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Amplified (Explicit Version) CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60368282
UPC: 078221461924
UPC 14: 00078221461924
Release Date: 11/30/1999
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Wait Up ~ Q-Tip
2. Higher ~ Q-Tip
3. Do It ~ Q-Tip
4. Moving With U ~ Q-Tip
5. Let's Ride ~ Q-Tip
6. Things U Do ~ Q-Tip
7. All In ~ Q-Tip
8. Go Hard ~ Q-Tip
9. Breathe And Stop ~ Q-Tip
10. Vivrant Thing ~ Q-Tip
11. N.T. - (featuring Busta Rhymes) ~ Q-Tip
12. End Of Time - (featuring Korn) ~ Q-Tip

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes (rap vocals); Meda Leacock (background vocals); Korn.
Muze PNote Producers: Jay Dee, Q-Tip, DJ Scratch.
Muze PNote Engineers include: Steve Souder, Jason Groucott, Ken "Duro" Ifill.
Muze PNote Recorded at The Hit Factory, New York, New York.
Muze PNote A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip has played a very important role in hip-hop. And though loyal Quest fans dreaded the day that the members of the threesome (sometimes foursome) would go their separate ways, everyone longed and waited patiently for the highly anticipated Q-Tip solo joint. With that in mind and a mic in hand, Q-Tip comes correct on his debut album, AMPLIFIED.
Muze PNote With this album, the Abstract One makes it clear why his music has been so influential. The always-original Q-Tip is the type of rapper who makes his own trends. He also possesses nearly peerless skills as an MC and producer. The club-ready "Breathe and Stop" makes it hard for anyone to stay off the dance floor, and along with the album's other tracks, helps carry out a more mature hip-hop sound. Throughout AMPLIFIED, collaborations are kept to a minimum, allowing Q-Tip to show off his versatility. Two exceptions, however, are "End of Time," which features rock stars Korn, and "N.T.," a track on which Q-Tip shares the mic with longtime friend Busta Rhymes.

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Busta Rhymes
Muze Guest Artist Korn

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Greatest Funkin' Hits (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Velvet Rope
Muze Music Compilations 1991-00-Trunk Funk Classics
Muze Music Compilations Monkey Business
Muze Music Compilations The Big Bang (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations This Is Me Then:best Of Common
Muze Music Compilations Funkmaster Flex Presents:mix Tape V1
Muze Music Compilations Renaissance
Muze Music Compilations Afro Samurai (Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations No Strings Attached (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Essential Run Dmc
Muze Music Compilations Coast Ii Coast
Muze Music Compilations Anthology
Muze Music Compilations Cadillac Records (Music From The Motion Picture) ( Deluxe Version)
Muze Music Compilations Timeless
Muze Music Compilations Millennium Col.-20th Cent
Muze Music Compilations Outsider(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Story Never Told(Explicit Version)
Muze Music Compilations Done By The Forces Of Nature
Muze Music Compilations Hunger Games:mockingjay Part 1 (ost)

Associated Artists and Works

Business Intl (The)
Def, Mos
J. Period
Mos Def
Ronson, Mark

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/30/1999
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1999
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 14619
Music Label Name Label : Arista
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00078221461924

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (1/20/00, p.57)
- 3.5 stars out of 5 - "...stew-pot hip-hop - traditional blunts, broads and braggadocio filtered through Tip's abstract lens....represents laid-back hip-hop 2 minutes into the's gonna make you dance like you're on a bed of hot coals."

Entertainment Weekly (12/3/99, p.102)
- "'d be hard pressed to find more creativity on a rap album, from scrambling-for-a-dictionary lyrical flow and jazzbo guitars to Princely studio tricks....confirms that he can still kick it..." - Rating: A-

Q (1/01, p.93)
- Included in Q's "50 Best Albums of 2000".

Q (2/00, p.91)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...laid-back, jazzy, ambient hip-hop....[His] focused positivity, lightness of touch and deft improvisations are a welcome antidote to the heavy-handed self-aggrandising of many gangsta rappers..."

Alternative Press (3/00, pp.91-2)
- 4 out of 5 - "...strkies an adroit balance between pop and experimental mixes....Every track is at once relentlessly slamming and melodically graceful..."

Muzik (2/00, p.68)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...a gold-standard hip hop album that makes a perfect match between [Q-Tip's] rap skills and The Ummah's super-sharp production....[It] shows Q-Tip on form and roaring into the future..."

CMJ (12/27/99, p.5)
- "...Tip brings much-needed wit and intelligence to the art of getting jiggy with booty cuts...are balanced out by classes in the traditional Tip science you've come to know and love..."

NME (Magazine)
(12/30/00, p.79)
- Ranked #48 in NME's "Top 50 Albums Of The Year".

NME (Magazine)
(1/15/00, p.29)
- "Dope rhymes and, particularly, dope beats from the Tip here....his lyrics retain their former classic blend of the laid-back and the diamond sharp..."

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