Arch St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
* http://www.thetroc.com *
Please visit Q-Tip's MySpace page for the very latest news items, tour dates and media: * http://www.myspace.com/qtip *
For more information on MySpace Release Shows, please visit: http://www.myspace.com/hiphop .
About MySpace Music:
MySpace Music is a landmark joint venture among MySpace, The EMI Group, SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group, and Sony ATV, and whose independent music distribution partners include The Orchard, IODA, Alternative Distribution Alliance, RED, Fontana, and Caroline. MySpace Music, with more than five million artist profiles and 35 million monthly unique users, offers an ever-growing catalog of freely streamable audio and video content, user-friendly e-commerce solutions, personal music players, and user and artist playlisting. MySpace Music aims to empower major, independent, and unsigned artists to monetize their content through multiple revenue streams.by allowing the MySpace community to freely stream premium content in an ad-supported environment, purchase MP3s and ringtones, create and share playlists, and ultimately buy merchandise, concert tickets, and other digital and physical goods. MySpace Music also connects artists and fans in the offline arena through various concert series and live events including Secret Shows, MySpaceLIVE!, Transmissions, The Release, Front to Back and The List.and live events including Secret Shows, MySpaceLIVE!, Transmissions, Front to Back and The List.
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